Carcass fumes resume at Razack Palya

Residents of Razack Palya are facing major health issues due to illegal burning of animal carcasses at bone-crushing factory. By Ishika Dangayach Bengaluru: Cattle-carcass-incineration at the bone-crushing factory in Razack Palya, near Yelahanka, is posing a threat to the environment and to nearby residents. The illegal incineration process resumed following the closure of the bone-crushing […]

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Bangalore lakes still waiting for revival

BBMP says condition of lakes will be better in the next three years and holds BWSSB responsible for disposal of sewage water in lakes. Shubhangi Mathur Despite the rejuvenation project started by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in 2017, the condition of lakes has not improved in Bangalore. BBMP officials say that the only reason […]

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Electronic city residents whine about stinking SWM plant

The residents of the Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to tolerate the stench that the Solid Waste Management plant at Chikkanagamangala emits. Continuous protest and complaints have failed to resolve the issue. Labani Mahanandy Residents of Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to live due to the foul smell emitted by the Solid Waste […]

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Embrace the eco-friendly way of industrialization: Experts

Industries cannot go on openly disregarding repercussions to the environment, they say. By Niket Nishant Hungry and deprived beings, squeezed in among concrete giants and groveling in filth, with no clean air to breathe.  This could soon be the fate of the human race, if engineering, architecture and designing continue to be done with little […]

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It’s raining butterflies in Bangalore

Bengaluru has witnessed an upsurge in the number of migratory butterflies. By Kurian Joe The number of migratory butterflies has gone upto 4000 this year as compared to 1000-2500 in 2018, says  Mr. Lokhna Agri, entomologist at Bannerghatta National Butterfly Park. “The butterflies generally arrive in the early monsoon period. This year we have noticed […]

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Banned plastic water-bottles seen in government events

Government bodies fail to adopt the new change on the water bottles Apoorva GS Despite the warnings issued by  the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deter the use of single-use plastic, plastic water bottles can be seen in the press meets and BBMP events. BBMP implemented the ban on single-use plastic in August 2019. […]

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After a year’s wait, Sandalwoods about to be micro-chipped

The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) sets to embed microchips in Sandalwood trees; link it to your smartphone, and save your tree. By Sanchari Ghatak In an attempt to combat the smuggling of Sandalwood and Red Sanders, Dehradun based Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), along with its nine research institutes and five […]

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