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July 2017
June 2017



May 2017

Panels suggestions on oil spill accepted

Water body in Red Hills gets inflow of a different kind

Sewage flows from storm water drain into Puzhal lake

Lesser flamingo sighting thrills birdwatchers

Tree planting to be regulated in city

State may join hands with Centre for beach sand mining

Groundwater table dips by nearly 2m

Corp door-to-door drive pushes source segregation of waste

NGT satisfied with steps taken on sand mining

TN Keeps fingers crossed on early onset of southwest monsoon

Green energy target tough, say officials

Drone to survey Nanmangalam Forest

After 84 years, cobra lily blooms again

Revived ICF lake to turn a source of potable water

Ban on fishing in oil spill-hit districts cut short

Corpn school children turn into disaster managers


April 2017

Study of unusual shield-tailed snakes comes to an end after 31 yrs

Cooum restoration moving at snail’s pace

Algal bloom may spare Indian waters

IISc researchers’ ecofriendly way of recycling e-waste

Campaign to keep Marina Beach litter free

Mushrooms can be pollutants too: IIT-M study

Modify diet to save the planet

Rail regulator gets green light

Olive Ridley nesting ends, more eggs laid this season

HC sends notice to govt on ban on water supply to cola factories

Corpn’s lack of interest puts litter-free project in limbo

‘Stop removal of seemai karuvelam from IIT-M’

Manapakkam residents dread smoke and soot

A famous promenade returns to its sandy past

Three new balsams add to Nilgiris biodiversity colours

Communities join hands to save waterbodies

Heat wave set to sweep parts of TN.

Rare birds spotted at Pulicat, naturalists cheer


March 2017

2 more tiger reserves soon in Uttarakhand

Lessons from Chetpet lake

Rare ducks comb city marshes in extended stay

Why green fad of nativists is bogus and unscientific

India hosts world’s oldest algae fossil

IAEA satisfied with safety of kudankulam reactors

Forest dept plans to revive the green canopy TN lost to Vardhah

Kodaikanal Wildlife sanctuary’s living centenarians

Left out of the arribada

Recycling is new mantra to Beat Shortage of water

Customs officials hold beach minerals at port

Environment Ministry official to chair animal welfare board

February 2017
52 km of coastline affected due to oil spill:INCOIS
Fighting plastic pollution with bags made of cassava
Rare winged visitor sighted in Chennai
Anna univ devises green technology to slash energy use
Tamil Nadu, a hotbed of peacock plume business
State govt to start drive to clean up water bodies
Rare butterfly varities spotted in Srivilliputhur sanctuary 
January 2017
Oil spill spreads, contaminatesMarina sands too
December 2016
November 2016
October 2014:

Flood-mitigation work not up to mark: Expert

Elephants break electric fence to get to garbage dump

India joins Paris Climate Change Agreement, submits 

New species of Pika discovered

India to push for funds at climate talks

Birds flock Karaivetti before monsoon

India becomes 62nd country to ratify Paris climate accord

NGO promoting clean energy bags UN climate solutions award

Ecological decline hits earnings

750 kg sea cucumbers seized

A confluence of conservation ideas at Chennai Water Forum

3 years to go for Adyar to turn pristine 

India objects to emission cap for airlines

Spotlight on linking 145 lakes with stormwater drains

Untreated sewage takes a toll on Puzhuthivakkam lake

Dumping of construction debris clogs waterways

Road dividing lake cuts off natural flood mechanism

India to ban release of potent greenhouse gas 

'Satellites to check illegal mining'

Korattur's concern: Sewage overflow

Green panel reserves order on CRZ nod for Kudankulam units

Water scarcity drives animals out of Sathyamangalam forest

Little progress on wildlife institute

Rules for Rs. 40,000 cr. forest fund to be ready in a month

'Shifting of neutrino project will be a huge loss to TN

Wetland area down in city: CJ 

Humans and global warming to blame for sharp rise in shark attacks

Small units sitting ducks for disaster

India in danger of losing half of its wildlife

September 2016


US China ratify paris climate pact

166 lives lost in 3 years due to wild animal attacks

NGT clears road widening in Megamalai with 13 riders

Conversion ban covers wetlands too: High court

1.4m lives lost in India due to air pollution in 13 study

Waste management begins at home

Encroachments on Pallikaranai marsh must be removed.

