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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
Two tigers found dead in Tamil Nadu reserve

Dec 19, 2014

Two tigers found dead in Tamil Nadu reserve

A tiger and a tigress were today found dead in the forest area in a reserve in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #forest #Tiger #Dead #Tigress #reserve #Nilgiri
Boko Haram kills 32, kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria

Dec 18, 2014

Boko Haram kills 32, kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria

Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday. #World #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #rebels #Borno #Gumsuri #Sambisa Forest
US naturalist offers himself as dinner to an anaconda on air for reality show

Dec 08, 2014

US naturalist offers himself as dinner to an anaconda on air for reality show

The staunch environmentalist offered himself as dinner to an anaconda and was swallowed alive, filming every moment. #WeirdNews #environmentalist #Anaconda #Anacondas #naturalists #Discovery Show #Amazon Forest
Chhattisgarh attack: Were CRPF jawans lured into Elamgunda forest by Maoists?

Dec 02, 2014

Chhattisgarh attack: Were CRPF jawans lured into Elamgunda forest by Maoists?

The question that is making rounds is whether the CRPF battalion was lured by the extremists or whether it was a flush out operation routinely undertaken by the force in the forests. #India #ConnectTheDots #Chhattisgarh #terror #CRPF #Extremism #Sukma #maoist attack #Chhattisgarh Maoist attack #Elamgunda forest #Human shields

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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
Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Nov 15, 2013

Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Railways cant sacrifice efficiency by making trains crawl through forests. Monitoring of wildlife movement cant be foolproof along long stretches of railway tracks. But symbolism is cheaper than investment. #ConnectTheDots #Forest Department #Railways #Elephants #North Bengal #Jaldhaka Bridge #Elephant deaths