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Pest attack on Mumbai's mangrove forests unusually early this year: Forest department

India, Sept. 16 -- Evergreen mangrove forests in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) that normally flourish during the post-monsoon months have been wearing a dry, and skeletal look. Experts have bla... Read More


'Soil pollution from Kanjur landfill killing fish less than 500m from flamingo sanctuary'

India, Sept. 16 -- Leachate from Kanjurmarg dumping ground and stagnant water have killed fish over a two-hectare mangrove forests' area in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai between Bhandup and Kanjur, an... Read More


'Take more steps to reduce pollution from Covid-19 incinerator'

Mumbai, Sept. 16 -- The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued a notice to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) private contractor treating Covid-19 and the associated biomedical ... Read More


Rs.65.5-lakh budget for marine animal rescue centres along Maharashtra's coastal districts

Mumbai, Sept. 14 -- Coastal districts in Maharashtra will have their own marine animal rescue centres before next monsoon. The state government, through the Mangrove Foundation, has allocated a budget... Read More


Whale carcass washes ashore at Alibag, sixth on Maharashtra beach since November last yr

Mumbai, Sept. 14 -- A decomposed carcass of a whale washed ashore at Theronda in Alibag on Sunday, said forest officers and marine biologists. According to marine biologist Harshal Karve from the Man... Read More


2020 monsoon is Mumbai's second wettest in 10 years

Mumbai, Sept. 14 -- This year's monsoon is already the city's second wettest over 10 years (2011-2020), according to weather bureau data, and there is still around a month left for the season to end. ... Read More


Decomposed whale carcass washes ashore at Alibag in Maharashtra

India, Sept. 13 -- The decomposed carcass of a whale washed ashore at Theronda in Alibag, 110 km south of Mumbai on Sunday, said forest officials and marine biologists. According to marine biologist ... Read More


Biodiversity by the Bay: Citizens' body starts campaign in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sept. 13 -- Ministry of Mumbai's Magic, a citizens' collective, has launched Biodiversity by the Bay campaign to highlight the need for sustainable development to enhance protection for the ci... Read More


Coastal road project: BMC seeks nod to move 18 coral colonies

Mumbai, Sept. 13 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approached the Maharashtra forest department for wildlife clearance to translocate 18 coral colonies at Worli and Haji Ali, for fur... Read More


Coral patch being reclaimed at Haji Ali: Residents

Mumbai, Sept. 13 -- After residents complained against fresh reclamation towards one end of the Haji Ali coastline on Friday for the Coastal Road project, the Maharashtra forest department said it wil... Read More