First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards Andhra

First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards Andhra

Another severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.

Attappadi hills cut down to build resorts

Over 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Kerala, by cutting hills in the area without proper environmental clearance.

Warsaw conference ends with a weak agreement

After two weeks of negotiations, UN climate change talks in Warsaw conclude with a compromised deal on mechanism to fund 'loss and damage' to developing countries when a climate-change related natural event occurs.

UP farmers fight for their land rights

Farmers giving their land for Bara, Meja and Karchanna proposed power projects in Allahabad demand for compensation under the provisions of newly enacted Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013. 

Soft coral puts reef ecosystem in danger

The invasive snowflake coral is posing a severe threat to the four major coral reef zones in India. The invasive species was first noticed in Andaman in 2009.

Coast guard to protect Olive Ridley turtles

In a bid to provide safe breeding place to Olive Ridley sea turtles, Coast Guard has launched 'Operation Oliver' to keep round the clock vigil on illegal fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary area of Odisha.

Lucknow drains diverted to keep Gomti clean

As many as 24 out of 26 drains in Lucknow carrying sewage to Gomti river have been diverted towards sewage treatment plant at Daulatganj and Bharwara.

Ahmedabad civic body prepares a pilot plan to save groundwater

City's municipal corporation plans to utilise recycled sewage water to maintain 200-odd gardens.

Protesters demand cumulative impact study of Lower Subhansiri project

Invited for tripartite talks over opposition to Lower Subansiri hydel project, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad calls for a cumulative downstream impact study

Tripura farmers sell land fearing erosion

In the past decade, over 5000 acres of agricultural land in Tripura has been converted to brick kilns as farmers sell their lands fearing river erosion.

Mangar, a huge groundwater recharge zone

Mangar forest on Gurgaon-Faridabad highway has a huge groundwater recharge potential, assure environmentalists.

MLA and 15 corporators drawing Cauvery water illegally

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board identifies one MLA and 15 corporators drawing illegal pipelines from the main line carrying Cauvery water. 

Keralites will soon drink 'Hill Aqua' bottled water

Kerala's Irrigation Department will launch 'Hill Aqua', packaged water at reasonable price by March 2014.

This is the roundup of important news for November 24 & 25, 2013.

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News daily - Lehar expected to hit Andhra on November 28, Attapadi hills in Kerala razed down to build resorts, UN climate change talks in Warsaw conclude with a compromised deal.