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GPS-aided cameras to keep track of Gir lions (August Week #2(2015))
AHMEDABAD: The state forest department is getting ready to install GPS-aided 'camera traps' — a network of remotely operated system with motion and infrared sensors — in the Gir sanctuary. This will allow paperless monitoring of wildlife, especially lions,
and for conducting habitat studies.

A senior forest department officer said the department plans to install around 250 cameras. The entire network is expected to be ready for use by October this year

MCG should shun landfills to prevent dumping of waste (August Week #2(2015))
GURGAON: As Gurgaon expands, so does its population. And more people means more generation of waste.

Recently, the MCG identified a 92-acre site in the Aravalis as a prospective landfill site to dispose the city's waste. However, waste reaching a landfill site is not segregated, and, therefore, not treated. This mixed waste pollutes the ground and the

'Massive' awareness campaign in offing to check air pollution (August Week #2(2015))
NEW DELHI: The Government today said it will soon launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, and asserted that it has adopted a "consultative and cooperative" approach with the states to deal with the menace in and around

Bengaluru chokes on dirty air (August Week #2(2015))
Bengaluru is a city in which it's hard to breathe. Yet, the pollution control board has only 13 monitors across the 700-odd sqkm of the city. The fact that 10 of these 13 monitors have recorded respirable suspended particulate matter in excess of the permitted
levels is testimony to the fact the city needs to measure and control air pollution more effectively .

SAIL's IISCO steel plant takes first steps to make green steel (Issue of the week, November Week #5 (2014))
The casting of the first lot of 100 tonnes of billets as part of the trial runs at the soon-to-be-commissioned IISCO steel plant in Burnpur last week, marked the first instance of a unit under Steel Authority of India using Electro-Static Precipitator
(ESP) facility to make environment friendly steel.

This follows the successful hot trial of second Convertor with ESP facility at BOF Shop by the SAIL chairman C S Verma on November 20. 


Let’s go down the ecotourism path (November Week #5 (2014))
Sustainable tourism is not just essential for survival, it is also an effective driver of growth. Worldwide, ‘natural capital’ has emerged as an important topic of action and debate.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report reiterates that natural resources depletion and changing climate patterns can put a question mark on the survival of the human race, if natural resources are consumed at the current rate. Therefore,
maintaining and preserving natural capital is essential for humanity’s survival. 


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