The Goa govern ment has asked its pollution control board to find out the source of the tar balls phenomenon on the state beach es.

The pre-monsoon churning of currents on the high seas throws up sticky and oily tar balls, which turn people away from Goa’s pristine beaches annually.

Two Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) field officers were sent on Wednesday to collect samples of tar balls that were found by joggers on vast stretches of Juhu beach on Tuesday morning.

PANJIM: In a blow to the Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s warped plans to develop the Vagator beach and amidst protest from locals, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned all constructio

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Octavia Albuquerque & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 13/05/2014 regarding filling of major part of a creek in Mangalore. A committe will be constituted which shall conduct inspection of the site and submit a comprehensive report in all respects. The Report should indicate past and present status of the creek and whether the creek or any part thereof has been filled by any process.

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Karnataka’s refurbished five-year tourism policy, due to go in for Cabinet approval in June, plans to put the horse before the cart and address issues of infrastructure, manpower and safety first.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Octavia Albuquerque & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 09/05/2014 regarding filling of major part of the creek as well as some part of the River Gurupur, Mangalore for the purposes of establishing the Fishery Harbour and Processing Unit at the site in question.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Mrs. Marie Christine Perdriau & Anr Vs GCZMA & Ors dated 08/05/2014 regarding the annual Sun-burn festival held in the month of December in Goa. NGT has directed the State Govt of Goa to place on record the observations of the Committee constituted to oversee the monitoring of the festival on the measures to control noise pollution, air pollution effects of lights on aqua-culture and care taken in respect of monitoring of sand level/ sand dune.

 

Beach tourism of 51 countries would be critically affected and temperature may increase by 4.8 degree Celsius by 2100 if no measures are taken to curb global warming, said Dr Kuldeep Dhindasa, a re

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