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NHAI Begins Work On NH-7, Fells Over 100 Trees

February 13, 2010: While the issue of the controversial four-laning of NH-7 is pending before the Supreme Court for final hearing, the NHAI on January 25 started work on Mansar-Kanhan stretch felling over 100 trees. The story by Vijay Pinjarkar can be read on the Times of India website

Wildlife Conservation Workshop Held By The Wildlife Institute Of India

February 12, 2010: Indra Mohan reports on the wildlife conservation workshop held by the Wildlife Institude of India (WII) in Ramnagar.

Tiger Skin Seized In Nepal

February 11, 2010: Before the onset of the year of the Tiger which begins next week, Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) intelligence led to the seizure of a tiger skin (sub adult) yesterday afternoon along with three people with the support of Nepal police at Dhangadi, farwest Nepal.

NOAA Launches New Climate Web Site

February 11, 2010: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled a new Web site that will serve as a single point-of-entry for the agency's climate information, data, products and services. This climate portal will provide information about the impacts of climate on nearly every aspect of our lives from agriculture…

Environment Minister’s Decision On Bt Brinjal Welcome, Scientifically Sound, But Sketchy And Legally Weak

February 10, 2010: The decision of the Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Mr. Jairam Ramesh, to place a moratorium on the clearance accorded by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), to the environmental release of the Bt brinjal variety developed by M/s Mahyco (an Indian seed company with substantial investment from US multinational, Monsanto) is without…

Big Cat Ad Strikes Urban Chord

February 10, 2010: Thousands Join Campaign To Save Dwindling Tiger Population by Prithvijit Mitra & Arnab Ganguly | TNN, Kolkata: Never before has a four-digit figure stirred so many emotions and caused such serious concern. For wildlife enthusiasts and those not so acquainted with conservation issues, 1,411 is now a figure of shame and worry.

Government Refuses Permission To BT Brinjal

February 9, 2010: Facing intense opposition from within and outside, government today refused to give a go-ahead to commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal, a genetically-modified version of the vegetable that is said to be more resistant to pests.

Sea Lions Leave Galapagos

Feburary 8, 2010: A colony of sea lions has abandoned the Galapagos Islands and moved to the warmer waters of Peru. Scientists fear that this could be yet another effect of climate change and worry about the possible impacts of global warming on the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos. Read the story on the BBC website here

Athirapilly Is Another Silent Valley, Says Jairam Ramesh

February 8, 2010: Athirapilly is another Silent Valley, rich in biodiversity, which needs to be protected, said Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Environment. Talking to media persons here on Monday, Mr. Ramesh said that the State should look for alternative proposals for power generation indicating that clearance will not be issued for the hydel project.