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80% Indian bird species population on decline
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the 867 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past five years, according to a report to which over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country contributed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Extreme weather events can bring next recession
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Extreme weather could bring next recession, say researchers, adding that despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tigress found dead in Jharkhand's Betla park
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) A tigress was found dead at Betla National Park in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Sunday, forest officials said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger heart attacks
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Quake jolts Manipur, areas bordering Myanmar
Imphal, Feb 14 (IANS) A 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur and areas bordering Myanmar on Friday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Quake jolts Manipur, areas bordering Myanmar
Imphal, Feb 14 (IANS) A 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur and areas bordering Myanmar on Friday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Quake jolts Manipur, areas bordering Myanmar
Imphal, Feb 14 (IANS) A 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur and areas bordering Myanmar on Friday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Clear skies, change of winds brings warmth to NCR
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) With clear skies and change of wind direction, the National Capital Region (NCR) has now officially moved past the winter.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Agro-research must help small farmers: Naidu
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged the country's scientific community to focus upon improving the productivity of small and marginal farmers.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
DRI seizes 13 kg of elephant tusk, one nabbed
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized almost 13 kilogram of elephant tusk from a train in New Jalpaiguri railway station of northern West Bengal and arrested one person, an official said on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Snowfall expected in hills, day temp to rise in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted fresh snowfall in the hilly regions of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in the next two days.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Insect extinctions happening every day: Scientists
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Factors such as climate change, habitat loss, overexploitation and extinction of dependent species and pollution, including harmful agricultural practices, all variably contribute to insect extinctions happening every day, scientists have warned.
2020-02-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
State of Environment: More deaths, less extreme events in 2019
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Forty eight percent per cent of the deaths in Asia due to extreme weather events happened in India, while one extreme weather event happened almost every month, and despite fewer events in 2019 compared to 2018, 18 per cent more people died last year, according to the State of India's Environmental Annual released on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
British Airways records fastest NY-London flight at 1290km/hr
London, Feb 9 (IANS) As the worst storm in seven years set its eyes on the UK and Europe, a British Airways (BA) flight utilised the strong tail winds and reached Heathrow airport from New York in a record four hours and 56 minutes -- at a subsonic speed of over 1,290 km per hour.
2020-02-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi's air quality in very poor category
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The pollution level in the national capital on Sunday stood in the "very poor" category, and the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was at '305', said the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura organises its first-ever "Hornbill Festival"
Agartala, Feb 8 (IANS) The two-day first Hornbill Festival of Tripura began on Saturday with the aim to conserve the striking forest bird "Hornbill" and to boost the livelihood of the people through tourism.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
J&K Lt. Governor for conservation, development of Dal Lake
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) At a high-level review meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Friday called for several measures aimed at conservation and beautification of the Dal Lake here with the active involvement of local community and stakeholders.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Auto Expo 2020: Hero Cycles unveils electric delivery bicycle
Greater Noida, Feb 6 (IANS) A new food delivery solution, that has already caught the attention of fast food giants, was showcased on Thursday by Hero Cycles at the Auto Expo 2020 here in the form of an electric bicycle specifically designed keeping in view the needs of a delivery associate.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India-Pakistan nuclear war would harm ocean life: Study
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons, says a study.
2020-02-05
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Fireflies facing extinction due to artificial lights
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, exposure to pesticides and artificial lights.
2020-02-05
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
After big cats, MP now also turns into Alligator State
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) After Tiger State, Madhya Pradesh has now got the status of Alligator State. This is due to the increasing number of alligators in the Chambal river sanctuary.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Panic grips Udaipur after panther enters City Palace
Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Pather panic gripped City Palace in Udaipur on Monday after it was reported inside the palace since Sunday night thereby bringing a complete halt on tourists movement inside the palace.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal's Pong sees 68% rise in bar-headed goose population
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Flying thousands of miles from their native habitat in high-altitude lakes in Central Asia to avoid the extreme winter, the bar-headed geese, an endangered migratory bird species, regularly descend wetlands across India.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Railways to generate 1,000 MW solar power by next year
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With the emphasis on zero emission, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday stressed on setting up a large solar power capacity along railway tracks, which the Indian Railways said will be able to generate 1,000 MW by 2021-22 and it will achieve the capacity of 5 gigawatt (GW)by 2030.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana: Over 250 mining vehicles seized in last 45 days
Gurugram, Jan 29 (IANS) Haryana police has seized over 250 mining vehicles in the last 45 days and imposed hefty fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, in a bid to stop illegal mining in the Aravalli Mountain range.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Winter to stay for some more time, predicts Met office
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Winters this time seem to be in no mood to leave Delhi-NCR region as fresh rainfall has extended the cold spell, adding to the woes.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajinikanth not injured during 'Man vs Wild' shooting
Bengaluru, Jan 28 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth suffered no injuries during the shoot of Discovery Channel's popular programme 'Man vs Wild' in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie turn white again
Shimla, Jan 28 (IANS) More snowfall in Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday intensified cold wave conditions in the state.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi chill likely to return
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) An early morning spell of light rain rejuvenated the Delhi winter on Tuesday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC allows introduction of African Cheetah in India
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the introduction of African Cheetah on a carefully choosen location in India.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fresh snowfall in Kashmir breaks cold spell
Srinagar, Jan 28 (IANS) Many parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Tuesday, leading to an increase in the minimum temperature, which brought some relief to the people from the intense cold wave.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
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