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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: Rout to the roof of Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: Rout to the roof of Africa

Indilens Travel desk: Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340′) is Africa’s highest peak. Follow the less traveled Shira Route up the western slope, hiking eight days through the spectacular landscapes of five temperate zones. On this once-in-a-lifetime trek, take in extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles, […]

MoEF of India panel rejects clearance for Arcelor’s Saranda mine

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NEW DELHI: Steel giant ArcelorMittal India’s project to mine iron and manganese over 202.35 hectares of forest in the Sal forests of Saranda, Jharkhand, has been rejected a forest clearance by an expert panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The company had planned to feed the iron to its proposed 12 metric […]

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Global Warming Is Good for US:Trump meets with Princeton physicist

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NEW YORK CITY: Yes, Donald Trump met with Al Gore. But on Friday, according to the Trump transition team, the president-elect also met with William Happer, a Princeton professor of physics who has been a prominent voice in questioning whether we should be concerned about human-caused climate change. Physicist William Happer arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at […]

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First ‘clean coal’ plant is now operational in USA

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Texas(AP): The first large scale U.S. “clean coal” facility was declared operational Tuesday — by the large energy firm NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. Ductwork that takes the flue gas from the WA Parish Unit 8 stack and moves it to the carbon capture facility at the Petra Nova Plant […]

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State to count, map out bird species for better wildlife management

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NEW DELHI: For better wildlife management and conservation and to arrive at an estimate of various bird species in the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats landscape, the state forest department has launched an avifauna study in the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR). While revealing details of endemic birds, it will also disclose species which were not recorded […]

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Tips to control indoor air pollution and improve indoor air quality

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The pollution level in India is in ever increasing rate and in ever increasing complexity. This ever increasing rate of pollution has caused severe damage to our ecosystems as can be seen from the rising global warming. Also, the pollution enhances human diseases and the death rates of various animals and plants leading to an […]

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Dams close to glacial lakes in Himalayas under flood threat

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Of the 177 hydropower projects (HPP) located close to Himalayan glaciers over a fifth – including many in India – could be under threat from floods caused by the outbursts of glacial lakes, European researchers have warned. The researchers, from various universities, have charted out a new method for locating the minimum exposure that hydropower […]

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The helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction

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A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable “beak”, the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife. For decades poachers in Borneo’s western forests focused on capturing orangutans and sun bears, but in the past few years a surge in demand […]

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If you fight local pollution, you can effectively fight climate change: Erik Solheim

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In Mumbai to participate in a historic beach clean-up, UNEP chief Erik Solheim says he reposes ‘immense faith’ in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political will to aggressively push the climate agenda to the domestic audience. Speaking to The Hindu at his hotel room facing the Juhu beach, he says, “Nobody needs to send an army […]

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Planet-saving climate goal difficult to achieve, say experts

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The global target to prevent climate catastrophe, crafted at a landmark summit last year in Paris, will be very difficult, if not impossible, to hit, said some of world’s top scientists meeting this week in Oxford. The first-ever climate pact to enjoin all nations vows to cap global warming at “well below” two degrees Celsius […]

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