Mumbai, July 31 After successfully encouraging eco-friendly idol immersion during Ganeshotsav for two years, Chembur's Pestom Sagar residents have taken their campaign a step further this year.

the mix of salt and freshwater at Everglades in Florida, us, makes it the only place on earth where alligators and crocodiles co-exist. It has a massive network of lakes, creeks, swamps and rivers

NEW DELHI: Water conservation activists on Tuesday sought establishment of a separate environment protection authority with powers to monitor and implement water pollution laws in the country. The activists were addressing the ongoing three-day "River Revival' meeting at Bal Bhawan here.

Complaining that the rivers and water bodies in the country were being destroyed and degraded, the activists said the Centre should be made a statutory body to monitor the situation.

Times have changed since stretches of the River Thames were declared "biologically dead" in the 1950s. A colony of seahorses was revealed to have made the London waterway its home this week, joining more than 100 species of fish, dolphins, seals, porpoises and the occasional whale spotted in the murky waters in recent years.

Seahorses Found In Cleaner Thames UK: April 8, 2008 LONDON - Marine biologists believe seahorses could be breeding in the Thames as the river becomes cleaner. About five short-snouted seahorses, (Hippocampus hippocampus) have been spotted during routine conservation surveys, leading scientists to think they have probably established a resident population. The news has been kept secret until now because the seahorse has not been protected. But from Monday, the marine creature and its environment will have protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.

The discovery of a colony of short-snouted seahorses (Hippocampus hippocampus) living in the Thames means that the London river is becoming cleaner, conservationists said today. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have discovered five seahorses during routine conservation surveys in the Thames estuary in the past 18 months, evidence which they say indicates that a breeding population exists.

Paulson Urges China To Scrap Pollution Tariffs CHINA: April 4, 2008 BEIJING - China should drop the barriers it maintains against foreign-made anti-pollution equipment as a means of quickly cleaning up its dirty air and water, US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday. In prepared remarks for delivery to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in which he praised the value of a "strategic economic dialogue" between the two countries, Paulson also welcomed China's action in letting the yuan rise in value.

Looking into the problem of NPS (Non-point sources) water pollution generated from agricultural activities, pollution prevention and pollution reduction initiatives, known as management measures are important. Use of the watershed approach is necessary to address water quality problems caused by NPS pollution. The watershed approach looks not only at a water body but also the entire area that drains into it.

China has toughened punishment for heads of companies that foul its scarce water resources. Under the amended Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law, which will take effect on June 1,

Most firms that process rubber in Sri Lanka do not comply with national water pollution control standards. This study seeks to estimate a pollution tax that could motivate firms to meet these
standards. The authors use data from 62 rubber producing firms in Sri Lanka over three years to estimate a marginal cost function for pollution abatement. They then estimate the taxes that would