Urbanisation making wildlife homeless

Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018 : Man-animal conflict is becoming a grave issue as animals are continuously moving out of their habitats to the cities, hunting for prey. In 2018, Karnataka has had instances of 143 leopards entering the cities. Extreme urbanisation, poaching and even farming in wildlife zones are big threats to wildlife. According to […]

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Lake Could Lose its Groundwater Reserve

Even after heavy rainfall and investment going into restoring it. Bengaluru, Oct. 9, 2018: Hoskere Lake near Gandhinagar, Kengeri Satellite Town has been dry for 10 years, even after a large amount of money was spent in restoring it to its former glory. Tulsi, a resident of Hakipiki Colony near the lake, said, “The lake […]

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Coffee Plantations in Threat

Introduction of silver oak in coffee plantation in Western Ghats may be a threat, predict scientists. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: For many years the coffee planters in Western Ghats near Bengaluru have planted exotic silver oak (Grevillea robusta) whose pole-like trunk is used as a support for the coffee plants, to help boost incomes. People […]

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No Toilets in Bengaluru Households

Almost 3,000 households in Bengaluru do not have toilets Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: A recent survey by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Department of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) reveals that 2,798 households in the city of Bengaluru do not have sanitation facilities. The survey was conducted to enlist the number of households that have […]

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Pending Complaints on the Rise at BESCOM

Over 2,000 complaints per day are unanswered, staff and servers helpless. A Management Information System (MIS) report published online by the officials of the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) states that out of 16,876 calls received on September 24 and 25, only 11,388 complaints were registered, and out of these, only 9115 complaints were […]

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Despite Government’s ban on Carbide, it’s Still Available

Despite being a hazardous chemical, the ripening of fruits is still practiced with calcium carbide by fruit sellers. It is banned in India, as well as in several other countries. “Consumption of fruits which are ripened using calcium carbide is highly dangerous to human body; carbide is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agent and contains trace elements […]

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Inspection for Solar Rooftop Generation Units Conducted

Units that are capable of producing electricity above 1 MW through rooftop solar panels operating through photovoltaic cells were subjected to inspection According to the notice issued by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), an electricity inspector carried out an overall inspection of all generation units on rooftops that produce solar energy in Bangalore. […]

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