Environment

Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:10

Dhahanu (Leh), Aug 8, The little-known Brokpa tribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs and meat -- thanks to climate change.

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159 brothers gift toilets to sisters on Raksha Bandhan in Amethi

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:46

Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) While Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with traditional fervor across the country on Monday, there was a special touch in Amethi town of Uttar Pradesh where 159 brothers gifted their sisters toilets as a gift.

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Orangutan who used sign language dies

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:52

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) An orangutan who was one of the first apes to learn sign language has died in the US state of Georgia, aged 39, the media reported on Tuesday.

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Here's why Karakoram glaciers are growing despite global warming

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:30

London, Aug 8 (IANS) A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan, and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists have shown.

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Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:12

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season.

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Odisha to see heavy rainfall on Tuesday

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:36

Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

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Heavy rain continues, rivers in spate in Himachal

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 17:42

Shimla, Aug 7 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rain on Monday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

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Typhoon Noru makes landfall in Japan

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:18

Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Typhoon Noru, the fifth this year, made landfall on Monday in Japan's Wakayama prefecture, the weather agency said.

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Government figures under-report on tiger deaths

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:30

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) There seems to be a significant difference in the figures given by the government and those recorded by some organisations on the number of tiger deaths due to poaching or natural causes in India.

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India needs to be more transparent in snow leopard conservation: US biologist

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:40

Cartagena (Colombia), Aug 7 (IANS) India supports a robust population of the endangered snow leopard but its conservation-research data is not shared and doesn't contribute to the global efforts to conserve the species, whose numbers worldwide are estimated at between 4,080 and 8,700. The country needs to be more transparent, a US biologist has said.

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Rains likely for Delhi

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:48

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees above the season's average.

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