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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

Overflowing garbage mars Ooty’s beauty

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

Over 25% of all fish contain plastic

Climate feedback website lets scientists correct media errors

Illegal disposal of solid waste in Cooum on the increase

Why sea ice cover around Antarctica is rising

Of birds, beasts and conservation 

Out goes the plastic

Gudalur turns Mt Garbage poses huge threat to wildlife

Waste to energy drive gets a boost

On 2nd anniv, monsoon forecast adds to govt. cheer

Red tape cut for sewage treatment

Rare seabirds flies into camera view

Thermal stress impacts corals in Indian waters


April 2016


Railways, Forest Department to join hands for green mission

Number of forest fires in Uttarkhand coming down

101 species of spiders found in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

TN Forest Dept on high alert to prevent fires

Western Ghats under threat: Report

Marsh Sadpiper sighted 10 yeasr after it was tagged

Godavari ghat dries up after 139 yrs

Helping animals keep cool

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

Carcinogens in Ennore 3 times prescribed levels



March 2016

Government gets mobile air quality monitoring unit to tackle pollution

In search of the Olive Ridley

Warming early, Srinagar’s tulips rush into bloom

Hopes on habitat revive as vultures feed at restaurant

Will issue advisory against use of plastic by parties, EC assures court

A tone of waste a month collected from tiger reserve

How green is my Kalakshetra

Cooling the earth down

Finally, a bacterium that degrades polluting plastics identified

Panther’s return road ahead for forestry

Unesco updates protected biosphere reserves list

Chetpet eco-park recycles 50K litres of water every day

Agasthiarmalai gets due honor from UNESCO

Buoys To Better Predict Weather Patterns in TN

Govt tightens e-waste rules, offers sops to consumes

Tigers an easy kill for trigger – happy TN

Climate change and global warming cannot ignored

Sand eating tadpoles found in Western Ghats  



February 2016

NASA's airborne survey of coral reefs

Leapfrogging to new areas

Drug ban gives vultures wings: Ups diversity, numbers

Drainage system ready in Avadi

South Buckingham canal polluted

A new resilience map in the making

SC clears GAIL project

Plastic waste dumped inside forests by tourists kills animals

If back on track, GAIL pipeline holds multiple options

Coral reefs may die en masse as El Nino hots up

Moovarasanpettai vies to be merged with Chennai

TN moves SC, seeks GAIL order review 

Global warming likely to extend for next 10,000 years

December rains replenish Vedanthangal sanctuary

HC asks Centre to review ban on sea cucumber trade

Green min to cut clearance red tape

Karnataka home to 406 tigers

Lake encroachments inspected

Making cities clean and sustainable

GM-free corn imports, a tough ask

Unavailability of land may hinder free water scheme

Clarity on solar plant installation sought

Post rains, farming makes a comeback

Pedalling from Salem to Chennai for a Cause

Belgium keen to join 'Clean Ganga' drive

On saving city's waterbodies

Govt mulls bill to maintain, rehabilitate dams in country

Hottest January smashes global temperature record

IITians offer biodegradable alternative to plastic sachets

31 species of birds spotted at Otteri Lake 

Endangered snow leopard spotted in north Sikkim

February getting warmer in Chennai

An ongoing struggle with untreated sewage

Lake ruined by waste, sewageand grease

Where contamination runs deep


January 2016

freak heatwave may unfreez northpole times of india

strom water drain work to begin

400 kw bio-CNG plant outside city uses food waste

Perungudi lake gets a second life

annual solar power capacity to quadruple next fiscal year: Goyal

sriperumbudur shows the way

forest cover in TN: Two green thumbs up

Eco-park at chetpet lake nears completion

Indian climate models to aid future IPCC reports

Snowflake coral, a serious threat to biodiversity

Sabarimala to be plastic-free from February

Chennai prepares to welcome the Olive Ridleys

Dumping mud in portion of Buckingham Canal opposed

Is govt. not a polluter, asks SC

India to implement BS-VI emission norms from April 2020

City's waste unused, corpn imports plastic to lay roads

Here's another garbage plan for city

Water bird count starts, focus to be

Where has the 'green' gone?

No more 'droughts' in India, says India Meteorological

81 whales washed ashore in Thoothukudi

Quakes could be trigger for disorientation in whales

'Ready for next great game: Mining minerals from seas

Agri expert: Test GM crops at univ farms for fair verdict

Whales fatally disoriented by sound, magnetism?

From Lucknow to Leh, it's 'springtime' before winter 

Air cleaner this Bhogi, North Chennai still polluted

Smog fills the air, pollution levels up

Does Chennai need a fifth outlet to drain water?

