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Goa: Collector calls for witnesses of lathi-charge on fishermen May 26, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The South Goa collector who will conduct an inquiry into the police lathi-charge on fishermen during their agitation held on May 12 near the department of fisheries at Panaji demanding a ban on the use of LED lights in fishing has sought information on th...

Kerala: In Kochi, waterfront apartments eating away at lake habitats by Haritha John May 26, 2016   |  Source: The News Minute  | Copyright: 2015 www.thenewsminute.com

A waterfront apartment is something most people dream of, and if it is in Kochi (Ernakulam), what more can one ask for? It is this obsession that real estate developers are cashing in on, with hundreds of housing projects in various stages of construction...

Odisha: Odisha’s Babubali island turns mass graveyard for olive ridley May 26, 2016   |  Source: Odisha Sun Times  | Copyright: Eastern Media Limited

The Babubali island of Gahirimatha near Dhamra in Odisha’s Bhadrak district has turned into a graveyard for olive ridley turtles, one of the endangered species. Over 14,000 olive ridley turtles have died in the region in the last five years, reports sai...

Uttar Pradesh: NGT notice to Environment Ministry on Surajpur wetlands May 26, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A plea claiming construction of permanent structures and chopping of trees inside Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida on Tuesday prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek environment ministry's response on the issue. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi ...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Cleanliness drive by Zonal Fisheries Office May 26, 2016   |  Source: The Echo of India  | Copyright: Echo of India

As a part of the observance of “Swachhtha Pakhwada” from 16th May – 31st May – 2016 by A&N Administration, a Cleanliness Drive was organized in the premises of Fish Landing Center, Junglighat by Zonal Fisheries Office, South Andaman with the suppo...

West Bengal: The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans May 25, 2016   |  Source: NPR  | Copyright: 2016 npr

People in India know the Sundarbans as a beautiful and dangerous patchwork of mangrove islands covering nearly 4,000 square miles extending into Bangladesh. It is also home to a variety of rare and endangered species and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now,...

India: Conservation and development can co-exist: Javadekar May 25, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

India is confident of conserving its rich biodiversity while ensuring the country's all-round development, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said here. Addressing an event here on Sunday night marking the International Biodiversity Day, he said it wa...

Goa: Show cause notices issued to 120 illegal structures in Baina May 25, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd.

The office of Mormugao Mamlatdar on Tuesday served show cause notices, issued by Goa Coastal Zone management Authority (GCZMA), to 120 illegal structures (out of total 121) located along the Baina beach to complete the third and final phase of Baina demol...

Myanmar: Jeff Opperman -- Myanmar can show the way in better hydropower May 25, 2016   |  Source: Nikkei Asian Review  | Copyright: 2016 Nikkei Inc.

Asian countries lead the world today in hydropower generation, with more growth projected in coming years. Indeed, the International Energy Agency estimates that global hydropower capacity will double between now and 2040, with half of that new developmen...

Pakistan: Illegal fishing right under govt's nose going on unabated May 25, 2016   |  Source: Daily Times  | Copyright: 2015 Dailytimes

Right under the nose of the government, unlawful fishing by powerful, influential mafia is going on unabated. These people are operating trawlers illegally and using destructive nets, and it seemed there was no regulatory body to check this illegal fishin...

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