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Govt may adopt satellite imaging for transmission projects

Dec 22, 2014

Govt may adopt satellite imaging for transmission projects

The government, which has set a target of building 1,07,440 circuit kilometres of transmission lines by 2016-17, said that right of way and forest clearances are two major factors which hinder the execution of transmission projects. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Ministry of Power #Piyush Goyal #Transmission projects #Satellite imaging
Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

Dec 22, 2014

Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said here. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Coral reefs #NIO #Marine Debris
Delhi: NGT forms panel to dispose off sand on Yamuna riverbed

Dec 21, 2014

Delhi: NGT forms panel to dispose off sand on Yamuna riverbed

The National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to weigh and dispose around 70,000 cubic metre of sand and clay lying on the riverbed of Yamuna at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund areas. #Environment #Delhi #NewsTracker #Yamuna #National Green Tribunal #NGT #Yamuna riverbed
Coral reefs facing impact from thermal and chemical heat: Indian scientist

Dec 17, 2014

Coral reefs facing impact from thermal and chemical heat: Indian scientist

Coral reefs which are home to over 25 percent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said. #Environment #NewsTracker #science #Global warming #Coral reefs #Pollution #scientists #ScienceBuzz
Photos: Catastrophic oil spill in Sunderbans wrecks havoc with rare ecosystem

Dec 12, 2014

Photos: Catastrophic oil spill in Sunderbans wrecks havoc with rare ecosystem

Officials said the damage had already been done as the slick had spread to a second river and a network of canals in the Sunderbans. #India #Environment #Bangladesh #oil spill #ImagesOfTheDay #Endangered species #ecosystem #biodiversity #Dolphins #Sunderbans #Animal #Sundarbans #Wild Life

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Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Aug 02, 2014

Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Figures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks. #India #Environment #Animal welfare #Wildlife #Leopards
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry