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Three injured in attack by wild elephants in Assam

Three injured in attack by wild elephants in Assam

Three persons were injured when wild elephants attacked them at Neamatighat in upper Assam’s Jorhat district on Sunday. The elephants had entered the area in search of food and attacked three persons and damaged seven huts and five shops, said forest officials on Monday. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/three-injured-in-attack-by-wild-elephants-in-assam/article25292278.ece

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Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations

Climate fund allots

Officials overseeing a U.N.-backed fund to help poor countries tackle climate change have approved more than $1 billion in new investments after a four-day meeting in Bahrain. The Green Climate Fund said on Sunday that the meeting approved 19 new projects, including a programme to protect freshwater resources in Bahrain. …

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Same-sex penguin couple incubate egg

Two male penguins who have paired up as a “same-sex couple” have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after. Sea Life Sydney said they had been watching “inseparable” gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic become a “great team” during this …

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Turtle nesting site in danger

Cyclone Titli and the resultant rains have started to degrade the mass nesting site of olive ridley turtles at the Rushikulya river mouth in Odisha’s Ganjam district. Huge quantities of debris and waste material brought by the flooded river have been deposited on the coast. This can be a threat …

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Human–leopard conflict in the Himalaya

‘High-risk’ zones need special conservation attention Human–animal conflict is common in the Himalaya like any other region where wildlife and people live together. A study of patterns of leopard attacks here reveal that some areas are high-risk zones requiring urgent conservation measures for the safety of both man and beast. …

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The warble in the hills

Visit this retreat of birds nestled in the foothills of the Chamundi Hill in Mysuru What do we really mean when we talk of a “riot of colours”? One ought to visit Shuka Vana, a rehabilitation centre for birds at the foothills of the picturesque Chamundi Hill in Mysuru, to …

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Govt. sets water flow target for river Ganga

Central Water Commission made designated authority In a first, the Union government has mandated the minimum quantity of water — or ecological flow as it’s called in scientific circles — that various stretches of the Ganga must necessarily have all through the year. The new norms would require hydropower projects …

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