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  • New species of reptile found in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

    Source:The Times of India / 02-Feb-2018

    Researchers have found a new species of reptile, a rock dwelling gecko, in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The Megamalai rock gecko, which is its suggested common name, is the first description of a reptile from this landscape since 1949 after English planter and naturalist Angus Finlay Hutton spotted Hutton's pit viper there. Read More On

  • Steps to manage dust now a must for all polluted cities

    Source:The Times of India / 01-Feb-2018

    Two months after issuing detailed guidelines on dust mitigation measures for handling both on-site and offsite management of construction and demolition wastes, the Union environment ministry has now notified specific rules under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 making its implementation "mandatory" for such cities and towns. Read More On

  • Environment ministry adopts new plan to rejuvenate rivers

    Source:Livemint / 25-Jan-2018

    The environment ministry on Wednesday announced a new strategy for conservation and rejuvenation of major river water systems, stating that focus will now be on the entire river basin compared to the current strategy that only looks at tackling pollution load from domestic wastewater and regulation of industrial pollution. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Union minister for environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) Harsh Vardhan. Read More On: Environment ministry adopts new plan to rejuvenate rivers