21 November 2010

The district administration today asked the residents of low lying areas in Panchappalli Chinnar Dam site and Chinnar River bed area to move to safer places as the water level has been increased to 48 ft against the dam capacity of 50 ft
The names “Khaimuk”, “Nisha”, “Laila” and the latest “Jal” may look fancy, but they are some of the biggest killers the state has seen. These cyclones have battered Andhra Pradesh over the years and have left a trail of death and destruction

20 November 2010

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to conduct a field inspection and verify if six mining leases, half of which belong to the Reddy brothers, have encroached into the Bellary reserved forest areas in Andhra Pradesh
A new directive of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF) report has categorised Northeastern States and three other regions – Himalayan, Coastal and Western Ghats of the country as vulnerable regions to climate change
By 2030, India can expect a 1 to 1.5 degree Celsius rise in temperature and more intense spells of rain. However, the number of rainy days will be fewer
Rain continues to ravage several parts of Tamil Nadu and core forest areas of the Western Ghats. With the northeast monsoon active over the state and neighbouring Kerala, very heavy rains have been recorded in Ramanathapuram, Palani, Dindigul

19 November 2010

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A public hearing on NREGA in a remote village in Bihar creates confrontation between a leader accused of corruption and the workers who exposed him
The district administration has called for strict imposition of penalty and legal action against those polluting ghats and the Ganga through activities like washing clothes, bathing with soap and letting domestic cattle loose in the river
A recent study, carried out by Analytical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, which is accredited to the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB), has declared Subernarekha “most polluted” between Hatia and Baharagora
Kerala State Pollution Control Board today imposed a ban on the use of endosulphan in any form or brand, amid mounting demand from the state for a nationwide ban of the pesticide which allegedly caused serious health problems
In the latest setback to Posco's Rs. 54,000-crore integrated steel plant in Orissa, an Environment Ministry panel has recommended that its forest clearance be rejected
For years together, the Dhakul-Maina lake, Maina, in Navelim village panchayat has been a victim of careless mining. Representations by villagers to authorities in charge and even the sarpanch's appeal to mining companies have proved futile
Environment minister Jairam Ramesh has taken another bold step on the climate front by proposing the method by which India and other developing country actions will be scrutinised for their domestic and voluntary climate actions
Heavy rain lashed various parts of the district since Wednesday evening and the good news for drinking water supply managers was that Siruvani Dam recorded 40 mm, though there was no sharp rise in the water level in the dam

18 November 2010

A unique campaign has been started to regenerate at least one river of each district under Jabalpur division. These rivers which are witnesses to religious and cultural pride of the state will not dry any more and the villages on the banks of these rivers
Sand smuggling goes on unabated across the district. This lucrative trade is deepening and widening the river mouths of the Penna and Jayamangali near Hindupur for the past three years
Water, water all around, but scarcely a drop to drink. One of the biggest predicaments any victim caught in a natural calamity, especially floods, faces is accessing potable drinking water
For the third consecutive day, the low pressure area, which since has moved towards the Karnataka and Rayalaseema region, brought rainfall to Chennai and its suburbs
Unseasonal rains and foggy conditions have damaged crops in nearly 1.5 lakh acres of agricultural land in the district.According to official reports, growers of crops like grapes, onions and other green vegetables have suffered huge losses