Category: Environment

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife gives wildlife Clearance for Ken-Betwa Link Project

­Lalit Shastri The Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) at its 39th meeting held on 23 August in Delhi has given the wildlife clearance to the proposal for the ambitious ₹ 2,00,000 million Ken-Betwa Link Project- Phase I (Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh) proposed to be taken up primarily to address the issue

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“Mann ki Baat”: Modi gives a call to protect environment by making idols from natural clay

Newsroom24x7 Staff Prime minister’s inspiration, our efforts …..come, let us conserve water and protect environment –  Anil Madhav Dave New Delhi/Bhopal:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a call to children and youth to use natural clay to carve out idols of Ganesh and Durga during the festive season. Addressing the people through the radio

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cihfestival – Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival – a CREW initiative –

Newsroom24x7 Staff CREW, a not for  profit organisation, and CIHfestival Secretariat today announced the Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2016. Just like the previous events, the Festival of 2016 is offering to wildlife lovers, students, amateur photographers, aspiring wildlife filmmakers, and professionals a mesmerizing experience in different Protected Areas and Tiger Reserves  in the form

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There is urgent need to save the oceans: John Kerry

Public Event on Oceans in Beijing, China Beijing: US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday (June 6) said that there is urgent need to save the oceans. Delivering his remarks at the Public Event on Oceans here, Kerry went on to emphasise that the leaders of two of the largest economies in the world, the U.S.

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Take Action: Rio Tinto and the Bunder Diamond Mine

Newsroom24x7 is publishing this petition by CREW to prevent the devastation of a precious forest area near the Panna Tiger Reserve to mark the World Environment Day. Stop Rio Tinto from devastating an eco-fragile zone Petitioning Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi: Please stop Rio Tinto from devastating an eco-fragile zone through commercial mining of… Source:

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Endangered Tiger: Modi points to the challenge of poaching and disruption of ecosystems

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the fate of the endangered tiger and said it appears that tiger habitats have reduced drastically across Tiger Range Countries. The situation has been aggravated further by the ongoing trafficking in body parts and derivatives of this magnificent animal. In India too,

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World Bank approves US $1.5 billion loan for Swachh Bharat Mission Support Operation Project

More than 500 million rural people to gain access to toilets and other sanitation facilities with a focus on behavior change New Delhi: The World Bank has approved a US$1.5 billion loan for the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Support Operation Project to support the Government of India in its efforts to ensure all citizens in rural

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