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Protection of Indigenous Bovine Species in India

In a petition filed before the Supreme Court of India, petitioner has lamented the failure of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which has failed to make any observations following its report nor has passed any directions the threat posed to the indigenous Indian cows whose genetic purity is being eroded due to cross-breeding and their ..

Coastal Regulation Zone

The Bombay High Court has set aside the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance which was granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the construction of coastal road project and ordered for a fresh environmental impact assessment (EIA) to be performed. Why was the exemption removed? As per local activists, it was believed that the ..

Update : Storm Barry

The storm Barry has been gathering speed over the Gulf of Mexico in the past few days. Officials say sustained wind speeds have grown to 65mph (104km/h) and may reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall on the southern coast of US in the state of Lousiana. It is expected to bring a ..

Short Note : Plan Bee

To curb the rising menace of elephant deaths on its tracks due to ongoing trains, the Indian Railways has deployed an innovative method to move the elephants away from the railway tracks. What is Plan Bee? The Indian Railways is planning to use speakers to play the sound of bees which will scare the elephants ..

Tech in Focus : Bioplastics

Plastic is the 3rd most commonly used petroleum product in the world with200 million tons of plastic are consumed annually on the planet. Plastic comes from a non-renewable source (petroleum) and is highly contaminating and non-biodegradable. Plastics take over 1000 years to decompose. Countries such as Bangladesh have prohibited traditional plastic bags as they jam ..

Budget 2019 : Electric Vehicles

The Union Budget 2019 has laid a clear road-map for the mobility on Indian roads in the future. It is evident that the Indian Government wants more electric vehicles on the Indian Roads. What steps are being taken for Buyers? Imported and assembled cars are have been made more expensive due to the heightened customs ..

GM Cotton and Surrounding Controversy

In an event organized by Shetkari Sanghtana, a farmers union a group of more than 1,000 farmers gathered in a village in Akola of Maharashtra to sow seeds of an unapproved, genetically modified variety of cotton, defying government regulations. Current Provisions In India, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Environment Ministry is responsible ..

One Health Concept

The One Health concept is summarized by the World Organization of Animal Health as human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist . The origin of the concept can be traced to Hippocrates treatise On Airs, Waters and Places in which he had urged ..

Inger Andersen takes over as head of UNEP

Inger Andersen of Denmark takes charge as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). United Nations Environment Programme The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an initiative of the United Nations. UNEP is a leading environmental authority in setting the global environmental agenda, promoting the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable ..

Area around Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary declared Eco-sensitive

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has issued a notification declaring the area around the boundary of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary an Eco-Sensitive Zone. This prohibits activities such as commercial mining, setting up of industries, and establishment of major hydro-electric projects. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the ..