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Experts from the industry have attributed favourable conditions for startups in Pune and Mumbai as one of the reasons for the state being ranked number one in the country in terms of registration of startups.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative))

Ecosystem in Pune, Mumbai most favourable for start-ups, say experts

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Under the government of India’s ‘Startup India’ initiative, a total of 19,351 startups have been recognised so far out of which Maharashtra ranks first with 3,661 startups, which is followed by Karnataka with 2,847 and Delhi with 2,552. 
The water rail bird comes to Basai every winter.(Photo Credit: Abhishek Gulshan)
The water rail bird comes to Basai every winter.(Photo Credit: Abhishek Gulshan)

Government must save Basai ‘wetland’ to keep Gurugram liveable, save ecosystem

By Prerna Singh Bindra
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Twelve years ago Basai had fields, pastures, pockets of scrub forests, six ponds and 260ha wetland. Today, this home to 20,000 birds has been ‘plotted’ and the MCG has started building a waste processing plant
The few trees seen in East Kidwai Nagar were withered with mounds of construction waste at their foot.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The few trees seen in East Kidwai Nagar were withered with mounds of construction waste at their foot.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

At Delhi’s East Kidwai Nagar, ‘ornamental’ trees replace years-old ecosystem

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 06:57 PM IST
The housing project at East Kidwai Nagar will offer 4,608 units for central government employees against the 2,444 houses that previously existed here. It will also include office and commercial spaces.
HT found that large tracts of mangroves had dried up near Hovercraft jetty, fourth container terminal at JNPT, where Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Private Limited (BMCTPL) is located, and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay high court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavhan village.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT)
HT found that large tracts of mangroves had dried up near Hovercraft jetty, fourth container terminal at JNPT, where Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Private Limited (BMCTPL) is located, and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay high court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavhan village.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT)

Mangroves near Mumbai are being destroyed methodically through debris dumping

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:07 AM IST
HT visited six locations in the area where mangroves have been destroyed or wetlands reclaimed. The results are worrying.
No country is more affected by China’s assault on the Himalayan ecosystems than India. Yet India’s silence is conspicuous.(AP File Photo)
No country is more affected by China’s assault on the Himalayan ecosystems than India. Yet India’s silence is conspicuous.(AP File Photo)

China’s actions threaten the fragile Himalayan ecosystems, India must speak up before it’s too late

By Brahma Chellaney
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 08:02 AM IST
No country is more affected by China’s assault on the Himalayan ecosystems than India. Yet India’s silence is conspicuous. India, perennially mired in petty domestic politics, must speak up on China’s environmental onslaught before it is too late
Degradation, desertification and drought erode the quality of land and adversely impact productivity, biodiversity and water availability.(File Photo)
Degradation, desertification and drought erode the quality of land and adversely impact productivity, biodiversity and water availability.(File Photo)

20 mn tonnes of potential food production hit by land degradation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:51 PM IST
According to a ministry-sponsored report, the total cost of land degradation, desertification and drought was 2.54% of India’s GDP in 2014-15.
From 1925 to 2016, the number of annual marine heatwave days globally jumped by 54%, with a noticeable acceleration over the last three decades.(Shutterstock)
From 1925 to 2016, the number of annual marine heatwave days globally jumped by 54%, with a noticeable acceleration over the last three decades.(Shutterstock)

Devastating ocean heatwaves on the rise, says study

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 11:00 PM IST
The heatwaves are linked to an overall rise in average sea surface temperatures consistent with climate change effects.
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