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IUCN updates Red List of Threatened Species for 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its updated Red List of Threatened Species. According to the IUCN report: 63837 species assessed 19817 species threatened with extinction, including 41% of amphibians, 33 % of reef building corals, 25 % of mammals, 13 % of birds, and 30%of conifers 132 species of plants and animals ..

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Australia plans to create World’s largest network of protecting marine areas

Australia announced the creation of the world’s largest network of protecting marine areas. It will cover the 1.7 million sq km of Ocean around its coast. Planned network puts limits on oil and gas exploration of Western Australia and extends re-protection in the coral seas to the east. Oil, Natural gas and fishing industry are ..

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President Patil to Unveil New Logo for Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Green Initiative, Roshni

What is “Roshni”? A green innovative concept with a vision to turn all urban habitats eco-friendly and sustainable. Concept evolved at the behest of the President of India, which encompasses environment management and empowerment of local communities to create eco-friendly sustainable urban habitats via participation of stakeholders and union of partnership programmes. Started on July ..

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Tropical Butterfly Conservatory to come up in TN

A Tropical Butterfly conservatory would be set up in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 8.61 crore. The conservatory is being established to protect butterfly species and creating awareness among public the importance of butterfly in maintaining ecological balance and biodiversity. The conservatory would come up at Upper Anicut Reserve forest and preliminary ..

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Indian scientists achieve success in converting sea water into drinking water

Indian scientists have accomplished noteworthy success in converting sea water into drinking water. Under a pilot project of the Earth Sciences Ministry, the Indian scientists have developed the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination technology to convert seawater into drinking water. This indigenously developed environment- friendly technology is suited for island territories and coastal areas. So far, ..

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