Goa tries to protect its ‘Sea of Milk’

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has dared Goa's green activists to challenge the dam network before the National Green Tribunal

Dudhsagar (Goa): It almost featured in a James Bond movie. Now, the very existence of Dudhsagar, Goa’s grandest waterfall and a major tourism attraction, is in peril due to a series of dams neighbouring Karnataka plans to construct and Goa is desperate to ensure this doesn’t happen. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has dared Goa’s green More...

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"This is because most of the fresh water in the Arctic is shallow, meaning sunlight can reach the bottom of any river
By IANS On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Washington: Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study. “This is because most of the fresh water More...

The earthquake lasted a few seconds and no loss of life was reported
By IANS On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Quake hits Himachal, tremors felt in Delhi

New Delhi/Shimla: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday and the tremors were also felt in Delhi, an official said. The earthquake lasted a few seconds and no loss More...

The BSF aimed to enter the "Limca Book of Records" by planting 180,000 trees along India's frontiers with Bangladesh
By IANS On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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India, Bangladesh border guards’ to plant millions of saplings

Akhaura (India-Bangladesh border): Border guards of India and Bangladesh have taken up an ambitious plan to plant millions of trees along the frontier to protect environment and to reinforce friendship among them, More...

The delayed freezing of the sea surface may contribute to the thinning trend
By IANS On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Snow cover on Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly: NASA

Washington: In an alarming revelation, NASA has confirmed that the snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years – by about a third in the western hemisphere and by half near More...

The forests of the region have nearly disappeared, making way for concrete structures
By IANS On Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Green cover falling in Krishna land

Mathura: As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region. The forests of the region have nearly disappeared, making More...

Shimla recorded a rainfall of 62 mm while Dharamsala recieved 18.8 mm and Manali 50 mm
By IndiLeak Bureau On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Himachal rivers swell due to heavy rain

Shimla: Torrential rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has resulted swelling of all major rivers and their tributaries in the state. Shimla recorded a rainfall of 62 mm while Dharamsala recieved 18.8 mm and Manali 50 mm A More...

The southern Terai belt of the country, adjoining India, was badly affected on Thursday
By IANS On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Continuous downpour in Nepal, alert sounded over Koshi river

Kathmandu: Continuous heavy downpour in Nepal since Wednesday has caused floods and landslides in several areas and claimed at least five lives. The southern Terai belt of the country, adjoining India, was badly More...

Many people continued to remain marooned even after flood water began to recede
By IANS On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Odisha floods kill 46, hit 3.5 million

Bhubaneswar: The floods triggered by continuous rains have disrupted the lives of over 3.5 million people in 23 of Odisha’s 30 districts with the number of deaths rising to 46, the authorities said on Tuesday. Many More...

there are possibilities of more rains during the day
By IndiLeak Bureau On Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Heavy rains lashes Delhi, adjoining areas

New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed national capital Delhi and its adjoining areas on Sunday. There are possibilities of more rains during the day According to the Met Office, there are possibilities of more rains during More...