India moves to bring trafficked tortoises back from Singapore

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:44

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government has written to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) to help it bring back 97 endangered Indian star tortoises, which were trafficked to Singapore over an year back.


Northeast India receives uneven rains

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:50

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) The mountainous northeast India has so far experienced uneven monsoon rains even as Assam and other northeastern states witnessed flood fury, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.


Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:38

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) It was a pleasant cloudy morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.3 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.


Beijing's electric buses to number 10,000 by 2020

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:18

Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) The number of electric buses in Beijing will increase from the current 1,000 to 10,000 by 2020 in an effort to improve the environment, the Public Transport Group said on Wednesday.


Giant ibis 19 nests discovered in Cambodia

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:44

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In good news for wildlife conservationists, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that 19 nests of the critically endangered giant ibis have been discovered in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear province.


Rising CO2 level to worsen India's protein deficiency problem

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:16

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) The problem of protein deficiency is known to be widespread in India, and if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, it may put an estimated 53 million people at new risk of consuming less than adequate dietary protein, a Harvard University study says.


Mining in Tibet poses threat to black-necked cranes (Environment Feature)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:32

Cartagena (Colombia), Aug 2 (IANS) Mineral exploitation, infrastructure development and changes in agricultural practices are severely threatening the survival of the black-necked crane that is endemic to the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas, says a new international study.


Cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:18

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Wednesday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.


Tourists caught cooling off in Rome's fountains

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:22

Rome, Aug 1 (IANS/AKI) A group of tourists posed for selfies and paddled in 17th-century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, in Piazza Navona here on Tuesday in searing temperatures before drifting away as police arrived.


Invasive weed taking over tiger reserves: Government

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:00

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Alien and invasive species of weed have taken over grasslands in several tiger reserves, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.


Bhitarkanika National Park reopens for tourists in Odisha

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:32

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district reopened for tourists on Tuesday after remaining closed for three months for the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles.


Shut brick kilns not meeting pollution norms: CPCB to states

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:30

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Having found a number of cases of violation of emission standards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has asked all pollution control boards and committees of states to immediately close down the brick kilns causing pollution.


Heavy rains in Himachal may continue till Wednesday

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:40

Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday witnessed moderate to heavy rains which hampered vehicular traffic and the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate.