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West Bengal to install solar panels in schools, hospitals

Aug 21, 2014

West Bengal to install solar panels in schools, hospitals

The West Bengal government will start installing solar panels in 100 schools and hospitals across the state this November, state Environment Minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar said on Thursday. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Solar energy
After Modi speech, Delhi to enforce fine on public urination, littering

Aug 20, 2014

After Modi speech, Delhi to enforce fine on public urination, littering

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day call for the launch of a 'Clean India' mission, local authorities in the capital began a sanitation drive that will include fining people for urinating in public or littering the streets, much like in other countries. #India #Environment #Narendra Modi #Delhi #NewsTracker #Independence Day #Pollution #Clean India
Animal calls may contain more language-like structure, says new study

Aug 20, 2014

Animal calls may contain more language-like structure, says new study

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a new study. #Environment #Markov #Animal calls #Proceedings of the Royal Society B
No proposal to declare Mhadei as tiger reserve Goa Minister

Aug 19, 2014

No proposal to declare Mhadei as tiger reserve Goa Minister

Goa Environment Minister Alina Saldanha today told the State Legislative Assembly that there is no proposal to declare Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Goa #Wildlife #Alina Saldanha #Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
Future of Malaysia's 'fish listener' uncertain

Aug 19, 2014

Future of Malaysia's 'fish listener' uncertain

"After a while, it is as if you can see. Even though the fish is very far, you can sense it in that direction and you go there. Only when you get close, you can hear the fish clearly," #Environment #fish #Fishing #Malaysia #Fishermen #international #dying art #traditional practice #mysterious methods #scuba diving #sonifery

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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
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Mar 10, 2014

India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Assam minister mulls cutting off rhino horns to save them from poachers. Maharashtra lawmakers seek removal of all leopards from Mumbai's Aarey colony to resolve conflict. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Assam #Conservation #ULFA #Wildlife #Aarey Colony

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India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Aug 19, 2014

Hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1 now powers HTC's One (M8) smartphone

One of the worst-kept rumors in the Windows world is now confirmed to be true: HTC has brought its One (M8) phone hardware to the Windows Phone platform. Known awkwardly as the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the new phone is physically identical to the M8...
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Aug 22, 2014

Saving Lives with Fossil Fuels

What is the biggest global environment problem? Many believe it is global warming, after all, the issue gets the lion’s share of headlines and accounts for much of the hell-in-a-hand-basket environmental news we come across. But, as I previously wrot...
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Aug 22, 2014

Sony's perfume bottle camera is aimed at selfie addicts

If you’re focused on fashion and love selfies, Sony has a camera for you. Announced in Shanghai and Hong Kong on Friday, the Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 looks like a perfume bottle, complete with Swarovski crystals. The “cap” of the bottle is a wide-angle 21... #Hong Kong #Shanghai #Sony