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Dec 13, 2017
India can answer its environmental woes by involving local communities under Biological Diversity ActOne example of citizen participation comes from the Mendha Lekha village in Maharashtra, which recorded and tracked its biological wealth in 2004.
Dec 10, 2017
Kerala's rehabilitation package after Cyclone Ockhi sidesteps loss of livelihood of fishermenThe rehabilitation package announced by the Kerala government after Cyclone Ockhi is silent on the possible loss of livelihood of thousands of fishermen.
Nov 20, 2017
IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoonBiodiversity in the Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said in its report
Sep 18, 2017
Kashmir's agricultural fields and wetlands are falling prey to large-scale urbanisationKashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.
May 23, 2017
GM mustard row: RSS-affiliate writes to Narendra Modi, calls it 'unscientific and toxic'RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to introduce "unscientific, toxic and anti-bio diversity GM mustard" in the country in the haste, as it would "prove detrimental to public health."
May 22, 2017
Environment ministry will address contentious issues in "scientific" manner: Harsh VardhanUnion minister Harsh Vardhan discussed the challenges India faces after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week
May 14, 2017
Govt expedition discovers encouraging signs of aquatic life in river GangaThe Centre has stumbled upon a few encouraging nuggets while studying the Ganga, with the discovery of a flourishing aquatic life in a single stretch of the river, considered one of the most polluted in the world.
May 13, 2017
GM mustard gets go-ahead: Scientist Vandana Shiva calls move 'fraud perpetrated on nation'Condemning the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee's (GEAC) decision to allow herbicide tolerant Bayer’s GM mustard, scientist and environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva, has sent out the call across India to intensify resistance to genetically modified (GM) mustard and "the hijack of our food by the Monsanto and Bayer."
Nov 06, 2016
Harmonise global laws on conservation of agro-biodiversity: PM Narendra ModiExpressing concern over extinction of some plant and animal species, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said global laws on conservation of agro-biodiversity should be harmonised in a way that they do not hamper growth of the agriculture sector in developing nations.
Oct 21, 2016
Bird flu scare in Delhi: Govt makes health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to marketIn a bid to check spread of bird flu, the Delhi government has made health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to the Ghazipur poultry market, Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.