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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers

By Vishal Gulati Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.

Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa's green campaigner

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ghats region that were included this week in Unesco's World Heritage list, according to a leading green campaigner. ...
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Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study

Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which may affect liver, nervous system and eyes, according to a study. ...
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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again

By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species. ...
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Monsoon delayed but situation not worrisome: Pawar

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added that rainfall would pick up by next week. ...
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Monsoon delayed but situation not serious: Pawar

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There had been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation was not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added that rainfall would pick up by next week. ...
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Darkness in US amid unrelenting heat

By Arun Kumar Washington, July 3 (IANS) Three days after a ferocious summer storm, about 1.7 million people, from the capital city of Washington through 10 states from Indiana to Delaware, are still without electricity even as they battle unrelenting heat . ...
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Rajasthan villagers toil to harvest rainwater

By Anil Sharma Barmer (Rajasthan), July 3 (IANS) Residents of two villages surrounded by deserts in Rajasthan's Barmar district are toiling hard day and night, digging up water storage facilities like ponds and step-wells to improve their water-retaining capacity. Villagers have vowed not to waste a single drop of water this monsoon. ...
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This green cover is upsetting residents!

By Japjeet Duggal Mohali (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) At a time when the Punjab government has launched a comprehensive 'Greening Punjab' drive across the state, residents of Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh, are upset over its green cover. ...
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In China, a swallow doesn't necessarily make a summer

By Ranjana Narayan Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Where have all the birds gone? The pretty flowers and trees are there aplenty in the Chinese capital and elsewhere in the country, but the birds are missing. Here, a swallow doesn't necessarily make a summer. ...
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Clean Energy: Collective Global Action Needed

New Delhi (INP): “India has made considerable progress in production of solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and other forms of Clean energy and it needs to be harnessed” said the Hon’ble Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy - Dr. Farooq Abdullah.

CII Congratulates PM for Staying Course on Reforms

New Delhi (INP): With his actions last week and the address to the nation last evening, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has unambiguously sent a message that the Government is determined to see through the reforms that have been at the centre of the political controversy lately.

Saving The Tiger

New Delhi: The country level tiger population, estimated once in every four years using the refined methodology, has shown an increasing trend with a population estimate of 1706, lower and upper limits being 1520 and 1909 respectively in the recent all India estimation (2010), as compared to the last country level estimation of 2006, with an estimate of 1411, lower and upper limits being 1165 and 1657 respectively.

Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended

Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said.

Delhi government to ban plastic bags

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital.

In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right To Information (RTI) reply.

Rains boost Agra's green cover

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.

Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.

Once in a blue moon this Friday

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There's something everyone does every once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday is the day to do that thing you do occasionally.

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change,