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Mumbai gets India's first 'walk-through' aviary
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the country's first and biggest 'walk-through' aviary at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, as part of the Republic Day festivities, here on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Fuel efficient tech may threaten climate, public health
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, a new study suggests.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
FAO's geo-spatial monitoring to get boost with Japan's help
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will scale up its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to a new cooperation accord with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Three men transporting a tiger skin arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Three persons were arrested near the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here on Thursday and a tiger skin seized from them, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka cricket body fined Rs 50,000 for using plastic cups
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) levied a penalty of Rs 50,000 on Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for using single use plastic cups during the recent India-Australia one day international match.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Climate change-induced risks biggest threat: WEF
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) For the first time in the 15 years of the Global Risks Report, the climate change and environment risk has occupied all the top five slots.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bengal farmer killed in elephant attack
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A middle aged farmer was killed in elephant attack in West Bengal's West Midnapore district early on Sunday, officials said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Bollywood celebs wish PETA 'Happy 20th'
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Several Bollywood celebrities including John Abraham, Sunny Leone, Kartik Aaryan, Rajkummar Rao, Sidharth Malhotra, Madhuri Dixit and Suniel Shetty wished People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on the organisation's 20th anniversary.
2020-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
5.3 magnitude quake hits Ladakh
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday, an official said.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tortoise who saved his species set to return to Galapagos
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) At a time when many humans are striving towards saving the flora and fauna on the planet, 100-year-old Diego too has chipped in to contribute to this noble cause. The giant tortoise has used his legendary libido to help scientists save his species from the verge of extinction, and is now all set to return to the wild on the Galapagos Islands, BBC reported.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NASA satellite reveals more plants are growing around Everest
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that plant life is growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
BioD Energy sells over 10 mn litres of biodiesel in 2019
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Biodiesel maker BioD Energy on Friday said it has sold over 10 million litres of biodiesel within the first year of its plant operations.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CJI calls for curbing felling of heritage trees
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Thursday said the importance of heritage trees is invaluable, as we do not take into consideration the oxygen the tree has produced throughout its lifecycle.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Four tigers found dead in Goa sanctuary, two farmers held (2nd Lead)
Panaji, Jan 8 (IANS) Goa Forest Department officials on Wednesday found three more carcasses of tigers believed to have died of poisoning in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in North Goa, taking the toll of dead tigers found in the area to four.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet okays India-Sweden MoU on cooperation in polar science
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the agreement on cooperation in polar science between India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Sweden's Ministry of Education and Research.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Rain lashes Punjab, Haryana as temperatures rise
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Several parts of Punjab and Haryana experienced rain with the minimum temperatures staying four-five degrees above normal on Tuesday, the weather bureau said. There are chances of dense fog from January 9 onwards.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa tiger death because of poisoning: CMO
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) A four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger who was found dead in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday, could have died on account of poisoning, the Goa Chief Minister's Office tweeted on Monday.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal twice hit by light quakes in Lahaul-Spiti
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was twice hit by light intensity quakes in less than 12 hours, an official said on Friday. There was no loss of life.
2020-01-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Iran
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Iran's Khorasan Razavi province on Thursday, according to the Iranian Seismological Centre.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife
Palau, first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream
Ngerulmud, Jan 1 (IANS) The Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life.
2020-01-01
Category: India, New Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi records 11 number of cold days, highest since 1997
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Breaking another record in the cold wave spell, Delhi has recorded 11 number of cold days, the highest in the last 22 years since 1997.
2019-12-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan cold: Sikar shivers at 0 degrees
Jaipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Rajasthan shivered on Thursday morning with the temperature in Sikar at 0.0 degree Celsius, Mount Abu recorded 1.0 degree, Pilani was at 0.5 degree, Churu at 1.3 degrees while Jaipur chilled at 5.8 degrees, said IMD Director Shiv Ganesh.
2019-12-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Freezing cold in Punjab, Haryana; Narnaul coldest at 2.5
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Cold wave with dense fog continued in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, and Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest in the region with a low of 2.5 degrees Celsius.
2019-12-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
No white Christmas in Shimla this year too!
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) There will be no "white" Christmas in Shimla and elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh this time too. A mellow sunshine will greet you throughout the day at most of the tourist destinations with the weather bureau on Tuesday predicting open skies in the state.
2019-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Dense fog, dipping mercury in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Dense fog with extreme cold continued to engulf many parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, weather officials said.
