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Govt has Maha plan to conserve migratory birds, their habitats

Lonavala, Nov. 22 -- The Maharashtra government on Thursday proposed an action plan for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats within the state along the Central Asian Flyway (CAF). C... Read More


Mumbai's air quality turns 'poor' for first time this season

Mumbai, Nov. 22 -- The Air Quality Index (AQI) for the city entered the 'poor' category on Thursday - a first for this season. AQI, the pollution measuring indicator recorded at 10 stations in Mumbai,... Read More


Nashik wetland may become the state's first Ramsar site

LONAVALA, Nov. 22 -- n a boost to wetland protection, Maharashtra may get its first Ramsar site - 800-hectare Nandur Madhyameshwar in Nephad tehsil, Nashik - by next month. Another 366-hectare wetland... Read More


Govt appoints BNHS to study migratory birds in six wetlands

Lonavala, Nov. 21 -- The Maharashtra government has appointed the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) to study migratory birds and their habitats across six wetland sites in the state over the next ... Read More


'60mn MT: Annual demand for sand in cities'

Lonavala, Nov. 21 -- A study by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has estimated that the annual demand for sand in urban India is 60 million metric tonnes. To put the amount in perspec... Read More


BNHS study ranks Maharashtra number one in flamingo count

LONAVALA, Nov. 20 -- Maharashtra has nearly three-fourths of the country's flamingo population, found a study conducted from February 23-24. The data, which was shared with the Bombay Natural History ... Read More


At 21.4degC, Mumbai feels nip in the air

Mumbai, Nov. 20 -- Night temperatures in the city dropped to 21.4 degrees Celsius, with the weather bureau forecasting a further dip in mercury as winter sets in. The Santacruz weather station record... Read More


3-D maps for migratory bird pathways soon

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- The Union environment ministry has approved a three-year study called the 'Bird Sensitivity Mapping Tool' to chart the pathways of migratory birds under the Central Asian Flyway (CA... Read More


Contractor pays Rs.1L fine for destroying Uran mangroves

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- A state-appointed contractor has paid a penalty of Rs.1 lakh to the forest department to ensure 4.5 hectares (ha) of mangroves in Uran, which were destroyed owing to construction ac... Read More


Contractor pays Rs.1L fine for destroying Uran mangroves

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- A state-appointed contractor has paid a penalty of Rs.1 lakh to the forest department to ensure 4.5 hectares (ha) of mangroves in Uran, which were destroyed owing to construction ac... Read More