Environment

Whale shark victim of overfishing, may get global protection

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:22

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.

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Burmese star tortoise comes back from extinction

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:08

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.

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Misty Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:36

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.

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Misty Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:22

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.

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Volcano erupts in Japan, no injuries

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:28

Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) A volcano in Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No one was injured.

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Global plan to save vultures to be presented at wildlife summit

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:50

New Delhi, Oct 10, A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa, Asia and Europe, including three critically endangered Indian species, will be presented at a global summit on migratory species this month, it was announced on Tuesday.

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UP to remain hot, humid

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:20

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

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Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:04

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.

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Mercury rises in Delhi, no respite in next week

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:36

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.

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Web applications, tools to end wildlife trafficking awarded

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:16

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.

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