Follow Us:
Friday, December 06, 2019

Sanjana Bhalerao


Arabian Sea saw highest-ever cyclonic disturbances in 2019
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), sea surface temperatures (SST), or simply, the temperature of seawater recorded at the surface, was higher than normal over the Arabian Sea since October, towards the culmination of the southwest monsoon season.

Mumbai: No sign of winter yet, IMD forecasts thundershowers
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

In Mumbai, warm atmospheric conditions will keep day temperatures over the 33 degrees Celsius, whereas minimum temperatures are unlikely to drop below 20 degrees Celsius.

India fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases: UN report
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

The top four emitters (China, USA, EU and India) contribute to over 55 per cent of the total emissions over the last decade, excluding emissions from land-use change such as deforestation, the report states.

Maha govt appoints BNHS to study status of migratory birds at six wetland
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Under the project, the BNHS will prepare action plans for six sites — Jayakwadi in Paithan, Gangapur and Nandur Madhyameshwar in Nashik, Hatnur in Jalgaon, Ujni in Solapur, and Visapur in Ahmednagar.

Maharashtra home to highest flamingo population: BNHS survey
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

BNHS had shortlisted 113 sites across India, where flamingos are found, with 10 of them being in Maharashtra.

MoEFCC gives approval for study by BNHS to develop portal of 3D profiles of migratory birds
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The 3D profiles of these birds will be able to show their movement, obstructions, plains, wetlands among others.

Maharashtra: Fishermen say average fish catch in last 3 months missed, seek compensation
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Fishermen have claimed they could not manage average fish catch in the last three months as cyclonic disturbances over the Arabian Sea and post-monsoon showers had reduced the number of fishing days.

With no rain over last week, Mumbai sees gradual rise in pollution
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Of the 10 areas in the city where SAFAR monitors AQI, BKC recorded the worst AQI at 220 (poor), followed by Andheri at 140 (moderate), and Chembur at 124 (moderate).

Maharashtra to get UN-backed fund to combat climate change in coastal areas
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The fund comes at a time when a study published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), confirmed coastal habitats are at critical risk with increased probability of cyclones in the Arabian Sea.

At 109.3 mm, Mumbai records all time high November rainfall
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

The IMD had forecast rainfall over Palghar and Thane on Friday, due to Cyclone Maha, and thundershowers on Saturday.

Approach Centre to develop 51 acres abutting Aarey: Forest dept tells Mumbai’s Film City
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

The Film City plans a complete revamp of facilities, including a film museum, amusement park, studios, production resources and hotels among others.

Destruction of Aarey, Mumbai’s last green lungs, started 70 years ago
Thu, Oct 24, 2019

When the upcoming car shed, a proposed zoo, and Metro Bhavan — for which the bhumi pujan was performed by PM Modi last month — are completed, 77 per cent of land in Aarey or 2,470 acres will be developed.

Mumbai: Rain likely in city, adjoining areas today
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

A low pressure area over Lakshadweep in the east-central Arabian Sea is causing widespread rain over Maharashtra.

How tribal residents of Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony built a cuisine around what the forest provides
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

On the slopes near Devicha Pada, a hamlet named after the temple of a local goddess, grows a vine of karande, an aerial yam which is native to the region.

Tracking campaigning on WhatsApp groups poses challenge for SEC
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Under the voluntary code of ethics or election rules, permission from SEC’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) is mandatory for any political advertisements. The committees are set up at the district and state level.

Maharashtra govt gives financial nod for ‘international-standard’ zoo
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The BMC will soon appoint a project management consultant and prepare a comprehensive master plan for the zoo, which will be executed from its own resources. However, the net revenues will be shared by the civic body and the forest department.

Mumbai: ‘Betrayed’ Aarey tribals say govt will pay for hacking trees, ready with questions for candidates
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

After the feeling of trees, the fear of being evicted is looming over them as now, the state government plans to shift them to buildings under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme (SRA).

Trees should be considered from Day Zero of project planning stage, not construction stage: Vaibhav Raje
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

Vaibhav Raje, the only arborist in the city with a qualification from the International Society of Arboriculture in the US, and on contract with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) till August this year, tells The Indian Express that development projects should incorporate as many high-value trees as possible within the site from the design stage

Aarey: 2,134 trees cut since Friday night
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

MMRCL deployed a team of 70 men for clearing the area demarcated for the car shed of 2,646 trees. The MMRCL will fell 2,185 trees and transplant 461 others for the project.

Maharashtra elections: Congress fields journalist whose testimony nailed Sena in ’93 riots
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

“I was approached by the BJP in 2014 with a ticket offer. I denied. I had decided to contest the election six months back and chose Congress because it goes with my ideology of secularism. If one believes in human rights and democracy, Congress is their only option,” said Mohite.