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DC debate: Why people not attracted to eco-friendly Ganesh idols?


DC debates why the environment-friendly clay Ganesh idols fail to attract buyers in the city
Involve local artisans in making clay idols
Major Shiva Kiran, president, Sukuki Exnora
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Pollution board officials inspect Edappally canal


Kochi: Even as over 100 families near the Edappally canal seethe with anger over the foul smell emanating from it, with the colour of the water turning black, Pollution Control Board authorities on M

Dolphins call each other by 'name' like humans


London: Hey Dolly, let's go swimming! Dolphins have 'names' by which they call for each other just like humans do, a new study has found.
The marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each othe

Air pollution kills over two million people every year

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Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution is directly responsible for over two million deaths globally - many of them in South and East Asia - each year, a new study has claimed.
The study estim

Typhoon forces evacuation of 500,000 in China

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Beijing: Eastern China was Sunday bracing for torrential downpours from Typhoon Soulik which forced the evacuation of half a million people after killing two in Taiwan.
Soulik lashed coastal Fujian p

Human hand behind disaster: Experts blame violation of environment laws for Uttarakhand floods

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New Delhi: Ecologists point out that the huge expansion of hydro-power projects and construction of roads to cope with the lakhs of tourists in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has compounded the sca

ONGC well in K-G block leaking gas; environment damage feared


A deepwater well in a Krishna Godavari basin block operated by state-run Oil and Natural Gas
Corp (ONGC) has been leaking gas for two months and there are now fears of environment damage due to the un

Take your garbage home, Goa village tells tourists

A Goa beach village now wants tourists to carry back the garbage they generate while having a ball on the beach.

Betalbatim, a southern village 40 km from Panaji, this week passed a resolution saying

Karnataka to shut forest resorts to protect wildlife

Karnataka on Monday decided to shut down all private resorts and state-run guest houses located inside reserved forests across the state to protect wildlife in the aftermath of the Supreme Court guide

Tree bank concept gains root in Chennai


The concept of establishing tree banks is fast catching up in Chennai.

Concerned over environmental degradation, the Indian Telugu Association (ITA), Chennai, has decided to observe Gandhi Jayanthi

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