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Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Northeast Today

Environment

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    Meghalaya Hamlet Dedicates Forest for Conservation of Bats

Meghalaya Hamlet Dedicates Forest for Conservation of Bats

A tiny hamlet in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district has dedicated its forest for the conservation of an extremely rare Wroughton’s free-tailed bats, considered to be a critically endangered species.

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    Indian Army Euthanises Retired Dogs and Horses

Indian Army Euthanises Retired Dogs and Horses

What happens to Indian Army dogs including the decorated ones once they are not fit to carry out their rigorous duty? They are euthanised, says an RTI reply. The RTI

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    Meghalaya to Plant 10 Million Trees

Meghalaya to Plant 10 Million Trees

World Environment Day was observed on Friday at U Soso Tham Auditorium in Shillong based on the United Nations Theme for this year ‘Seven Billion Dreams One Planet Consume with

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    India to Become Water Scarce by 2025

India to Become Water Scarce by 2025

Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in

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    No Green Clearance for Six Arunachal hydro Projects

No Green Clearance for Six Arunachal hydro Projects

A slew of hydro electric projects planned in Arunachal Pradesh have been denied forest clearance by the Environment ministry after a recent meeting. It is learnt that the Forest Advisory

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    UN Body Warns Against Rhino Poaching in Assam

UN Body Warns Against Rhino Poaching in Assam

Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers

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Rhino Horns: More Valuable Than Diamonds

  Rhino Horns: More Valuable Than Diamonds

Rhinoceros horn fetches poachers more than what they would get from selling comparable weight of gold or diamonds, a critical

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Aftershocks May Jolt Northeast for Two Years

  Aftershocks May  Jolt Northeast for Two Years

Aftershocks of the Nepal quake may continue to be felt for two years though their intensity would go on diminishing,

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World’s First Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

  World’s First Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

Researchers have discovered a first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds.

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Arunachal Restarts Five Hydro Projects

  Arunachal Restarts Five Hydro Projects

Despite funds crunch, the Arunachal Pradesh Hydro Power Department has restored five mini hydro projects in various parts of the

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Arunachal to Stop Smuggling of Timber

  Arunachal to Stop Smuggling of Timber

A high-level meeting on Thursday decided that Forest authorities and police would launch operation to stop illegal felling of trees,

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Amur Falcons Naga & Pangti to Complete Second Migration Cycle

  Amur Falcons Naga & Pangti to Complete Second Migration Cycle

Two of the three satellite tagged Amur falcons, Naga and Pangti, are set to complete their second round of migration.

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Arunachal Dams; NGT Wants Impact Study

  Arunachal Dams; NGT Wants Impact Study

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Union Ministry of Power, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, governments

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Mizoram to Have Flower Village Soon

  Mizoram to Have Flower Village Soon

Mizoram will soon have its first flower village at Chawngtial in Champhai district. A senior official of the state’s horticulture

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Changing Climate Creates Tension in Tea Gardens

  Changing Climate Creates Tension in Tea Gardens

Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in Assam.

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36 Earthquakes in Northeast India This Year

  36 Earthquakes in Northeast India This Year

The Northeast was shaken by 36 tremors of light and moderate intensities in the first four months of this year,

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Swiss Duo Help Discover Ultimate Meghalaya Bat Caves

  Swiss Duo Help Discover Ultimate Meghalaya Bat Caves

By Anand Chandrasekhar A unique collaboration between cave explorers and biologists has helped discover rare bats in northeastern India. Now,

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