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    Earth Day 2017: Nature’s Warning – Mend Ways Now or be Doomed

Earth Day 2017: Nature’s Warning – Mend Ways Now or be Doomed

Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls

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    Yamuna Event: NGT Slams Sri Sri, Says ‘You Have No Sense of Responsibility’

Yamuna Event: NGT Slams Sri Sri, Says ‘You Have No Sense of Responsibility’

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday slammed the Art of Living over its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar blaming the Centre and the green panel for damage to the Yamuna

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    Scientists Discover Super-Earth That Could Harbour Life

Scientists Discover Super-Earth That Could Harbour Life

An international team of astronomers has discovered a so-called “super-Earth” that could contain liquid water, a situation that would make it a very good candidate for harbouring life. Super-Earth is

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    In 10 Years, Half of India’s Energy Capacity will be from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources

In 10 Years, Half of India’s Energy Capacity will be from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources

Non-fossil fuels — renewables, nuclear and large hydroelectric power plants — will account for more than half (56.5 per cent) of India’s installed power capacity by 2027, according to a

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    India to Get Normal Monsoon, Clear Picture in June: IMD

India to Get Normal Monsoon, Clear Picture in June: IMD

India will get a normal monsoon this year, benefitting farmers, with average rainfall as a whole likely to be around 96 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on

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    30% of World’s Natural Heritage Sites Threatened by Wildlife Trafficking: WWF

30% of World’s Natural Heritage Sites Threatened by Wildlife Trafficking: WWF

A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report has found that illegal poaching, logging and fishing occurs in nearly 30 per cent of natural and mixed World Heritage sites, driving endangered

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‘British Naturalist Gerald Durrell Wanted to Breed Assam’s Pygmy Hog in His Zoo’

  ‘British Naturalist Gerald Durrell Wanted to Breed Assam’s Pygmy Hog in His Zoo’

India-born, late British naturalist and author Gerald Durrell, who took a keen interest in conservation of the pygmy hog in

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Taiwan Bans Sale, Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat

  Taiwan Bans Sale, Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat

Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal

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Trump Signs Order Overhauling Obama’s Attempts to Slow Climate Change

  Trump Signs Order Overhauling Obama’s Attempts to Slow Climate Change

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at tackling global warming. The

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Elephant Census Begins in Kaziranga

  Elephant Census Begins in Kaziranga

The Assam forest department on Saturday started its four-day census of elephants in Assam’s famous Kaziranga National Park. The authorities

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Northeast, West Bengal to Start Synchronised Elephant Census

  Northeast, West Bengal to Start Synchronised Elephant Census

In the first ever attempt Northeastern states including West Bengal is all set to carry out a synchronised elephant census

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63 Million in India Do Not Have Access to Clean Water

  63 Million in India Do Not Have Access to Clean Water

India has the maximum number of people — 63 million — living in rural areas without access to clean water,

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Fossils from 1.6 Billion Years Ago Found in India May be Oldest-Known Plants

  Fossils from 1.6 Billion Years Ago Found in India May be Oldest-Known Plants

Fossils unearthed in India that are 1.6 billion years old and look like red algae may represent the earliest-known plants,

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Bibhuti Lahkar: Grassland Warrior

  Bibhuti Lahkar: Grassland Warrior

February Edition, In Conversation, NET Bureau, Nayanjyoti Medhi Bibhuti Lahkar is a conservationist and ecologist from Assam whose work inside

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Boycott Kaziranga Until ‘Shoot on Sight’ Lifted: Survival International

  Boycott Kaziranga Until ‘Shoot on Sight’ Lifted: Survival International

Days after BBC was banned from India’s tiger projects for five years for questioning protection measures in Kaziranga national park,

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‘India Has 70% of World’s Lion Population’

  ‘India Has 70% of World’s Lion Population’

Environment Minister Anil Dave on Friday said India has 70 per cent of the world’s lion population, with spirited conservation

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After 2010, India’s Air Deteriorated Faster Than Ever

  After 2010, India’s Air Deteriorated Faster Than Ever

India’s air quality deteriorated faster than ever over the five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according

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