2019-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
At 41 degrees C, Australia records hottest day in six years
Canberra, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia on Tuesday sizzled at 40.9 degrees Celsius, its hottest day in the last six years.
2019-12-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Snow in Beijing disrupts traffic, flights cancelled
Beijing, Dec 16 (IANS) Vehicular traffic was disrupted and flights have been cancelled as moderate snow hit the Chinese capital of Beijing on Monday, according to authorities.
2019-12-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
6.9-magnitude quake rattles Philippines
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Overnight rains fail to lower Delhi pollution levels
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The pollution level did not lower in Delhi and NCR despite heavy rains throughout Thursday evening. Air quality levels remained in the 'severe' category at 9 a.m. on Friday as AQI levels touched the 407 mark as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir blocks highways
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley woke up to a white carpet of snow on Friday as it received the third snowfall this season, causing blockade of highways and affecting commuting for the locals.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manali gets season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spot Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snow. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow cover, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Greenland ice melt puts 400mn people at risk of flooding by 2100
London, Dec 11 (IANS) About 400 million are likely to be affected by coastal flooding by the end of the century if Greenland ice melt continues at its current rate, scientists have warned.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
India to showcase achievements at UN climate summit
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) India will highlight its achievements in climate action during the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) negotiations in the Spanish capital on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
11 killed as typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines
Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands were evacuated as typhoon Kammuri pounded large parts of Philippines, bringing heavy rains and high velocity winds and damaging a number of properties, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Half of world joins coalition for climate action
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership on Wednesday announced that its membership has reached a major milestone.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Russian fuel supply for Indian BW reactors
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation fuel has said that it has completed the supply of 50 tons of uranium fuel pellets for India's boiling water reactors (BWR).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines
Manila, Dec 3 (IANS) Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rainfall that has forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at the Manila airport and the evacuation of thousands of people.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Australia witnesses driest spring season in 120 years
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia has witnessed its driest spring season in 120 years of recorded history, the country's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) revealed on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
UN climate talks to kick off in Madrid on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) As greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow, diplomats and officials from nearly 200 countries, including India, will gather in the Spanish capital Madrid for two weeks from Monday for the UN climate summit to thrash out how best to tackle the climate crisis.
2019-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC defers lifting construction ban in capital, except for Pragati Maidan
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has slammed the authorities for failing to curb air pollution, especially in Delhi where the air quality index has been consistently poor or in the severe range post Diwali. The apex court though made an exception when it came to construction activity for the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at the Pragati Maidan, where the Trade Fair draws huge crowds.
2019-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon fires may enhance glacier melting: Study
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia (the Brazilian, Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon) may increase the melting of tropical glaciers in the Andes, South America.
2019-11-29
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
Japan's 2018 greenhouse emissions lowest in two decades
Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japan in 2018 recorded its lowest greenhouse gas emissions in two decades thanks to a warm winter and increased generation of nuclear power, according to data released on Friday.
2019-11-29
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Levis's to reduce greenhouse emissions by 90%
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANSlife) How does a clothing giant like Levi's tackle the questions of sustainable fashion that the textile industry is getting fraught with?
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Rain improves Delhi AQI, winter chill soon
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Scattered rain and thundershowers in and around Delhi have dispersed the pollutants bringing the air quality index (AQI) to moderate levels of 121 on Thursday morning and the rains are also bringing down the minimum temperature paving the way for winter chill to set in.
2019-11-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Animals could help humans monitor oceans: Study
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags, a new study suggests.
2019-11-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Naphtha to be unloaded in 20-22 days: Goa CM
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly 2,500 tonnes of naphtha loaded in a stricken tanker, which ran aground off Panaji coast last month will be unloaded within "20 to 22 days" Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said here on Tuesday.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
440-MW of Nuclear power plants in TN, Karnataka soon
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) A total of 440-megawatt (MW) of Nuclear Power generation is expected to begin in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka between November 27 and December 1 this year, as per Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).
2019-11-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Etawah Lion Safari to open without Lion segment
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav's dream project -- Etawah Lion Safari -- will finally be opened for public on November 24. However, the lion segment will not be opened for public as it does not meet the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) norms yet.
2019-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sena protests against Mumbai Metro, builders on pollution
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Returning to its aggressive style, the Shiv Sena South Mumbai wing protested against the MMRDA and some private builders for air and noise pollution and huge traffic snarls in south Mumbai's congested Thakurdwar region, party leaders said.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics