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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Sunny Friday morning in Delhi

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:08

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.


Wildlife traffickers won't be spared: Minister

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:28

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau seized a large quantity of wildlife articles in Noida, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that wildlife traffickers won't be spared.


Rains in Delhi on Thursday

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:38

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) As the national capital awaits the Monsoon, the weather here on Thursday morning was warm and cloudy. The Met office forecast rains for several parts of the city in the day ahead.


ONGC-Unesco join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:18

Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) A joint team of the ONGC and Unesco has carried out a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika Lake to help the country's largest coastal lagoon secure the world heritage site tag, said an official on Wednesday.


Permission sought to tranquilise, treat injured Bandhavgarh tigress

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:20

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A tigress who sustained neck wounds while attempting to free herself from a trap set up by poachers in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is being tracked by forest officials for the past three days to treat her injuries.


Rain brings mercury down in Delhi, more showers expected

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:48

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Heavy rains overnight and on Wednesday morning brought the mercury down across the national capital, with the minimum temperature settling at 23.7 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average.