Environment

Why China's tiger farms are a threat to the species

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 13:04

In 1986, in a thickly forested mountain valley in north-east China, eight tigers emerged from transport containers to find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. Born in American zoos, these tigers had been shipped to China on the understanding that they would form the basis of a new captive breeding programme, to benefit the conservation of the species.

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UK billionaire presents petition to protect oceans

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:34

New York, June 9 (IANS) British billionaire Richard Branson presented a petition to the UN General Assembly (UNGA), urging governments to protect at least 30 per cent of oceans by 2030.

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:36

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning here on Friday with minimum temperature recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, the Met office said.

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Southwest monsoon to cover entire Karnataka in two days

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:06

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) Delayed by a week, the southwest monsoon has hit coastal and south interior Karnataka and is expected to cover the entire state in two days, the India Meteorological Centre - Bengaluru said on Thursday.

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Rain brings further respite to Delhi, cooler days ahead

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:24

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday again had a much-needed respite from heat, as it saw a sharp drop in mercury with the maximum temperature recorded at 34.5 degrees Celsius -- three notches below the season's average.

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Rising temperatures may increase heat-related deaths: Study

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:36

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A marginal rise in the average temperature may increase the number of heat-related deaths in the country to up to two-and-a-half times by intensifying the heat wave, a new study said.

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Pleasant Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:14

New Delhi, June 8, It was a pleasant and cool Thursday morning in the national capital with several areas in the city and the national capital region receiving rains early in the day that brought down the mercury by a couple of notches.

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Severe weather kills 7 in Jammu

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:40

Jammu, June 8 (IANS) Seven people were killed, dozens of cattle perished and hundreds of houses damaged in massive windstorms and lightning here in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Mercury dips in north India, no heat wave for next five days

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 22:44

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Reeling under the heat waves or high temperature for past six days, north India finally obtained a spell of respite on Wednesday, even as temperature rose marginally at some isolated places.

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Respite from heat in Delhi, rains likely on Thursday

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 21:00

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The national capital saw sharp respite from excessive heat on Wednesday as the maximum temperature dropped by seven degrees to 36.2 degrees Celsius within 24 hours while some parts saw light rain. The weather office held out hope of a further fall in the mercury as well as rains.

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Rain brings down mercury sharply in Himachal

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:24

Shimla, June 7 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread overnight rains, with Shimla recording a low of 11.3 degrees Celsius against Tuesday's minimum of 20.9 degrees Celsius.

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Rains bring respite in Himachal

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:18

Shimla, June 7 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread overnight rains, with Shimla recording a low of 11.3 degrees Celsius against Tuesday's minimum of 20.9 degrees Celsius.

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'Robber frog' believed extinct reappears in Costa Rica

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:16

San Jose, June 7 (IANS) Costa Rican scientists have reported the reappearance of an endemic frog species that was declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN) in the year 2004.

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