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Mission turtle

Nature lovers are meeting for a 3-day turtle festival at Vengurla beach in Maharashtra, where they will camp at villagers’ homes, eat their food and save as many turtle eggs as possible

Green run

In an amazing effort, IT major Infosys is leaving no stone unturned to achieve its ambitious goal of turning totally green and becoming carbon neutral by 2017, says Ankur Paliwal 

Guests at Zoo

The Delhi zoo that’s spread over an area of 240 acres has been overrun by painted storks that have come from Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir, where the rivers are frozen, says Prathiba Raju

The price of greed

A chilling piece on the condition of Aravallis in Rajasthan, which has been damaged beyond redemption due to the indiscriminate marble mining in the region

Harbouring birds

There is good news from Kashmir. Srinagar is harbouring 6 lakh migratory birds at Hokersar Bird Reserve, and hundreds of purple moorhens have moved in permanently, says Sheikh Qayoom

Garuda returns

An endangered species of stork, Greater Adjutant or Garuda, has now an ideal nestling place in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, where their number has grown from 78 to 300 in four years, says Imran Khan

Restore tanks

Citing the restoration of Pammal tank in Chennai as an example, Sushmita Sengupta says if all the 2359 temple tanks in Tamil Nadu are cleaned up, they would recharge groundwater in the State

Solar beats

A rock band currently in India promotes the green cause through its music, and practises what it preaches by generating solar power for its concerts from the solar panels installed on its van

Joy in cycles

Bangalore is all set to have dedicated bicycle lanes covering a total length of 42 km in Jayanagar, an upscale residential area, which is home to the likes of IT icon Narayana Murthy

Day of the dolphins

The population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, India's only dolphin sanctuary, located in Bihar

The challenger

The youth of Caurem, a tribal village in Goa, led by 24-year-old Nilesh Gaonkar, are locked in a dangerous battle against the mining mafia, which has been plundering the region for years

A Bodo volte face

Territorial Army jawans in Bodoland! Do you conjure up images of conflict, shooting and killing? No, the ‘135 Eco Task Force’ is out there rejuvenating the Chirang forest, that too by employing the Bodo villagers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Green drive

An ambitious project that would involve about 1 lakh youth to increase the country’s forest cover from the existing 20 percent to 33 percent within 10 years is ready for implementation soon

Giving life

This is the amazing story of Bhaiyaram, a 40-year-old farmer in Uttar Pradesh who turned to planting trees after he lost his wife and only son. Bhaiyaram has planted over 30,000 saplings

Betray, in short Bt

That all claims about GE crops are humbug has been proved once again through research by Navdanya and US Union of Concerned Scientists, says Vandana Shiva, who explains how it helps only MNCs

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