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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 Hojai in Assam. The most pronounced symptoms are bent legs

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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 documents prepared by the students of Guwahati-based NPS International School,

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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 that the US is being unfairly targeted by asking to

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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 plan for augmentation of tiger population in the reserve which

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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 area, belonging to a monastery, as a Community Conserved Area

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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

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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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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)

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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

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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

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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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