News

20 September 2011

New frog species discovered in Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary at Sessa in Arunachal Pradesh: The frog has been named Bompu after locality where it was discovered
Moonsoon yet to withdraw this season, to continue up to end of October: This is following change in weather pattern that is causing delayed departure and affecting entire weather cycle
Everesters from across Himachal Pradesh meet: This is to discuss impact of global warming on the Himalayas and setp to the ecology and environment of the mountain range
Nodia Jal Board in Uttar Pradesh commissions new underground reservoir at sector 63: This is will supply water exclusively for Bahlopur residents
Three-day workshop on storm water management in urban areas held from September 21 at Deltaic Regional Center of the National Institute of Hydrology in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh
Members of sand mining association in three costal districts of Karnataka threaten to launch against the government's Sand policy 2011: They are opposing the move to handover sand mining process to Public works Department (PWD)
A week long farmer's training programme on scientific soil and water conservation held at Manipur with special reference to Horticulture: This was organised by Inidan Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)–RC NEH region
Excessive growth of weeds like parthenium, eupatorim and lantana taking over native grass in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Karnataka: This creates food scarcity in forests and increases man-elephant conflict
Water scarcity leading farmers to suicide
Water and wastewater company Manila Water to end joint venture with Jindal Water
Water treatment business in India : Healthy demand for setting up desalination plants
Meet Harogeri’s model farmer, practising organic farming
Mining projects pending for environmental clearance and are at different stages of consideration/processing by MoEF or SEIAA delisted in view of SC order on banning of mining operations in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur

19 September 2011

6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim, 16 people lost their lives and over 100 were injured: Authorities fear the toll could rise further once exact extent of damages is assessed as relief and rescue is yet to reach affected areas
West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) concerned over civic condition in over 1,000 acre Bantala leather complex: Preventing discharge of effluents into water bodies top priority
Demand for treated water from industries to double in the next five years according to Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board: Board proposes to construct another treatment plant in the city
Intermittent rains to continue to lash Sikkim and North Bengal: This is will hamper rescue and relief operation in the quake-hit regions of the state
Members of Udyog Vyapar Mandal in Allahabad participate in cleaning drive at Rasoolabad Ghat: They feel constructing a sweage treatment plant (STP) would help in controlling the pollution of Ganga
World water monitoring day observed on September 18th in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, an international education and outreach programme:Experts associated with Ground Water Board urge people to save water resources
Sea recedes 50 metres in the Eravipuram-Kulathumpadu coastal area in Kerala: Causes panic among residents as the same phenomena had occured prior to tsunami in 2004, environmental reseachers attribute this to expansion of earth and corresponding spreading

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