soil erosion

PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches courses in water conservation


April 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for two special courses in water harvesting, a statement said Monday. Admissions are ... Read more...

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Organic polymer protects burnt forest soil


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 23 (IANS) Wildfires destroy forests and hasten erosion of the burnt soil which slows efforts toward its natural regeneration, but hope is at hand in the form ... Read more...

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Himachal river project gets more funds


December 14th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 14 (IANS) The central government has given the green light for increasing the funding of a river channelisation project in Himachal Pradesh by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... Read more...

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‘Rohtang’s ecology needs preservation’


November 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 27 (IANS) Human interference disturbing the fragile ecology of a high Himalayan mountain pass overlooking this tourist resort has caught the attention of the Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Involve corporates to develop villages: Hazare (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare Tuesday called for returning to the Gandhian principles of holistic development of villages and creating more 'model villages' with the help of ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Delhi prepared to combat floods this year (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With the onset of the monsoon, the Delhi government is determined to control floods in the capital this year, Minister for Revenue, Irrigation and Flood ... Read more...

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China assures no dam, only power project on Brahmaputra: India


June 16th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) China has assured India it is only building a run-of-the-river power project on the Brahmaputra that would not divert the river, External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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New tillage practice cuts greenhouse emissions, ups farm yields


January 14th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Can farmers reduce nitrous oxide, thought to contribute to global warming, and increase crop production simply by adopting a new tillage practice?Well, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Rainwater harvesting works wonders for Sukhna Lake


January 11th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) With over 190 water bodies and an equal number of silt detention dams in the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, Chandigarh has been running one of the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Early settlers rapidly transformed Kiwi forests with fire


December 14th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the speed of early forest clearance following human colonisation of the South Island of New Zealand was a lot faster and intense ... Read more...

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Need medical help at Shimla airport? Wait for 40 minutes!


October 26th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) In case of an emergency at the Shimla airport, you will have to wait for more than half an hour for medical assistance, a mock drill conducted by ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green Himachal’s Lahaul Valley


October 17th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) The rugged, inhospitable terrain of this landlocked valley in Himachal Pradesh is sought to be greened with plantations of seabuckthorn, a medicinally rich plant, ... Read more...

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Orissa takes steps to conserve its coastline


October 1st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar/Puri, Oct 1 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced plans to initiate an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) in his State.Patnaik revealed aspects of theproject at a seminar ... Read more...

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Teesta river poses threat to life, property and wildlife in Siliguri


August 1st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri, Aug 1 (ANI): The raging Teesta River is posing a major threat to life and property in West Bengal's Siliguri District. Major changes have occurred in the course of ... Read more...

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Pilot project to check soil erosion in Himalayas


July 15th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) The central government Wednesday launched an initiative for seabuckthorn cultivation in high altitude areas and cold deserts of the Himalayas to check soil erosion, a Himachal Pradesh-based scientist ... Read more...

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Report warns of acute water shortages in Himalayan region


June 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 28 (DPA) Himalayan river basins in China, Bangladesh, India and Nepal will face a massive water depletion within 20 years, leading to a decline in food and mass migration, a ... Read more...

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“Sumoi Mari Gaon,” nature’s gift to Assam


June 17th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem KamodangGuwahati, June 17 (ANI): The Sumoi Mari Gaon village on Majuli Island in Assam, lies in the middle of the River Brahmaputra and is blessed with rich bio-diversity and a ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green cold deserts in Himalayan states


June 8th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) The cold deserts of the Indian Himalayas where the survival of many flora species is minimal may soon see massive plantations of seabuckthorn - ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in Chandigarh (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Shimla, June 6 (IANS) A chartered plane made an emergency landing at Chandigarh airport Sunday after a technical snag forced it to abandon scheduled landing at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and return, ... Read more...

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Soil erosion posing a grave threat to Assam tribals


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sumoi Mari (Assam), June 2 (ANI): Thousands of tribals of the 'Misings' tribe are under threat due to heavy soil erosion in Assam's Sumoi Mari village.The Bramhaputra River floods the village situated ... Read more...

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Land erosion posing serious threat to Dibrugarh


May 25th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Dibrugarh (Assam), May 25 (ANI): Unabated land erosion by the Brahmaputra River is posing a serious threat to 170-year-old Dibrugarh in Assam.The river has carried away 200 meters of its land.The water ... Read more...

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World Bank lends $60 mn for afforestation in China


May 7th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) The World Bank Friday approved a $60 million loan to support an afforestation project in China's eastern Shandong province, Xinhua reported. The project will reduce soil erosion and protect ... Read more...

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Shimla airport runway has shrunk


March 18th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) The runway of the Shimla airport has shrunk due to soil erosion and there are plans to undertake its restoration, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico launches reforestation project


February 18th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico will plant millions of trees over the next three years as part of its island-wide reforestation project. The Plataforma Verde (Green Platform) initiative was unveiled by ... Read more...

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Better breed of plants may help revive rugged western rangelands in US


February 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): In a long term study, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been developing a better breed of grasses and forages that could help revive the rugged ... Read more...

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Rising sea level threats life of people in Orissa


December 16th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Satabhaya (Orissa), Dec 16 (ANI): People settled in and around the coastal region of Satabhaya in Kendrapara District of Orissa are on the verge of losing their homes due to extensive soil ... Read more...

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Sukhna Lake’s silting brought under control: Official


November 26th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Silting of the Sukhna Lake, which has drastically reduced the area of the prime tourist attraction here, has been brought under control through a series of corrective measures, ... Read more...

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80 percent of Aussies threatened by rising sea levels


October 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): A new report has said that Australians may have to leave coastal areas as rising sea levels threaten homes, with the situation seeming more worrisome as 80 percent ... Read more...

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Dhaka to spend $1.6 bn to dredge 53 rivers


October 6th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's Planning Commission has approved a $1.69 billion mega plan to dredge 53 of its major waterways over the next eight years and has invited investment proposals to ... Read more...

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A good old ‘thorn’ in India-Mongolia ties


September 30th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Partapur (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 30 (IANS) India and Mongolia have joined hands to tap the potential of seabuckthorn, a plant better known here as Leh Berry that has high ... Read more...

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Global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in future


September 28th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new study by researchers at MIT and Caltech has predicted that global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in the future.Previous studies have shown that average annual ... Read more...

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