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Rhino Vision

The Indian Rhino Vision project that aims at taking the rhino population in Assam to 3,000 by 2020 has helped considerably in conservation. There are 2,290 one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga now

It’s safe, for now!

Top official at the National Disaster Management Authority rules out tsunami threat to India, appeals to people near coastal areas not to panic – after they have panicked enough

Green prisons

In what is being billed as a pioneering initiative, all 52 jails in Kerala will go green in the next 4 months with the state government undertaking a Rs.25.50 crore solar power project

Deadly beaches

Alarming deaths of dolphins, sharks, and turtles on India’s western coast indicate chemical or oil poisoning, say conservationists who want scientific autopsies of these dead creatures

Summer advice

‘Go green’ and you can easily beat the heat this summer, says Madhulika Sonkar, giving you tips on architectural design, home décor, attire, eating habits and lifestyle changes for the season

Save Ganges

The holy river Ganga is in a state of neglect. The National Ganga River Basin Authority, set up in 2009 with Prime Minister as head, has done nothing yet to clean the river, says Richa Sharma

Cycle of life

With shrinking roadspace, cycling enthusiasts in the national capital are trying to emulate the Netherlands model that promotes cycling as an alternative to driving, says Madhusree Chatterjee

Nature's play

Have you seen the sea disappear in front of your eyes? A unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, the sea recedes by as much as 5 km every day at Chandipur, reports Azera Rahman

Eco Baba

Cleaning Kali Bein river is a mission for Baba Seechewal or 'EcoBaba'. The spiritual guru’s initiative has helped farmers use treated sewage water to grow crops in Punjab, says Manu Moudgil

Linking woes

The concept of linking rivers, which dates back to the 19th century, is not a good idea, writes Darryl D’Monte, concluding that ‘India cannot afford to squander its resources so thoughtlessly’

Solar push

Tamil Nadu will soon come out with a new policy on solar power to generate 3,000 MW by 2015-16, according to Natham R Viswanathan, minister for non-conventional energy development

Leopard spot

With secret cameras spotting a snow leopard in conflict-ridden Kargil region, upbeat environmentalists are stressing the need for the conservation of the rare feline species, says Rajat Ghai

Go Green

Renowned environmentalist R K Pachauri of TERI favours application of green technologies in construction of buildings to reduce operational charges by up to 30-40 percent

Mushroom mantra

A Guwahati based NGO is into conservation of Deepor Beel, a Ramsar site, by training villagers in mushroom cultivation. Villagers are harvesting and selling the mushroom at Rs.100 per kilo

Homes for birds

Will the next generation ever sight a sparrow? To help us say ‘yes, of course’, Mohammed Dilawar has been providing nest boxes to those who would like to invite the birds to their homes before they become extinct. Rama Menon checks out

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