Environment

Medicos exhibit their passion for the lens

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:34

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A cheetah pouncing on an antelope in the wilds of Africa, or two tigers displaying their fondness for each other in a National Park in India - these are among a series of rare moments frozen with the camera by some renowned medicos struck by wanderlust that adorn an exhibition here.

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Sunny Sunday in Delhi

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:54

New Delhi, June 25, It was a sunny Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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5.7-magnitude quake rocks Japan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:46

Tokyo, June 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked Nagano prefecture in Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:38

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.

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SSB seizes wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 cr, arrests one

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:24

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday said it arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and seized a consignment of wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 crore from his possession.

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Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:02

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average, the Met Office said.

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Manipur to soon ban shotguns to check poaching

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:36

Imphal June 23 (IANS) The Manipur Cabinet will soon ban all licensed single and double barrelled shotguns to check poaching, state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar said on Friday.

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Seizures indicate sharp rise in wildlife smuggling to China

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:12

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There appears to be no let- up in smuggling of live and dead wildlife. In fact, it has seen a sharp increase as indicated by the value of seized "wildlife products" being smuggled to China from India through Nepal and Bhutan.

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'Cool roofs' can beat high heat in homes

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:20

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With India too facing the effects of global warming with abnormally high temperatures, simple and low-cost 'cool roof' measures may bring relief to the people, say experts.

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Rhino killed in Assam national park

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:12

Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino was killed by poachers in Assam's Orang National Park, a forest official said on Friday.

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Farmers in 3 Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:04

Jalna (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) When massive crop failure and farmers' suicide afflicted the Marathwada region in Maharashtra during the 2012-16 drought, farmers in three villages of Jalna district were not much concerned about the lack of rainfall.

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Australian tree species threatened by rising CO2

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:30

Canberra, June 23 (IANS) The iconic Australian river red gum tree is under threat from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.

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