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Experts urge administration to plant trees which can withstand cyclones

🕔12:45, 20.May 2019

News Plant lovers have urged the Bhuvaneswar city administration to undertake plantation of native species which could withstand strong cyclonic winds in future. More in News A rapid assessment carried out by a group of scholars in Bhubaneswar says 99%

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Bid to revive Aravali park road project sparks outrage

🕔12:44, 20.May 2019

News The National Highways Authority of India’s attempt to revive the controversial road project under the Gurugram-Manesar Expressway Phase-I through the Aravali Biodiversity Park off the Mehrauli-Gurugram Road has sparked outrage among environmentalists and residents. This is an Example of

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Hydro power dams can harm coastal areas far downstream

🕔11:31, 18.May 2019

Background: While, hydroelectric dams are one of the world’s largest sources of renewable energy, they are also causing environmental problems. Findings of a study on rivers A study involving 4 rivers of Mexico: 2 out of them were damned and

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Heatwaves to Intensify in India from Next Year: Study

🕔11:25, 18.May 2019

News The frequency of heat waves and their duration in India may begin to increase from as early as 2020, says a study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) More in News The study said ‘El Nino Modoki’,

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Varanasi has Only One Air Quality Monitoring Station

🕔10:53, 18.May 2019

News The Central Pollution Control Board’s 2015 dataset (made public in 2016) found Varanasi’s air quality to be among the most toxic in the country and that it had only one air quality monitor capable of measuring particulate matter 2.5

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Waste dumping proposal defeated

🕔10:41, 17.May 2019

News: The 14th meeting of the Basel Convention was held in Geneva. Highlights of the meeting The meeting involving 187 countries laid down the guidelines on the movement of hazardous waste. Meeting acknowledged the plastic waste pollution to be the

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Critical Analysis of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)

🕔16:09, 16.May 2019

The Supreme Court, ordered to remove all the structures which were built in violation of Coastal Regulatory Zone Regulations within the prohibited area of CRZ Category in Maradu Municipality of Ernakulam District in Kerala. About the Issue : The order

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Missing demand: on economic slowdown

🕔13:03, 15.May 2019

News Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has reported the decline of almost 16% in total automobile industry sales in April, from a year earlier Significance of decline The decline in demand is an indication that consumer demand across markets

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Wayanad sanctuary is tiger kingdom in Kerala

🕔12:07, 15.May 2019

News A monitoring programme of the Forest Department for 2017-18 has found that the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS), a biodiversity hotspot in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, holds the largest tiger population in the State. More in news The study was

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Floods Result of Rampant Construction: SC

🕔12:02, 15.May 2019

News Supreme Court observed that unbridled construction activities in eco-sensitive areas with natural water flow have a devastating effect and lead to natural calamities such as those seen in the recent floods in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Uttarakhand More in

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