Illegal Lizards Penises, Other Body Parts For Sale

The Forest Department of Karnataka has caught some 50 sellers illegally trading wildlife parts in the last four months. By Manasi Pawar Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The sellers have opted to use digital selling platforms like OLX, Alibaba, Quickr, and eBay to illegally sell wildlife parts. According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered […]

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Farmers cultivate Nilgiri trees despite a ban

Farmers in Karnataka still cultivate Nilgiri trees despite Karnataka State Forest department imposed a ban on its cultivation. Bangalore, April 9, 2019: Karnataka State Forest department banned plantation and cultivation of Nilgiri trees in the year 2011 stating it affects the ground water levels. But still there are farmers who cultivate these Nilgiri trees. “I […]

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Smoking Contributes To Air Pollution

If you smoke a cigarette in a public place, you add to air pollution, experts say. “Cigarette smoke has toxic elements including carcinogens and globally classified air pollutants like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde that harm the environment,” Nagappa B, a senior scientific officer at the Karnataka State Pollution […]

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Agricultural encroachment a major threat to K’taka forests

A CAG report shows a net increase of 29 per cent in the encroached forest land. Karnataka is a land of contrasts. And a Comptroller and Auditor General report proves it. Despite boasting of the second highest growth in forest cover in all states of the country in the latest India State of Forest Report, the state forests are also facing increased encroachment activities. […]

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Blame our lifestyle too for disappearance of the sparrow

Blame our lifestyle too for sparrow’s disappearance   Plastic, paint smell, lack of ventilation driving them away Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The house sparrow, the bird that was part of people’s lives, is disappearing. While environmental degradation, and electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunications networks, are widely blamed, another reason for the bird’s disappearance is people’s […]

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Lack of Awareness Hampers E-Waste Management in the City

Bangalore, April 10, 2018: With a huge number of industries and IT companies, Bengaluru generates a large quanity of electronic waste; it is a major chunk of the waste generated in Bengaluru. E-waste refers to discarded electronic devices such as computers, mobiles, printers, television sets, etc. However, e-waste management in the city has several flaws. Disposal […]

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