- In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis(19:07)
By R. Jayan
Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis reportedly caused by air and water pollution.
- CJI says privacy a concern, proposes one law on environment(15:16)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the widespread use of technology has also brought with it concerns over mass data collection and an individual's right to privacy; and also insisted on a single system laws cutting across various environmental issues.
- Sonbhadra gold reserve: How did the information spread?(03:54)
BY NAVNEET MISHRA
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Day after the news of discovery of gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday rejected any such finding and issued a clarification that the estimated reserve is about 160 kg.
- Over 400 tribal families fear homelessness in UP's Sonbhadra(03:10)
Sonbhadra , Feb 23 (IANS) More than 400 tribal families in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, have already started fearing homelessness, after the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits of around 3,000 tonnes worth Rs 12 lakh crore here, which is almost five times India's current reserve of the yellow metal.
- 25% climate change messages on Twitter written by bots: Study(18:20)
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A lot of messages denying the effects of global warming might actually have been written by bots as new research from Brown University in the US found that about 25 per cent of the tweets about climate change that they analysed were produced by automated accounts.
- Australian fusion startup promises unlimited, safe energy(16:52)
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) An Australian fusion startup called HB11 which is a spin-off from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, has secured patents for its ground-breaking, laser-driven technique for fusion energy generation that promises clear, safe energy.
- MP Diya Kumari urges probe into missing tigers in Rajasthan(17:00)
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, who is also a member of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), has written a letter to the Union Minister of Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar expressing her disappointment and concern over a recent confidential report submitted to the state government.
- This bacteria to fight climate change, soil pollutants(13:54)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned.
- Vizag Port denies report of any tiger attack(23:11)
Visakhapatnam, Feb 20 (IANS) Reports of an alleged tiger attack at Visakhapatnam Port sent netizens into a tizzy on Thursday but authorities denied that any such incident occurred.
- COW nod to India plea on GIB, Asian elephant, Bengal Florican(20:13)
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The central government's proposal for inclusion of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), Asian elephant and Bengal Florican in the appendix I of the 13th Conference Of the Parties (COP) to the Convention for Migratory Species of Animals (CMS) was on Thursday unanimously accepted by the Committee of the Whole (COW), a COP CMS 13 panel.
- Better monitoring may help save lions in India(17:20)
Dehradun, Feb 20 (IANS) An alternative method of monitoring endangered lions in India can help improve estimates of their numbers and also in making informed conservation policy and management decisions.
- Number of dugong in Gujarat may be more than estimated(22:36)
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) There's a good news for wildlife enthusiasts, especially marine, that dugongs, feared to have gone extinct along the Gujarat coast, might be there in decent numbers. It was earlier estimated to be around a dozen or so.
- 781 whale sharks rescued, freed in Gujarat coast since 2004(19:52)
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A total of 781 whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, have been rescued and freed by fishermen along the coast of Gujarat since 2004 as a result of an awareness campaign launched following the declining numbers, with the help of religious leaders' interventions.
- Cabinet nod for Swachh Bharat Phase-II(19:29)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet has approved Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) till 2024-25 to focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).
- SC invites Gadkari to court on issues related to EVs (Lead)(19:11)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed willingness to interact with Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to consider issues related to procurement of electric vehicles (EVs), which could play a major role in curbing air pollution, for public transport and setting up charging infrastructure for these vehicles in the country.