New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Widespread overfishing is driving many shark species, including the world's largest living fish, the whale shark, to extinction, warn biologists. Its global status needs to be upgraded for protection and conservation.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The population of critically endangered Burmese star tortoise, endemic to Myanmar and once considered extinct in nature, has multiplied to more than 14,000 through captive-breeding programmes, the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) It was a misty Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) It was a misty Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) A volcano in Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No one was injured.
Leh, Oct 10 (IANS) In the highlands of Ladakh, as snow began to melt at the end of a long winter, a cold April night saw an unusual occurrence -- a single "shan" or snow leopard killing 49 goats and sheep in Meru village, about 70 km from here.
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Most parts of Uttar Pradesh continue to reel under hot and humid condition on Tuesday. The Met forecasts a humid spell till Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) It was a misty Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the Met Office said.
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The national capital on Monday saw the maximum temperature rise to 36.4 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average. Tuesday will also have similar weather, while analysts say the entire week is set to be warm with the maximum hovering around this level only.
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The air-quality of the national capital is set to deteriorate further and become "very poor", with the count of pollutants, especially the PM2.5, set to increase drastically.
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Web applications and tools to detect and alert authorities of human intervention in reserve forests and monitoring of illegal wildlife trade through social media were among the ideas awarded here at "Zoohackathon", an initiative supported by the Union Environment Ministry.
Lhasa, Oct 9 (IANS) Seven tourists were fined for chasing Tibetan antelopes in a national reserve in Tibet.
Lucknow, Oct 9 (IANS) Hot and humid weather conditions continued to prevail in most parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) Some four years ago, headlines about a country "sinking into the sea" drew the world's attention to the Republic of Kiribati, an island in the Central Pacific, over 5,000 km northeast of Australia.