The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court recently directed the State environment and forest department and Tirunelveli district administration to consider a plea to restrict human activities inside Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR), within two months. The bench comprising Justices R Mahadevan and J Sathya Narayana Prasad gave the direction while disposing of a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by advocate B Danasekaran in 2015.
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has directed the State Forest Department and Tirunelveli district administration to consider a representation seeking implementation of various measures including regulating vehicular movement inside Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.
ಅಶೋಕ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ್ ಫಾರ್ ರಿಸರ್ಚ್ ಇನ್ ಇಕಾಲಜಿ ಅಂಡ್ ದಿ ಎನ್ವಿರಾನ್ಮೆಂಟ್ (ಏಟ್ರೀ) ಸಂಶೋಧಕ ಡಾ.ಅರವಿಂದ್ ಎನ್.ಎ. ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ಸೂರ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣನ್ ಅವರು ಹಲ್ಲಿಯ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಬೇಧವನ್ನು ಪತ್ತೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು, ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ನಡೆಸಿ ಅದನ್ನು ‘ಕುಬ್ಜ ಹಲ್ಲಿ’ ಎಂದು ಗುರುತಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
The construction sector consumes large quantities of freshwater; however, there is little research in India that specifies the quantity required
India seeks to hike its green cover by planting thousands of trees outside forest areas and creating green zones in and around human habitations over the next five years with $25 million in funding from USAID.
"The programme would be having two components – tree-based enterprises outside forests and for public goods in common areas where people live. We are committed to plant indigenous species best suited for a particular agro-climatic zone,” said Milind Bunyan, ATREE.
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), through a study done with the help of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), will reach out to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to lay down parameters for treated wastewater under IS 465:2000 rule to be used in the construction industry.
The commercial potential of treated wastewater across sectors was in focus as researchers and stakeholders discussed ways to improve wastewater treatment and reuse in Bengaluru, at a workshop in the city on Wednesday.
Bengalureans perplexed over the rain pattern, and especially the winter-like misty mornings in the city in the past couple of days, may have an answer, Environmentalists and ecologists say this is due to the record rainfall of 366mm in the city in August.
Invasive species of yellow crazy ants reportedly exploded all over Karanthamalai forest, Tamil Nadu. Entomologists from ATREE say warmer climates and increasing temperatures are responsible for the population explosion among yellow crazy ants.
Villagers from the area left their ant-infested homes and chased their cattle away from these tiny insects, which attack by spraying formic acid in the eyes. "Simultaneous hot, humid and wet conditions and increased productivity of the landscape due to summer showers might have favoured the ants' metabolic activities thus enabling faster reproduction, population growth and spreading," - Priyadarshan Dharmarajan.