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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


New freshwater fish found in Maha's western ghats

Mumbai, Oct. 17 -- Researchers have discovered a new sub-species of the Schistura - a freshwater loach - from the Hiranyakeshi river in the Sahyadri (western ghats) at Sindhudurg. The Schistura are ti... Read More


'656 forest officers assaulted in 10 years'

Mumbai, Oct. 17 -- Citing an alarming increase in the frequency and ferocity of assaults on forest officers, particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, a member of the Maharashtra Sta... Read More


Withdrawal of monsoon likely delayed further

Mumbai, Oct. 17 -- The southwest monsoon withdrawal from Mumbai and Maharashtra is likely to be delayed by at least another week, declared the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, terming ... Read More


Maharashtra wildlife board member moves SC, says 656 forest officers assaulted over 10 years

India, Oct. 16 -- Citing an alarming increase in the frequency and ferocity of assaults on forest officers particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, a member of the Maharashtra State... Read More


Excavator machine spotted; birders and fisherfolk told to stay away from Panje

Mumbai, Oct. 16 -- Fresh trouble is brewing at the Panje area in Navi Mumbai's Uran, where birders and fisherfolk who have identified several environmental violations in the past, have been told to re... Read More


City records decade's highest 24-hr Oct rain

Mumbai, Oct. 16 -- After intense overnight thunderstorms with gusty winds and continuous rain on Wednesday and Thursday, Mumbai recorded the highest 24-hour October rainfall in 10 years. Due to interm... Read More