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December 12, 2017

Environment

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

Newsroom24x7 Network 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 due

2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners Announced

Newsroom24x7 Staff The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners have been announced. Grand Teton Award, sponsored by Panasonic goes to The Ivory Game, A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions ​in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way The Best Animal Behavior Film, sponsored by World Wildlife

Global Tiger Day: CREW talks of tigers and tiger habitat

Lalit Shastri Today is Global Tiger Day, also called International Tiger Day. It is to celebrate and raise awareness about conservation and the largest cat species. Tiger sits at the apex of the biotic pyramid. Today the magnificent tiger is threatened like never before due to the endless greed of the human beings leading to

Ken-Betwa Link Project: Draft Cabinet note kicks up controversy over water and cost sharing between MP and UP

Lalit Shastri After the mandatory environment and forest clearances have come through for the Ken-Betwa Link Project, the exercise for preparing the complex and detailed project report (DPR) for KBLP has got entangled in a web of confusion as serious differences have erupted on water sharing and a few other crucial issues between Madhya Pradesh

Public programmes will begin in Madhya Pradesh with plantation of saplings and “Kanya Poojan” (girl worship) ceremony: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal/Amarkantak: Inaugurating a massive plantation Campaign along the Narmada river, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that public programmes in the State will begin with plantation of saplings and Kanya Poojan (girl worship) ceremony. The chief minister said that entire state is fulfilling the commitment to enrich greenery around Maa

Dirty beach cleanup: A story to tell, a story to sing

Lalit Shastri This metronome post on Sawan’s Song blog caught my attention this morning. On clicking the play button, one was immediately transported to an all together different world – a world of not the ordinary people who are always so cribbing and doing nothing about their surroundings but people who are more awake, more

Pollution Control Board files criminal case against Bhopal DRM

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (PCB) has filed a criminal case in the Judicial Magistrate’s Court here against the Bhopal Divisional Railway Manager Alok Kumar under relevant sections of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 as railway coaches were being washed in the washing pit and the waste

Stop burning of all waste: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Lalit Shastri Hyderabad/Bhopal: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, has raised a strong voice against the burning of all waste and emphasised that the air we are breathing is turning more and more toxic each day. According to Mazumdar-Shaw, “Any burning must only be done in enclosed incinerators.” She was speaking

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