Mekong River dolphin population increases for first time

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:08

Phnom Penh, April 23 (IANS) The population of dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that has pushed the threatened species to the brink of extinction, activists said on Monday.


Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:02

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.


Pleasant Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:46

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Monday with the maximum temperature expected to be around 36 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.


Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:28

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.


Heatwave conditions in Odisha

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:46

Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions prevailed in Odisha with 12 places recording maximum temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday, the met department said.


Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:52

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.


Agra airport gets a strange guest

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:02

Agra, April 20 (IANS) Agra's Kheria airport had a strange guest who could not be welcomed by the terminal staff for want of expertise -- an Asian Palm Civet.


Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:06

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its sojourn in India -- and this is quite widespread and can be epidemic too.


India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:20

Naliya (Kutch), April 20 (IANS) Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.


Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:18

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day.


Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:52

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).