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15 Indian bird species listed as critically endangered by IUCN

Bird species, River Lapwing and River Tern, added to the list of near threatened species in the latest list of IUCN. The population of the two birds is expected to decline further owing to the human pressure on riverine ecosystems and dam construction

New division dedicated to only Himalayas created

MoEF has formed a separate unit to deal with policy matters related to conservation and development in the Himalayan region. The new division was formally announced in 2011 but became active following the Uttarakhand flash floods.

Authorities plan to revive 21 lakes in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts

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

Andhra coast reels under cyclone Helen

Following Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.

Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Chambal basin

Policy Matters this week: Bihar government makes toilet compulsory for contesting polls, Ganga Jal pitchers to collect religious waste and Rs 1,444 crore for rural water supply in Maharashtra.

Don't have toilet, can't contest polls

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News this week: Cyclone Helen devastates Andhra coast, built up area in the capital replaces green spaces and packaged water unit to come up near Sambhar lake.

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

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For more information on the World Wide Fund for Nature, India, please click here.

To view details on the special grants programme, click here or download the brochure from below.

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Locals oppose power projects on Siang river

Expecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.

Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bihar CM

UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecation

UNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.

Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issues

Policy matters this week: Environment ministry withdraws amendments to waste rules, Odisha sanctions 12 crores for water in slums and the NGT halts dam construction in Manipur.

Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rules

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