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Tusker found dead in Odisha forest

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:05

A tusker was found dead near Laxmiposhi under Dugura forest range on the foothills of Similipal forests in Mayurbhanj district, a forest official said here Monday.

56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:33

Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.

Your old smartphone can help save forests

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:55

What if your old smartphone could hide in a forest, listen to poachers and illegal loggers and report incidents directly to the authorities?

Septuagenarian tribal woman trampled to death in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 13:59

An elderly tribal woman was today trampled to death and another seriously injured after being attacked by a wild elephant in the foothills of Similipal forests in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Govt rejects GMR plea to extend ToR validity for hydel project

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 10:52

When contacted a senior official of GMR said they are now gearing up to participate in the public hearing within the expiry of the validity of ToR.

Semi-arid areas could become carbon sinks: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 19:07

Semi-arid areas on the planet could become carbon sinks in the future despite the fact that they hold the carbon for a short period compared to tropical forests, according to a study in Australia published Thursday.

Panel seeks report on ArcelorMittal mines leases from Jharkhand

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:56

A central panel has asked Jharkhand to clarify soon whether the existing and proposed mining leases of ArcelorMittal for its planned Rs 50,000-crore plant in the state fell under a conservation reserve or not.

Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 13:05

Poachers are hunting down big cats in highly secured protected forests in the country despite having programmes involving crores of rupees for their conservation, two major global conservation organisations claimed.

Centre to consider Tata Steel's request for green nod in May

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:51

The Centre will consider next month Tata Steel's request seeking environment clearance to its coal mine expansion project in Jharkhand.

Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:40

Poachers are hunting down big cats in highly secured protected forests in the country despite having programmes involving crores of rupees for their conservation, two major global conservation organisations claimed.

Forests key to sustainable development, existence of humans

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 14:36

A new study has warned that the destruction of forests, that made earth habitable for mammals in the first place, will lead to the decline of all mammals, including humans.

Four IAF choppers begin Tirumala fire dousing operation

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:15

Four helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and 100 army personnel Thursday joined an operation to douse a fire raging in Seshachalam forests for three days, officials said.