Slums in Chennai increase by 50% in a single decade

Flex fuel policy of government to curb pollution worry

Pongal waste on beaches down

Marina Loop Road re-laying begins

Real danger to tigers not from road traffic, but poachers: SC

Restored Chetpet Lake ready to open in March

Can eco-tourism save Villivakkam lake?

'Follow biomedical waste rules'

Undersea cable project reaches Chennai

Chennai off gas grid, clean fuel yet to drive change

`Carbon intensity reduced by 12% in 5 yrs'

Sundarbans buzzes with discovery of solitary bee

An issue smoulders on, unattended

Bio-gas plant, a must for hotels

Now, winter in Chennai is warmer too

Overflowing sewage poses a health hazard in Perumbakkam

'Eco-sensitive areas in Western Ghats yet to be demarcated

Farmers fire fence to ward off elephants

Rs. 173-cr. desalination plant just for T. Nagar

12 tigers spotted in camera trap at KMTR


December 2015:

India will fulfill commitments on climate change says Modi

call for Pact on emission cuts

Pilling on the Agony for Chennai

India racing ahead of China in Pollution

Wild Life census begins in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

A Climate More congenial to India

Railways burns garbage swept out of trains, adds to pollution

Flood trash could hamper Turtle Nesting

water levels in Lakes poor

Move to declare 837357 acres as reserve forest challenged

Role of Tropical forests in Global warming

CAUGHT IN A TIME WARP: Hunters a threat to wildlife

Tribunal tells MFL to suspend commercial production

Green bid: Govt issues strict norms for thermal plants

Ensure wetlands are not reclassified: HC

Pollution making bacteria antibiotic resistant?

Green norms may sound death knell for domestic textile industry

Old thermal plants add to pollution

Forest Department tries out elephant repellent

Seagrass recharges 360sqkm of marine bed across country

15 dead Olive Ridleys on city beaches worry conservationists

Dry Pallikaranai marsh after rain a warning, say naturalists

Botanic garden gets mobile app

Government's clean fuel drive on reverse gear


November 2015

No garbage dumping near lake says green tribunal

IISC cleaning rivers using a nano composite

Broken palmyras a cause for concern

TNPCB bans for Noisy crackers

city labs ROV studies climate change in Antarctic

TN shows way for AP, Odisha, Bengal Rejuvenating Mangroves that protect against calamities

Statoistics generating carbon

In this village they forego the fun of fireworks to protect migratory birds

The aliens that came and conquered

Climate change to push 100m into poverty by 2030

post 2020 climate fund key to paris talks success: javadekar

After fireworks, city wakes up to tonnes of garbage

Trees must suit the environment

Between climate change and a hard place

ZSI unravels 778 new fauna species

Mercury levels elevated near HUL factory

A cleanup act with a short sweep

Indo-Israel methods of growing vegetables increase yield manifold

Elephant poachers active in TN Forests again

Indias carbon caution in paris

Good monsoon a result of not just EL Nino

New species of tree frog discovered

India and Singapore entered into a strategic tie-up

Hindu declaration on climate adopted

India to press for equity  at climate talks despite pressure           

What I expect from paris

Fortifying rubber wood naturally

Wildlife conservation society favors fresh approach to relocation of leopards

NHAI to state: Cooum not flooded

Kerala scientists develop saltwater-tolerant paddy

Danger for wildlife as traps are sold in open

Nature cleans the cooum now can we keep in sparkling

TNPCB to add 25 air quality monitoring stations

Why India must up the stake in  Paris

India  in partner in climate change fight : US

In Paris, India is to Fight for climate change justice too

Enviro Clippings

October 2015


HC seeks plan to save Shola forests


India’s green vow revolves around the sun


Nilgiri Tahr population over 3,000: WWF -India


Local bodies lead waste to energy drive


TN to get India’s 1st offshore windmills


Unbundling the coal climate equation


40k homes show way to clean city


Court wants plastic bag norms to be implemented


These migrants need attention, too


Ocean heatwave could kill 5% of world’s corals


Point Calimere sanctuary sees early arrival of birds this season


Shrimp farms kept away, Indian mangroves grow


Effluent treatment plant to be set up near silk park: TNPCB


Perungudi Lake to get a facelift


Environment expert says Cooum will be restored ecologically


Coimbatore sees a drop in Rare avian visitors


Children pitch into clean up Thiruvanmiyur beach


In non-metro cities, 60% houses empty waste into open drains


Ahead of Paris Summit, Climate express launched


Environmental remediation aligned to Tamil Nadu Vision 2023


Exhibition focuses on Sustaining Environment


Tamirabarani Teaches: Saving tiger is saving river