Environment

Male peacocks shake feathers to charm females

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:36

Toronto, April 28 (IANS) As male peacocks shake their long feathers in courtship, the iridescent eyespot remains nearly stationary and captivates females, new research has found.

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Loss of ocean oxygen to become widespread by 2030s

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:54

New York, April 28 (IANS) There is bad news for marine life as a new study has found that loss of oxygen in oceans due to climate change which is already discernible in some parts of the world should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040.

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MPs follow odd-even scheme; more vehicles to ferry lawmakers

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:18

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Even as Delhi Police said no parliamentarian was challaned for the violation of the odd-even scheme on Wednesday, authorities said arrangements were made to ply sufficient number of vehicles to ferry MPs on days the scheme will remain in force.

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HC refuses to accept Delhi has no manual scavenger

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:18

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Rapping government agencies for trying to block benefits intended for manual scavengers, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to accept submissions that there were no manual scavengers in Delhi despite the existence of unsanitary lavatories not linked to sewerage.

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Odd-even not a solution to Delhi pollution, says AIIMS doctor

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:44

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The problem of air pollution cannot be tackled by the odd-even formula alone, but the government should also subsidize electric cars which do not pollute the air, said a senior AIIMS doctor.

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8 die of sunstroke as heat wave continues in Odisha

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:16

Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) People in Odisha on Wednesday continued to reel under the blistering heat wave as 17 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The government confirmed the death of eight people due to sunstroke.

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Tobacco growers, retailers protest large pictorial warning rule

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:30

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco growers and retailers from all over India on Wednesday staged a protest here against recent implementation of pictorial warnings covering 85 percent of the packets of all tobacco products.

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Young gays, bisexuals more prone to suicide: Study

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:04

London, April 27 (IANS) Young gay and bisexual men under age 26 are six times more likely to attempt suicide and deliberately harm themselves compared to older men of the same sexuality, a significant study has found.

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KFC uses robot to serve customers in Shanghai

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:34

Shanghai, April 27 (IANS) Fried chicken fast-food chain KFC's first intelligent robot concept store, "Original+", has been launched at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre here.

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CO2 fertilisation greening Earth: Study

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:20

New York, April 27 (IANS) A quarter to half of Earth's vegetated land has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), says a study.

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