Mon, 29 May 2017

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    India will Lose 2,305 sq km Forest Cover by 2025: Study

India will Lose 2,305 sq km Forest Cover by 2025: Study

A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands — slightly more than the size of Mauritius — could disappear by 2025,

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    Coping with Climate Change

Coping with Climate Change

April Edition, Statewide Meghalaya, NET Bureau, Saidul Khan People in remote hilly regions of Meghalaya’s Garo Hills largely depend on Jhum cultivation. It would be difficult for them to understand

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    Environmentalist Purnima Barman Receives Green Oscar

Environmentalist Purnima Barman Receives Green Oscar

Bringing laurels to the state, Purnima Devi Barman, a noted environmentalist of Assam has been conferred with the Whitley Awards, which is also known as the Green Oscars in London

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    Young Scientist Discovers New Species of Crabs in Meghalaya

Young Scientist Discovers New Species of Crabs in Meghalaya

A young scientist has just discovered a new species of cave-dwelling crabs in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the first ever species of a cave dwelling crab

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    Over-Speeding Vehicles in Kaziranga to be Fined Rs 5,000

Over-Speeding Vehicles in Kaziranga to be Fined Rs 5,000

Any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park in Assam will have to pay an environmental compensation of Rs 5,000 besides a challan under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act,

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    Arunachal to Set up Special Tiger Protection Force

Arunachal to Set up Special Tiger Protection Force

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a review meeting of Environment and Forest Department on Monday has issued specific directives to expedite establishment of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF)

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Biologist Purnima Devi Barman Nominated for Green Oscars

  Biologist Purnima Devi Barman Nominated for Green Oscars

Making Assam proud yet again, noted wildlife biologist and conservationist Purnima Devi Barman has been nominated for the prestigious Whitley

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Scientists Identify 50-Foot Creature That Washed up on an Indonesian Beach

  Scientists Identify 50-Foot Creature That Washed up on an Indonesian Beach

A giant sea creature, possibly with tusks, washed up on a beach in Indonesia last week, freaking out people on

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Meghalaya Releases State Disaster Management Plan

  Meghalaya Releases State Disaster Management Plan

With Meghalaya falling under high seismic zone, a state disaster management plan which focused on preparedness and mitigation during disaster,

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Fluoride Contamination Cripples over 1,000 Children in Assam

  Fluoride Contamination Cripples over 1,000 Children in Assam

Over a thousand children below the age of five have been crippled by fluorosis over the last six years in

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Guwahati School’s Study on Environment to Reach UN

  Guwahati School’s Study on Environment to Reach UN

Environmental experts from across the globe will have threadbare discussion at the United Nations soon on the reports and other

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Paris Climate Deal: India Contributing Nothing to It, Says Trump

  Paris Climate Deal: India Contributing Nothing to It, Says Trump

President Donald Trump has promised to make a “big decision” on the “one-sided” Paris climate deal soon as he alleged

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Six Tigers to be Relocated to Buxa Tiger Reserve from Assam

  Six Tigers to be Relocated to Buxa Tiger Reserve from Assam

Six tigers would be relocated to Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in north Bengal from neighbouring Assam as part of a

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Arunachal Monastery Sets Aside Forest Area as Community Conserved Area

  Arunachal Monastery Sets Aside Forest Area as Community Conserved Area

A Buddhist Cultural Society and a confederation of over 20 villages in Arunachal Pradesh have set aside a sizeable forest

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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

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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

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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

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