Residents for River Regulation Zone

Buckingham canal clean up pace irks NGT

India wastes 15-20% of its renewable energy

Adyar takes in Metrowater sewage

Tribal anti-poaching watchers yet to get due

Caught between a lake and a marsh

Cleanliness drive launched at Marina

Airborne mapping can held in flood mitigation

Centre sends BS-V auto emission norms for a six

Will the Paris Pact succeed like the Montreal Protocol


AUGUST 2016  

Adyar Creek gets green cover in second phase of restoration

13 cameras along rail tracks to help track jumbos

Chennai lends a helping hand to Assam rhinos

To curb menace, Uttarakhand puts its monkeys on the pill 

369 crematoria to be modernized across five states 

Tambaram to get four new parks under AMRUT scheme

'Spectre of floods looms large' 

Jayalalithaa announces e-procurement of paddy

Soon, Tamil Nadu paddy farmers can sell their produce online 

Illegal bird trade threatens Indonesian species

338 kg of sea cucumbers seized in Ramnad district

Neutrino project stuck as PCB sits on it for year

Repowering policy could boost wind energy capacity 

New plans instead of new pills for better health

Lessons From Chetpet: How To Save Lakes

Time for a National Water Commission

Wind energy generation reaches record high

21 Chennai hospitals in the dock for violating waste disposal rules

New evidence for northern movement of eastern 

Three strains of fungi to help recycle rechargeable batteries

Death of a 'wild' tigress

Solar-powered aquarium, virtual reality centre at Chetpet lake

Activists, former officers welcome NGT's order on PCB

Adambakkam lake restoration yet to begin 

Beach sand mining is on, says baron's brother

Amma Environment Park to be set up in Chennai

 July 2016

11% monsoon deficit in June, shortfall to be made up

India's thriving biodiversity: 445 new species added in 2015

Buckingham Canal navigation plan suffers another setback

Ayanavaram temple tank a picture of neglect 

Remote Pacific nation threatened by rising seas

NGT grants interim stay against building bridge

An unusual feeding spot for waterbirds

Peaking decibels at highrises

Shrinking hole in the ozone layer shows what collective action

Easy money lures youth to illegal wildlife trade 

Tamil Nadu yet to take stock of its natural resources in forests 

Chennai's sister city in China has tips on solid waste 

Pilgrim path widening puts sacred spot in peril

Almost 30 per cent of our land undergoing degradation

TNAU college raises 'kal vazhai' farm for treatment of wastewater 

Scientists devise eco-friendly way to treat sugar mill wastes 

Metals from cigarette butts contaminate marine environment 

Premature deaths will rise minus air quality norms: IEA 

State to rope in local community for irrigation management

Cotton production estimates revised downwards by 4% 

Many don't have power in 'power-surplus India'

Tea Park at Mettupalayam to have good storage facilities

NGT stays LPG terminal construction at Kochi

Rare genetic diseases diagnosed in A.P. hospital

More water released from KRS to Tamil Nadu -

Amnesty International flags issues of human rights violations in India's

TN gets Rs. 670 cr. ADB loan to fight climate change in delta 

Rare 'Marbled Map' butterfly sighted in Eastern Ghats

Three Indian sites make it to UNESCO's World Heritage List 

'Air pollution may cause pre-term or still births' 

Genetic secrets of 88 bony fishes revealed - The Hindu

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA 

City's major waterways to be desilted ahead of monsoon

Centre sticks to GAIL pipeline plan

Feather in the cap: India home to 12% of world's bird species

Offers galore to rejuvenate waterbodies

4,000 families still reside in TN tiger reserves



 June 2016


Zero waste plan may fail without source segregation

First time in 100k yrs, Arctic may be free of sea ice

Heartening news from Adyar Eco Park

Climate, energy top Modi’s agenda during U.S. visit

In the past decade, 111 new protected biodiversity areas have come up in India

Life expectancy drops 6 yrs in Delhi due to pollution:Study

Cyclonic rains, soil salinity hit agriculture in Cauvery delta

In conservation bid, TN forms a wetland authority

Environment day celebrated

City parks to have more trees, thematic greens. less of lawns

To combat warming, Co2 is turned into stone

Nurture waterbodies, keep floods at bay this monsoon

Ahoy There’s a sea of nutrition down under

Chlorinated plastic in hospitals may go

Discovered: Konkan frog species’ touchless sex, reproductive behavior

Climate change’s first casualty: Oz rodent goes extinct

El Nino may boost CO2 levels to record high this yr

How rivers flowing into sea bring rain inland

Water level in reservoirs dip as monsoon remains sluggish

Hitches in disposal leads to trash accumulation in Sembakkam

Residents come together to clean up Sembakkam lake

Students wield broom for a cleaner Mylapore

Joining hands for a sparkling beach

Coastal zone report relaxes curbs on constructions

Environment Ministry revokes draft forest policy

Report: In India, 16m premature deaths /year tied to air pollution

Key study links air pollution to over six million deaths

Hunting a major threat to survival of wildlife in Southeast  Asia, says study

Int’l cooperation necessary to thwart poaching say experts

Birds songs drown in city din


May 2016

HC rules silver oaks can’t be felled

Number of forest fires in Uttarakhand coming down

“Zero-Energy” buildings soon?

Western Ghats threat: Report

Cooum revival plan mired in Sewage

TN Forest Dept on High alert to prevent fires

Coral bleaching has gone up by 25%in less than two months

Railways, Forest Department to join hands for green mission