Category: Environment

Is it time for Bhopal to deliver on water front?

Manoj Misra Any city, big or small is in many ways an organic entity. It consumes (energy, water and food) and it discards (air, solid and liquid wastes). A ‘smart’ (popular euphemism) city would endeavour to consume smartly (no more than needed) and discard smartly (no pollution of atmosphere, land and surface or ground water).

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New Delhi Declaration: Investing in Land and Unlocking Opportunities

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Ministers and Representatives gathered for the high-level segment at the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held on 9–10 September 2019 at the invitation of the Government of India have expressed sincere appreciation for the Indian government’s hospitality and

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“Serious shortcomings in regulating diversion of forest land and compensatory afforestation”

Newsroom24x7 Network The theme of UNCCD’s Conference of the Parties – UNCCD COP14 – being hosted in New Delhi, from September 2 to 13, is “Restore Land to Sustain Life”. Over 3,000 participants from all over the world are expected to participate in COP14. The Parties to the Convention will agree on the actions each

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Exclusion of some experts puts a question mark on the reconstituted MP State Wildlife Board

Newsroom24x7 Network Eyebrows are being raised and questions asked regarding the factors responsible for the last moment exclusion of some conservationists and wildlife experts who were officially informed about a month ago that they were being “nominated” by the Madhya Pradesh Forest department for the State Wildlife Board proposed to be reconstituted by the Madhya

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MP Congress Government reopens the aborted diamond mining chapter ignoring the threat to environment

Newsroom24x7 network Bhopal: After the previous Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Government had failed to parcel out prime forest land in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, which is a Protected Area, to the diamond giant Rio Tinto, mainly due to technical objections raised by senior journalist Lalit Shastri, earlier through the columns of The Asian

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The Grand Tigers of Central Indian Highlands

Newsroom24x7 Correspondent Bhopal: “The Tiger – Indicator of Healthy Forest Ecosystem”, a Lalit Shastri film, produced by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, is receiving global acclaim and raving reviews. The 53-minute documentary has been shot over a 20-year period. Most of the video footage used for this documentary has been recorded on first-generation DV handycams

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Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history

Newsroom24x7 Network Paris: Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at

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Bhopal has gone through 34 years of continuous disaster

Prakash Pillai Thirty-four years after world’s worst industrial holocaust, Madhya Pradesh and Union governments still mulling ways to dispose poisonous Carbide waste & undertake remedial measures to treat ground water contamination. Victims of Bhopal Gas Disaster, their families and offspring are still suffering— there is no long-term healthcare or economic rehabilitation for them. Barring a

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Environment protection must for survival of human kind: Patanjali Jha

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “We must protect our environment and ensure water and soil conservation otherwise our very existence will be in danger” said noted organic and vertical farming expert Patanjali Jha. Jha, who is posted as Principal Director Income Tax (Investigation) at Bhopal, is a keen environment enthusiast. Giving a talk on “Environment Protection” to

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Khangchendzonga included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi/Gangtok/Palembang (Indonesia): The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB)

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Himalayan tahrs roasted alive in forest fire

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A large population of  the endangered Tahrs has been roasted alive in raging forest fires in Uttarakhand Experts are asking pertinent questions in the wake of the Tehri disaster. Those in knowledgeable circles want to know what caused porosity, fragmentation of consolidated forest canopy and loss of growing stock leading to

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9 die in police firing in TN

Newsroom24x7 Network Chennai: At least nine persons died and a number of others were injured when police opened fire on a violent mob protesting against Sterlite Copper, a unit of Vedanta Limited, at Tuticorin on Tuesday (22 May 2018). People have been demanding and agitating for the closure of Stellite Copper 400,000 metric tonne per

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CREW all set for Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2018

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife) is organising the Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2018 (CIHfestival 2018) with the help of the Wildlife Wing of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department between February and September this year. In the first phase of CIHfestival 2018, Wildlife Expeditions (camps) are being organised for

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World’s largest beach cleanup suspended after volunteers were heckled and abused by goons

Newsroom24x7 Network https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FUNEP%2Fvideos%2F10156029473470712%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Mumbai: UN Environment Champion of the Earth Afroz Shah, who initiated and has continued to cleanup the Versova beach here without break for more than two years, was forced to suspend the world’s largest beach cleanup on (Sunday 19 November, 2017) after Volunteers were heckled and abused by goons for picking up garbage, and

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