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  • Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollutionSpread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation ActTo legally bind the states for settling tribal rights over forestland ...
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  • At Sultanpur, migratory birds visit an artificial lakeBirds are back at the Sultanpur bird sanctuary near the capital, thanks to an artificial lake created by the Forest Department. A popular wintering site for migratory birds in Haryana's Gurgaon district, Sultanpur lake had dried up due ...
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  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
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  • Money deals mar climate talks in WarsawThe two week annual conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Poland's capital Warsaw ended on a note of dispute between the developed and the developing countries. An agreement on 'loss and damage' to compensate and insure deve...
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  • 15 Indian bird species listed as critically endangered by IUCNBird 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 ecosyste...
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  • New division dedicated to only Himalayas createdMoEF 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 re...
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  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
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  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing 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 Ch...
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  • Locals oppose power projects on Siang riverExpecting 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 Bi...
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  • Athirappilly falls is situated 70 km from Kochi city in Kerala's Thrissur district. The 80 ft high falls is a part of the Chalakudy River and originates in the upper reaches of the Sholayar ranges in the Western Ghats. Lush greenery and little streams that cover the winding route up and down to the ...
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  • UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecationUNICEF 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 issuesTo avoid conflicts between the two states, government&nbs...
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  • MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zoneAround 60,000 sq km of Western Ghats across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu notified as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Protests break out in Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Weste...
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  • For more information on the Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, please click here.For further details on the seminar, click here and here.You may contact the following for further information:Dr. Haseena, PG Dept. of Economic, MES Asmabi College,Phone: +91 - 9400172854Email: economicsasmabi@gmai...
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  • NGT slams MoEF on idol immersionsNational Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.Power produce...
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  • UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystemsThe United Nations Environment Programme has lauched water quality guidelines for ecosystems at the Budapest water summit. The guidelines focus on sustainable management of global water resources at a time when declining quality and quantity of wa...
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  • Sardar Patel's statue project violates green lawsActivists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.Andhra denies water to KarnatakaOwing to a high demand of water in the Anantpur dis...
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  • UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystemsWith an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodiesIn a b...
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  • For information on the organisers, Forum of Environmental Journalists in India (FEJI), click here.For further details on the Fellowship, click here.You may download the Application details from below.
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  • Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficientlyThe Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbineGovernment appoints committee t...
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  • The fisherfolk in Kerala have their own distinctive culture and share a special relationship with the sea and the environment. Although they are an important community in the system, they have remained neglected despite the higher socio-economic progress of the state as a whole. The fishing villages...
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A study conducted in a village in Kozhikode district of Kerala highlights the need for standards while locating wells to prevent groundwater contamination.

Open wells are one of the most important sources of drinking water, especially in Kerala’s coastal belt. Sadly, recent studies show that as much as 70% of these have been declared unfit due to faecal contamination.

Groundwater quality in Kodiyathur village, Kerala

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Dear India Water Portal,

We need help to implement a water harvesting project in our colony Kakkanad, Ernakulam, Kerala at least cost.

Can you please help?

Thanks

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Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16

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Latha Anantha was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman for spearheading the campaign to save the Chalakudy river in Kerala, at the recently concluded India Rivers Week.

Latha Anantha of the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samiti (Chalakudy River Protection Forum) was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman at the recently concluded India Rivers Week for her commendable work on safeguarding the integrity of the Chalakudy river in Kerala. “She has combined sound research with the mobilization of community, political and state agencies, to usher in a unique methodology of consensus-based conservation of rivers in the country”, the citation said. 

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NGT turns down clearance to Cuddalore thermal plant because of threat to mangroves

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Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC

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Dear IWP

I was unable to get the rainfall data of Kozhikode district from 2011 to 2014 from your site.

Regards

Jisha

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2 million tonnes of food grains lost annually in India

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Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is bound to collapse due to the deterioration of construction materials, frequent earthquakes in the area, emerging extreme floods owing to global warming and climate change impact and mechanical or human failure.

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