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Explained: New findings about Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’, and why they have sparked worry
The Indian Express

The melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier – also called the “Doomsday Glacier”– has long been a cause of concern because of its high potential of speeding up the global sea level rise happening due to climate change. Researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg are now saying that fears related to Thwaites’s melting are worse than previou more....

Odisha plans to satellite-tag pangolins to study them better
Live Mint

With significant numbers of arrests to curb the illegal wildlife trade in pangolins in Odisha, the state government is now planning to deploy satellite transmitters to scale up its research on pangolins after their release from the captive breeding program centre into forests. Nandankanan Zoological Park (NKZP), in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar, more....

Large forest patches being axed in Caranzol
The Times of India

Keri: Over the last few years, incidents of patches of forests being cleared have been on the rise within the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary limits in Caranzol, Sattari. As per the 1991 Census, out of its total area of over 4,000ha, 3,527ha forest cover was in Caranzol. When the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary was declared in 1999, most of Caranzol’s forest more....

Oriental turtle dove spotted at Sawangi dam on outskirts of Aurangabad
The Times of India

Aurangabad: An Oriental turtle dove was spotted on the outskirts of the city at Sawangi dam by wildlife enthusiast Wasee Quadri, who said he was surprised to see the bird in the area. “While spotted doves and laughing doves are often seen on the outskirts of the city, I was taken aback by the Oriental turtle dove in such close proximity of Auranga more....

Cheetahs in Gujarat! Not so fast, says state government
The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Centre wants the cheetah, the fastest land animal on the earth, to re-enter India and settle down in Gujarat; but the state’s silence has put the proposal on the snail’s pace track. The last cheetah sighted in India died in 1947 in what is now Chhattisgarh. The animal was officially noted as extinct in the country in 1952. The more....

Rhino population in Nepal grows in conservation boost
The New Indian Express

KATHMANDU: Nepal's population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has grown by more than a hundred over the past six years, officials said, with campaigners hailing the increase as a conservation "milestone". The population rose to 752 across four national parks in the southern plains, up from 645 in 2015, the Department of National Parks and Wi more....

Human-wildlife conflict: Tiger mauls farmer to death in UP’s Dudwa Reserve
Times Now

Lakhimpur Kheri: A 45-year-old farmer has been mauled to death by a tiger inside the buffer forests of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Tikunia area. The farmer, Om Prakash, is the fifth person to be killed by a tiger in the forest in six months. Anil Patel, divisional forest officer, said that villagers had been warned last week not to ente more....

Saved by a whisker: Plans to mine a Telangana tiger reserve for uranium have been shelved
Scroll. In

Between protecting the interests of the tigers and Chenchu Adivasis and pursuing uranium mining in Telangana state, the former has won for now. The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Hyderabad under the Department of Atomic Energy has decided to “shelve” the project to drill boreholes in the Amrabad Tiger Reserve to prospect more....

Illegal driftnet use widespread in Indian Ocean, Greenpeace says

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Greenpeace has uncovered widespread use of illegal driftnets in the northwest Indian Ocean, which it says are decimating marine life in what is one of the world’s most ecologically vulnerable fishing grounds. During two weeks at sea, the environmental organisation says it filmed seven ships within 20 square miles (50 sq km) u more....

Meet to discuss air pollution in Delhi
Hindustan Times

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Sunday announced that the city government will hold a digital round-table conference on April 12-13 to address the issue of air pollution in the city. In a statement, the minister said that the theme of the conference will be “Measures to be taken to reduce air pollution in Delhi before winter 2021”. “The more....

New norms for thermal plants may dent India's emission targets: Experts
Hindustan Times

A new analysis by researchers shows that the new thermal power plant norms issued by the Union environment ministry last month, which allowed them flexibility in meeting certain criteria, could compromise India’s emission reduction goals that are part of efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The new rules, which came into effect on March 31, giv more....


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