Save Dumna: A self-sustaining ecosystem

The Dumna Nature Reserve (DNR) of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation is spread over nearly 1800 acres of forested land on a plateau, about 40 meters above Jabalpur town. It was transferred to the Municipal Committee of Jubbalpore by the provincial government to act as the catchment area for the Khandari lake. The construction of Khandari Dam […]

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Decline in wildlife to action on climate change – The Weekly Wrap

A lot has happened in the environment sector this week. Let Me Breathe, trained more than 45 children from the unlikeliest of places in telling their #PollutionStories. Here’s a roundup of stories you might have missed: 1. Conduct Environmental Audit of Plastic Polluters: NGT directs CPCB The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution […]

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Agriculture and Pandemics: the Correlation

We’re at the beginning of a new era of awakening and action or inaction, and in turn survival or disaster. With the globe becoming smaller and smaller through social media, the truth can no longer remain hidden, and with the pandemic affecting the entire world, it is time to take a look, with a new […]

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California Fires to Problematic Ecotourism policies in India – The Weekly Wrap

Let Me Breathe partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Climate & Clean Air Coalition to bring you stories of #CleanAirBharat. The events included City Session Chapter 8: Agra with the aim of finding clean air solutions in Agra, A Town Hall discussion for collective action to clear up Chennai’s air, a conversation on clean […]

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Weekly Wrap: Uprooting Cannabis in Himachal & Mauritius’ environmental emergency

The environment landscape has been a bit grim, but here’s an ecological solution tailored to the people fighting the pandemic. With a small initiative for an ecological solution, a club in Kolkata is handing plants, masks and sanitisers in exchange of plastic. From EIA to Mauritius declaring “state of environmental emergency”, here’s the news of […]

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ICYMI: EIA Deadline & Mumbai Monsoon

For this week’s edition of the Environment Weekly Wrap, we want you to focus on the #DraftEIA2020 that has filled up your timelines and consumed all debates online. The last day to submit public responses to the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020 is August 11. This has caused a stir across the country with […]

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Assam floods: 95% of Kaziranga National Park submerged

The current wave of floods in Assam has affected more than 33 lakh people in 28 districts of the state.  Among the worst-hits districts is Barpeta where over 5.50 lakh people are affected. Dhubri, Morigaon, and South Salmara districts with 4.11 lakh, 4.08 lakh, and 2.25 lakh people affected, respectively, are also among the worst-hit […]

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Assam floods and the untameable Brahmaputra

There has been incessant rainfall across Assam and North East and the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above danger at several places submerging fresh areas every day. The Brahmaputra features among the world’s top five rivers in terms of discharge as well as the sediment it brings, originates from the Himalayas and flows […]

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Assam Floods: The annual destruction of environment

With more than 50,000 people affected and 14 fatalities reported in 5 districts of the state, Assam has received the second wave of floods in this monsoon season. Post cyclone Amphan continuous downpours have raised the level of water in the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries which has caused severe inundation in the districts of […]

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What is posing a threat to the Vedanthangal bird sanctuary?

Since the establishment of the Vedanthangal bird sanctuary in 1936, all over the primeval Vedanthangal waterbody, the villagers, and the migratory avian friends have learned to live in a good rapport. The villagers have knocked back to burst crackers or to make any loud noise for ages now not only procuring the birds’ trust but […]

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Brazil deforested 10,000 square km of Amazon rainforest in 2019

Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest was worse than previously reported in 2019, revised government data shows, during the first year of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is keen to develop the forest crucial to curbing global warming. Brazil’s space research agency INPE recorded 10,129 square kilometers of deforestation (3,911 square miles) for its benchmark annual period […]

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Coal Mining temporarily suspended near Assam wildlife sanctuary

The North-Eastern Coalfields (NEC), a unit of Coal India Limited in Assam, has temporarily halted its operations following protests over its impact on a subtropical rainforest nearby. According to reports, an official order signed by NEC’s general manager based in eastern Assam’s Margherita said all mining operations have been suspended with effect from June 3. The […]

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Save tribes to save your jungles

At a time when the world is struggling with declining numbers of its wild species, acknowledging tribal efforts could go a long way in wildlife conservation

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Pregnant elephant dies after eating pineapple stuffed with fireworks; Kerala govt orders probe

The shocking news of the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala after being fed a pineapple stuffed with crackers has stirred up a storm in India. The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water. Forest officials said that it died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an […]

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Invasion of species -Locust Swarm

Indian officials have struggled for weeks to contain the country’s worst locust invasion in decades, as the insects have moved from western regions to the New Delhi and other areas despite efforts to douse crops with pesticides and kill swarms using drones Locust Swarms – What are they, how come they are in India and should you be […]

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Cycle for a pollution-free India

The Spectators must become the Ringmaster – Taming the Air Pollution Beast

‘Vehicular pollution is a major cause of air pollution-we can’t ignore it’