AUSSIE MOSQUITO EXPERIMENT HELPS WIPE OUT DEADLY MOSQUITOES

AGENCIES|SYDNEY A three-month trial which successfully wiped out 80 percent of a particularly dangerous mosquito population in Australia has created quite a buzz, with scientists now believing the experiment could hold the key to combating a number of deadly diseases. “The invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito is one of the world’s most dangerous pests, capable of spreading devastating diseases like dengue, Zika…

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SCIENTISTS FROM AMERICA’S NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)TO ARRIVE IN GOA NEXT WEEK

PANAJI A team of 20 scientists from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be landing in Goa next week to hold a meeting with India’s leading ocean, atmosphere, and fisheries scientists to review their collaboration in this field and decide on the future course of action. According to sources, scientists from India and the US have teamed up to…

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PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAMME LAUNCHED BY MINISTER FRANCIS D’SOUZA

Panaji   Goa Minister for Urban Development Francis D’Souza on Friday launched a plastic waste recycling programme in Goa that aims to collect, process and recycle used plastic. An estimated 4-5 tonne of plastic is likely to be collected every day through the project. The collected plastic will be converted into products like T-shirts, fabric, backpacks etc and the hard to recycle low-end plastics like carry-bags, laminates…

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OUR RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS LIMITED BY OUR CULTURAL CONDITIONING

SUUHAS TENDDULKAR     There seems to be conclusive scientific evidence that for the first time in evolutionary history, humankind may be the causative factor in the sixth round of extinction, now underway. It is quite clear that there is a great need for concerted action by society and the individuals. However, the capacity of societies and individuals to act in concert…

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GOA: GOA HOSTS ‘BHIRMUT’- DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

By Our Chief Reporter   PANAJI (GOA): A unique and first of its kind photography competition titled “Bhirmut: Dragonfly Photography Competition” highlighting the lesser known insect Odonates, that include dragonflies and damselflies was organized by Goa based organization Foundation for Environment Research and Conservation in association with Voluntary Health Association of Goa, WWF- India (Goa office)and supported by Go Green Foundation, Pune….

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GOA: FEEL LESS SAD! MORE MICROPLASTIC IN MAH AND KAR COMPARED TO GOA

By Our Chief Reporter   Panaji (Goa) The microplastics, which are one of the carrier of the pollution to the marine environment, are found more  on the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra compared to that of Goa, the ocean researchers have revealed. The paper detailing the research on microplastics on the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and…

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GOA: NO SHARING OF MHADEI WATER WITH K’TAKA: EX AND PRESENT MLAS SPEAK IN ONE VOICE

  Panaji (Goa): Amidst controversy over the distribution of Mhadei river water, the past and present legislators have come together demanding that Goa government should not bend down to Karnataka’s “request  to utilise 7.56TMC of water from the Mhadei for drinking purposes in the drought-prone areas of north Karnataka.” President of Mahadayi Bachao Abhiyan and ex-minister Nirmala Sawant has opposed sharing…

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GOA: SWPL ASKED TO SUSPEND COAL HANDLING AT MPT IMMEDIATELY

Panaji (Goa): Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) today suspended the coal handling facilities of M/s. South West Port Ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) with immediate effect. The Board in its meeting held today revoked revoked the Consent to Operate granted to SWPL for being involved in excess coal handling. SWPL has however been granted 15 days period…

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GOA: NO ISSUE OF BERTH EXPANSION; COAL EXPANSION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED- PARRIKAR

Panaji (Goa): In a kind of support to the proposed berth terminal expansion plan by South west port ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that government opposition is to coal expansion and not to the berth enhancement. “The plan is of berth expansion. It is cargo handling expansion plan. We are opposing coal…

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GOA: VILLAGERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF GOA CARBON LIMITED

Panaji (Goa) The villagers of San Jose de Areal has called on State government demanding immediate closure of Goa Carbon Limited (GCL) unit that has led to major environmental and health hazard in their village. Social Justice Forum (SJF) in a press statement issued today has said that the manufacture of calcined petroleum coke at the Goa Carbon Limited’s factory…

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