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Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:JAMMU AND KASHMIR:Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ecology, India and Koran on the bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The books on the shelf this weekend are meaningful and thought-provoking -- encompassing a return to roots, be it the hometown or the country -- ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jairam Ramesh denies clearance for Kochi cricket stadium


June 13th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Cricket buffs in Kerala got a rude shock Monday when union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh ruled out clearance for the proposed Kochi cricket stadium.Addressing ... Read more...

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Sunderbans was the biggest challenge for tiger census: Ramesh


March 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was a big challenge for forest officials to count tigers in the Sunderbans mangroves, which has reported 70 out of a total of 1,706 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

At 1,706, India’s tiger count up 12 percent (Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is today home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released here Monday. The figure marks an increase of 12 percent, excluding the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oz fisherman survives after battling with 4m crocodile for 15 minutes


March 10th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 10 (ANI): A fisherman in Australia has escaped death after he battled with a 4m crocodile for 15 minutes to free himself from the animal's jaws before help arrived.Todd ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Court upholds closure of Kerala’s controversial mangrove park


January 24th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 24 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Monday upheld the decision of the union environment and forests ministry to close down a controversial mangrove theme park in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 provides special relaxations: Jairam


January 8th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Keeping in view the diverse problems faced by fishermen and local communities living in slums, special relaxations have been provided in the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification, Union ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Navi Mumbai airport gets green nod, finally (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India's commercial capital Mumbai will finally get its second airport, some 35 km from the existing one, with the environment and forests ministry giving its nod Monday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Probe against cop using security vessel for fishing


October 11th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) A probe has been initiated against an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who was caught fishing along with his relatives in a hi-tech marine patrol vessel Sunday morning, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM Chavan meets PM over Navi Mumbai airport row


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Maharashtra's Chief Minister Ashok Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the development of a new airport in Navi Mumbai, on Friday.Chavan said that the Prime ... Read more...

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NCC cadets clean up oil spill off in Mumbai


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 22 (ANI): The National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets conducted a clean-up operation on the mangroves, which were all but destroyed due to the recent oil spill off the coast of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jairam Ramesh visits oil spill site


August 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A week after the ship collision, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Saturday visited the site of the oil spill off Mumbai coast to take stock ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Environmentalists worried over oil spill


August 10th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Environmentalists say the oil leak in the sea off Mumbai due to the sinking of a ship would lead to an ecological disaster. Efforts are on to remove the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bipasha finds newspapers ‘depressing’ (Movie Snippets)


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu has a habit of starting her day with newspapers, but she finds it extremely "depressing" to do so. "Brought up by parents who insisted ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dancin’ in the rain


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Neetu Chandra hates to travel in rains because she thinks rains make her feel dull. The only thing she likes about the rain is to dance in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala theme park ordered shut after opposition attack


July 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led opposition Monday raised the issue of a controversial mangrove theme park at Kannur and staged a walkout in the assembly, prompting the government to hastily ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coastal zone management project initiated


July 7th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dandi (Gujarat), July 7 (IANS) A Rs.1,200-crore project for integrated coastal zone management has been initiated for the first time in the country, with Gujarat, West Bengal and Orissa getting the lion's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World leaders ‘fail to stem biodiversity loss’


April 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A major study has confirmed that the world's governments will not be able to meet their internationally agreed target of curbing the loss of species and nature by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Court asks for report on attack on Mumbai activists


March 17th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered the state government to file a report within 24 hours on the attack on two prominent social activists in Raigad Tuesday. A division ... Read more...

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Habitats will have to keep pace with climate change


December 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) From beetles to barnacles, pikas to pine warblers, many species are already responding to shifting climate regimes. But how fast will they -- and their habitats -- have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Naveen Patnaik seeks wetlands research centre at Chilika


September 26th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the central government to set up a dedicated research centre for management of wetlands and coastal ecosystems at Chilika Lake, Asia's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s mangrove-dependent animals threatened with extinction


July 1st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): An assessment indicates that more than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mosquitoes sucking the life out of Galapagos wildlife


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that some of the mosquitoes on the Galapagos island have developed a taste for reptile blood, thus threatening precious wildlife in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s most important coral region in danger of being wiped out


May 13th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): A new report has said that the Coral Triangle near Indonesia, which is the world's most important coral region, is in danger of being wiped out by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mangrove forests saved lives in Indian super cyclone in 1999


April 15th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mumbai college student kidnapped, killed by teenager


February 17th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A teenager who kidnapped and killed a college student for refusing to pay Rs.200,000 has been arrested, police here said Tuesday.Amir Siddique Sheikh, 19, kidnapped Mukim Akbar Khan, ... Read more...

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Tusker rescued from a deep muddy swamp after 24 hours in Kochi


January 25th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Jan.25 (ANI): An elephant that fell into a muddy swamp at Thevara on Friday midnight near Kochi was rescued on Saturday night after 24 hours of rigorous rescue operations ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Supreme Court lifts curbs on Mundra port project


July 9th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday lifted its temporary curbs, imposed early this month, on development of the Rs.74 billion Mundra port project in Gujarat. A bench of Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian medicinal plant Acanthus may harbour liver cancer cure


January 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17(ANI): Indian researchers at Jadavpur University in Kolkata have discovered that the Indian medicinal plant Acanthus or Harkach Kanta can effectively combat liver cancer.Liver cancer is the fifth most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Real reason behind depletion of India’s mangroves revealed


November 14th, 2007 - 8:10 am ICT by admin
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