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Maharashtra: New plant species discovered in northern Western Ghats

India, Oct. 25 -- Researchers from India and Italy have discovered a new plant species of the Sahyadri globe thistle, Echinops sahyadricus, from the Rajgad Fort area in Pune district, which is located... Read More


Follow all safety rules, authorities reminded

MUMBAI, Oct. 23 -- The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has issued an advisory to Maharashtra chief wildlife warden (CWLW) asking the latter to ensure the safety of the employees of the fo... Read More


Maharashtra: Centre's panel issues advisory for forest staff during Chandrapur tiger capture

India, Oct. 22 -- The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) authorities have issued an advisory to Maharashtra chief wildlife warden (CWLW) to ensure the forest department's employees' safety f... Read More


Centre notifies protected buffer around Maharashtra's Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

India, Oct. 22 -- The Union environment ministry has published the final notification for the buffer area around Maharashtra's 351.16 sq km Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Kolhapur district. The fin... Read More


State re-examines 'wetland' status

Mumbai, Oct. 22 -- The Thane district administration's various bodies have undertaken a fresh verification drive from Monday to determine whether two sites in Navi Mumbai can be declared wetlands foll... Read More


Maharashtra re-examines 'wetland' status for Navi Mumbai flamingo haven

India, Oct. 21 -- The Thane district administration's various bodies have undertaken a fresh verification drive from Monday to determine whether two sites in Navi Mumbai can be declared wetlands follo... Read More


Maharashtra: Barely any rain yet Uran village flooded again; Environmentalists blame wetland burial

India, Oct. 20 -- The village of Kunde in Uran taluka of Maharashtra's Raigad district was flooded early on Monday. While the area has received just 8.6 mm rain over the past 48 hours, according to th... Read More


'Pest attack worsens as rain gets heavier'

Mumbai, Oct. 19 -- Scientists have found a direct correlation between the intensity of rainfall over the city and annual pest attacks on mangroves, while indicating that the infestation was highest at... Read More


'Walls on sides of rivers led to Aarey Colony flooding'

MUMBAI, Oct. 18 -- Cow sheds at Aarey Colony were flooded for the first time this monsoon owing to the walls built on both sides of the Mithi and Oshiwara rivers, environmentalists claimed. They also ... Read More


Min stops work on wall for scrapped project

Mumbai, Oct. 17 -- State environment minister Aaditya Thackeray issued a stop-work order on Friday after the commencement of construction work for a wall around the recently scrapped international zoo... Read More