Environmental Issues

Sex-sorted semen to control stray bulls

U.P. govt. to reduce the numbers of ‘unproductive’ cattle by curbing their birth In Uttar Pradesh, where the ban on cow slaughter is taken very seriously, what’s illegal for humans may well prove a godsend to tackle the growing menace of stray bulls: sex selection. The State government plans to …

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Mangroves mitigated Gaja’s impact

Muthupet in Tiruvarur district was among the coastal towns that faced the wrath of Cyclone Gaja. But considering the extent of the damage elsewhere, this town seems to have been spared the worst, thanks to its mangrove forests.“They functioned as a shield and broke the velocity of the wind. In …

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NGT reiterates urgency in cleaning Ganga

A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said: “One of the projects to check pollution of the Ganga is installation of STPs at Haridwar with enhanced capacity… According to the compliance affidavit, the work is likely to be completed by February 2020. Having regard to significance and …

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Paris Agreement can’t be renegotiated: India

India will resist attempts by countries to renegotiate the Paris Agreement, said one of India’s key negotiators at climate talks set to begin next week in Katowice, Poland.While he didn’t name them, meetings in the run-up to the COP have seen several, particularly Australia, and the U.S. prominently, raise concerns …

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India to study marijuana-derived drugs

India to study marijuana-derived drugs

Three major science administrators in India — the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Department of Biotechnolgy — are getting together to promote research in herbal drugs, some of which involve deriving new drugs from marijuana.Among the first such studies likely to …

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Tigers, elephant found dead in tiger reserves

Tigers, elephant found dead in tiger reserves

Two tigers and an elephant were found dead across the Bandipur-Nagarahole belt on Friday. The combing operation of a tiger near Himmavad Gopalswamy Betta in Bandipur National Park ended on the discovery of its carcass, another tiger death was reported from Kalahalla in Nagarahole. A tusker was also found gored …

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‘Gaja’ wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu

Even before the cyclone made landfall, Ministers M.C. Sampath (Industries), R. Kamaraj (Food), O.S. Manian (Textiles), C. Vijaya Baskar (Health), R. Doraikkannu (Agriculture) and M. Manikandan (Information Technology), who are natives of these districts, have been camping there.Senior IPS officers Shakeel Akhtar, Thamaraikannan, Ravi and C. Sylendra Babu have been …

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Avni’s cubs spotted twice, search on

The two cubs of tigress Avni, who was shot dead in Yavatmal earlier this month, were spotted twice on Thursday morning, triggering a massive search for them. According to the Forest officials, the cubs, who had been missing since Avni’s killing on November 2, were first spotted by residents of …

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