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Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in India as eco-sensitive zones. Following a plea that sought legal recognition for elephant reserves and corridors in the State of Assam, a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson …

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Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in India as eco-sensitive zones. Following a plea that sought legal recognition for elephant reserves and corridors in the State of Assam, a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson …

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Ganga waterway project cleared

The IWAI contended that clearance was not necessary, as the proposed terminal at Varanasi was not a “port” and that only “maintenance dredging” was required. This activity was required to make an existing channel suitable, and was not a greenfield, dredging effort. Therefore, as per the provisions of the Environment …

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Microplastics – a scourge stalks the sea

Sometime in 2009, Bindu Sulochanan, a marine ecologist at Mangalore’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), was dissecting sardines in her laboratory. Scientists at the CMFRI have been doing this for decades, to study the feeding behaviour of various ocean-dwelling fish. As Dr. Sulochanan peered at the contents of the …

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‘Gaja’ wreaks havoc in T.N.

Cyclonic storm kills at least 13 in seven districts81,000 people take shelter in 471 relief camps Another low pressure area may form on Sunday At least 13 persons died and public infrastructure and private properties in seven districts were damaged as cyclone ‘Gaja’ wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu on Friday. …

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