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    7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Single Star Discovered

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Single Star Discovered

In a major boost to the search for alien life outside our solar system, astronomers have spotted the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star, NASA

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    Wetland Conservation: HC Directs Assam Govt to File Affidavit

Wetland Conservation: HC Directs Assam Govt to File Affidavit

The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed the Assam government and civic authorities to file affidavits on protection and conservation of wetlands in the city. A division bench of justices

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    Saving an Endangered Bird — with Tricks, Tactics and Love

Saving an Endangered Bird — with Tricks, Tactics and Love

By Azera Parveen Rahman Its not a typically pretty bird to ‘ooh and ‘aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill

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    2 Indians Die Every Minute Due to Air Pollution: Study

2 Indians Die Every Minute Due to Air Pollution: Study

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study. According to

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    Fishes Death on River Due to Uranium Exploration in Meghalaya: KSU

Fishes Death on River Due to Uranium Exploration in Meghalaya: KSU

The powerful Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) has demanded the Meghalaya government to direct the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, under the Department of Atomic Energy to fill up

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    India’s Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

India’s Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which had started showing activity in the year 1991 after being dormant for over 150 years has once again started

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Films on Nagaland Tribes Stir Debate on Hunting, Conservation

  Films on Nagaland Tribes Stir Debate on Hunting, Conservation

A cluster of films based on the biodiversity-rich Nagaland, showcased at the seventh National Science Film Festival, have kick-up a

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Assam Hamlet Aspires to be India’s Cleanest

  Assam Hamlet Aspires to be India’s Cleanest

By Aditya Baruah It’s a movement that began during Christmas in 2012 with a competition to select the ‘cleanest’ family

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Over Half of World’s Pollution Deaths in China, India

  Over Half of World’s Pollution Deaths in China, India

Over half of the deaths across the world caused by air pollution were in India and China where 2.2 million

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Young Indian Farmers Spice up Market for Organic Himalayan Crops

  Young Indian Farmers Spice up Market for Organic Himalayan Crops

By Athar Parvaiz Decades after farmers on India’s plains flocked to the “Green Revolution”, reliant on chemical fertilisers to drive

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Majuli Aims to be India’s First Carbon-Neutral District

  Majuli Aims to be India’s First Carbon-Neutral District

By Azera Parveen Rahman It’s the world’s biggest river island and the first such in India to be declared a

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How a Spring Revival Scheme in Sikkim is Defeating Droughts

  How a Spring Revival Scheme in Sikkim is Defeating Droughts

By Athar Parvaiz Bina Sharma, a member of the Melli Dhara Gram Panchayat Unit in the southern part of India’s

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Meet Salim—Dimapur’s Recycling Hero

  Meet Salim—Dimapur’s Recycling Hero

Rows of basins, buckets, flower pots and more, made from used tyres sold along the highway in Dimapur’s Burma Camp

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Assam Govt Mulls Polythene Ban in Guwahati as Its Top Priority

  Assam Govt Mulls Polythene Ban in Guwahati as Its Top Priority

Concerned about the hazardous impact of polythene on environment, Assam government on Wednesday said it is considering banning polythene in

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Once-Reviled Scavenger Bird Now the Pride of Assam Villages

  Once-Reviled Scavenger Bird Now the Pride of Assam Villages

The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India. It’s not a pretty bird, with

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Efforts on to Make Tripura a Green State

  Efforts on to Make Tripura a Green State

Efforts are on to run more vehicles on compressed natural gas (CNG) and supply piped natural gas (PNG) to households

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Major Fire Breaks out in Sikkim’s Fambanglho Wildlife Sanctuary

  Major Fire Breaks out in Sikkim’s Fambanglho Wildlife Sanctuary

A major forest fire has broken out at Tinjurey Ridge in Fambanglho Wildlife Sanctuary, about 10 km from Gangtok in

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