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NDA government green-lighted 65% infra projects; activists sound red alert

Mumbai, Feb. 18 -- The current NDA government's wildlife clearance rate was 65% (519 of 794), compared to 45.5% (260 of 571) of the previous UPA-II government, according to data from the 'State of Env... Read More


NDA government green-lighted 65% infra projects; activists sound red alert

India, Feb. 18 -- The current NDA government's wildlife clearance rate was 65% (519 of 794), compared to 45.5% (260 of 571) of the previous UPA-II government, according to data from the 'State of Envi... Read More


'Tigers not using NH7 safe passages; roadkill may rise'

Mumbai, Feb. 16 -- State forest department officials are claiming tigers in the eastern Vidarbha landscape are increasingly crossing six-lane national highway 7 (NH7) - instead of passageways built fo... Read More


'Ban loudspeakers in forest areas from 11pm to 4am'

Mumbai, Feb. 16 -- An environment group has filed a complaint on Friday with the Thane district administration against use of loudspeakers between 11pm and 4am in reserved forest areas of the Western ... Read More


T-1 death: NTCA to take legal recourse

Mumbai, Feb. 15 -- After Maharashtra government failed to respond to three reminders regarding lapses and violations identified by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for tigress T-1 or A... Read More


Sightings dwindle as concrete jungle eats into bird habitats across MMR

Mumbai, Feb. 14 -- Bird sightings across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have declined drastically, revealed the final list presented at the 15 edition of Mumbai BirdRace on Sunday. This decline has ... Read More


Raze illegal huts at Wadala mangrove forest: HC to state

Mumbai, Feb. 14 -- The Bombay high court (HC) has directed the state forest department to demolish 250 shanties located within a mangrove forest at Wadala, terming them illegal. The 11-hectare reserv... Read More


Mumbai BirdRace: Sightings dwindle as habitats fall prey to concrete jungle

Mumbai, Feb. 14 -- Bird sightings across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have declined drastically, revealed the final list presented at the 15 edition of Mumbai BirdRace on Sunday. This decline has ... Read More


Mumbai civic body yet to pay Rs 254 crore for environmental conservation over coastal road

Mumbai, Feb. 13 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is building the coastal road along the city's west coast, has not deposited Rs 254 crore for environmental conservation as per th... Read More


'Avni's cub hampering rescue efforts'

Mumbai, Feb. 13 -- The male cub of tigress T-1 (Avni), who was killed in November by hunters commissioned by the forest department, has been foiling the plan to rescue and rehabilitate him. The forest... Read More