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World Ocean Day: Two students and a naturalist to launch a book that turns beaches into learning spaces

The book reviewed by TNIE has about 24 innovative interactive activities like a fish market classroom, nature journaling at the beach, winds and cardinal directions and so on

Published on 8th June 2022
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Why this game can help you appreciate the beaches of Chennai a little more

Beach Bingo is a game for children to help them become more aware of the marine ecosystem. We speak to the team behind it

Published on 30th June 2021
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Online petition launched in Goa to protest against concrete wall built on Vainguinim Beach

The Vainguinim Beach is relatively off the mainstream tourist circuit and lies in close proximity to the Dona Paula jetty and is popular among locals as a day-picnic spot

Published on 22nd May 2021
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Aakash Ranison has set up three deathbeds using plastic waste drawn from the Ganga to remind us of our plastic woes

Climate change activist Aakash Ranison has set up deathbeds out of plastic obtained from River Ganga to create awareness among people. He had also created a marine cemetery on Kerala's Beypore beach

Published on 1st February 2021
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami unveils 'phoenix themed' memorial for Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach

Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam was also present at the event. All the ministers and other officials were seen wearing face masks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 27th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Mass beaching of short-finned pilot whales on Thoothukudi beach frightens all

In today's #TBT, we take you back to January 11, 2016 when over 80 short-finned pilot whales were found on the shores of Tuticorin frightening citizens and scientists alike. This is what ensued 

Published on 11th January 2021
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Want my book to reach to people who don't read poems: Arun Kumar on 'Mantram Beach' 

The book, published a decade later after his first book of poems "Plain Truths", explores observations of the unusual in the usual, he said

Published on 11th December 2020
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Cigarettes, food wrappers among most common ocean pollutants: Study

The analysis revealed that most common items on the ocean are fishing line, plastic, metal cans, plastic beverage bottles, glass bottles, food wrappers, rope, plastic bags and construction waste 

Published on 6th May 2020
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How this Loyola student went from popping balloons on the beach to becoming an award-winning shooter

Jeswin Joseph from Loyola College accidentally discovered his talent for target shooting during an evening out with his family. Now he is an award-winning marksman

Published on 14th January 2020
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This Kozhikode beach cemetry has tombstones made of plastic dedicated to endangered marine species

The installations in this marine cemetery are made out of single-use plastic bottles picked up from water bodies 

Published on 4th December 2019
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#ChennaiSeaSparkle: NCCR researchers are still trying to find why Chennai Beach turned blue

Although samples have been collected, more of it were felt needed to arrive at a firm conclusion, Pravakar Mishra, Scientist, NCCR, said

Published on 22nd August 2019
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This fisherman from Kasimedu, Chennai is going about the city cleaning beaches and extracting plastic from the ocean

Vinoth Kutta Maran tells us why we need to preserve our oceans and the dangers that await the environment and our natural balance if humankind chooses to ignore the warning signs

Published on 21st June 2019
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Guardians of the Coastline: How Pooja Kumar helps fisherfolk access the resources they need to fight for nature's rights

Pooja's team doesn't initiate campaigns but they help the fishing communities by providing them with enough support by collecting evidence, accessing information and giving them legal help

Published on 17th June 2019
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Marina Beach opens up for people with disabilities on Int'l Disability Day

The Chennai Corporation has started installing the temporary ramp and has assured that it will be ready by Sunday night

Published on 2nd December 2018
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Female teen footballer from Delhi drowns while posing for selfie at Australian beach 

The victim and her friends were there as part of the Pacific School games and were hit by a huge wave. Around 40 people- lifeguards and coaches- worked to rescue the surviving four girls

Published on 11th December 2017

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