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Karnataka – Tigers Pushed Out For Mines

February 28, 2010: . Here's one more reason why tigers are fast disappearing from India – minelords with limitless greed for leases and a state govt. that accedes to their demands. Unmindful of the declining number of India's national animal and one of the world's severely endangered species, the Bellary mining cartel in Karnataka has been given the green signal by the state govt.…

Elephants Mowed Down By Goods Train In Assam

February 28, 2010: Two female elephants were mowed down by a speeding goods train at the wee hours of 3 am.The railway track which runs through the Deepor Beel Ramsar site, Guwahati, Assam has turned into a killing track for elephants since its controversial existence in 1998. 

In Enlightened National Interest

February 27, 2010: Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, believes that the moratorium issued by his Ministry on commercialisation of Bt brinjal could well be the beginning of a process of transparent consultations that would lead to the appropriate use of GM technology. Excerpts from an interview he gave to Venkitesh Ramakrishnan of Frontline.…

Nuclear Reactors, Dams At Risk Due To Global Warming Says National Geographic

February 26, 2010: As climate change throws Earth's water cycle off-kilter, the world's energy infrastructure may end up in hot water, experts say. From hydropower installations in the Himalaya to nuclear…

Flock Of Vultures Killed By Speeding Train

February 21, 2010: A flock of rare 30 white-backed vultures was crushed by a speeding train in Maharajganj district on Friday morning. The injured vultures are currently being looked after at a veterinary hospital. Continue reading the original article on the Times of India website here.

Two Tigers Dead In Four Days In Kaziranga

Febuary 20, 2010: Two tigers have been killed in the Kaziranga National park within just four days, triggering panic among wildlife conservationists.

National Green Tribunal On The Anvil: Jairam Ramesh

February 19, 2009: A bill to constitute a National Green Tribunal to redress environmental-related issues and grievances will be introduced in the next Parliament session, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said.

Navigate A Middle Path, Says Jairam Ramesh

February 19, 2010: The need to adopt an economic growth path that is ecologically sustainable was stressed by Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh while inaugurating a three-day Save Western Ghats meet organised by the Keystone Foundation at Kotagiri on Thursday.

Task Force For Project Elephant Constituted

February 18, 2010: A task force on Project Elephant has been constituted. It will provide detailed recommendations to upgrade the project to bring about a more effective conservation and management of wild as well as captive elephants in India. This will give a fresh impetus to this Project. The Task Force will submit its Report by the end of May 2010.

UN Climate Chief Stepping Down

February 18, 2010: The top United Nations climate change official said today that he has made the “difficult decision” to step down from his position, citing his desire to pursue new opportunities to advance progress on the issue in both the private sector and academia.