India's first Humboldt Penguins reach Mumbai zoo

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 19:50

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A tiny colony of Humboldt Penguins, including three males, three females and two female babies, arrived at the Mumbai zoo from Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, an official said.


Cherry Blossom Avenue launched in Mizoram

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 18:58

Aizawl, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to promote sustainable eco-tourism, a Cherry Blossom Avenue was launched in this Mizoram capital on Tuesday.


Population of Thai tigers to rise by 2022

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:08

Bangkok, July 26 (IANS) Thailand plans to increase its population of tigers by about 50 per cent in the next several years, a senior official said on Tuesday.


A toll-free number helps villagers live with animals

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:08

Bandipur National Park (Karnataka): For someone whose cow -- valued at Rs 20,000 ($300) -- was killed by a tiger in August 2015, Mahadeva Gowda is calm, as is Shiva Murthy, whose sugarcane crop was trampled by elephants in July 2016, the fifth such pachyderm raid over the past year.


Warm, humid Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:50

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It was a warm and humid Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.


Humid Monday in Delhi, moderate rain likely on Tuesday

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:54

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The national capital experienced a humid day on Monday after a sunny morning and traces of rain at some locations as the maximum temperature settled at 34.6 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met Office said. Some rain is likely on Tuesday.


Timely intervention can save most species from extinction

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:14

New York, July 25 (IANS) While habitat disruption by human activities can result in quick loss of species, timely action to expand and connect remaining habitats could slow extinction rates and save species, say researchers.


Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:24

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy on Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.3 degree Celsius, one notch above the season's average.


Beggar-elephant rescued after years of efforts

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:36

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Animal activists call him the "unluckiest elephant" they had known so far and it took over 50 police officers, several foresters and a 20-hour-long operation following years of legal battle to finally rescue Mohan from slavery.


California wildfire spreads to over 11,000 acres

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:52

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Wildfire fuelled by high heat has so far spread across at least 11,000 acres in California's Santa Clarita Valley area, fire officials said.


Chandigarh faces major water crisis

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:24

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and its neighbouring towns of Mohali and Panchkula faced a major water crisis on Sunday due to a snag in the water supply system.


India stresses on verifiable data on hydrofluorocarbons

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 20:06

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India on Saturday said that there was a need to have verifiable data on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which was important to create the baseline and decide upon a deadline to curb greenhouse gases, which are behind the depletion of the ozone layer.