Environment

Sunny Friday morning in Delhi

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:36

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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New wetland rules notified; states to make lists of wetlands

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:24

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Environment Ministry on Thursday notified the new Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, to prohibit dumping of industrial waste and effluents and related environmentally harmful activities.

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Industrial activities banned in Karnataka sanctuary

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:40

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) In an attempt to save wildlife and for overall conservation, the central government on Thursday declared Karnataka's Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ), prohibiting all industrial and mining activities there.

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Climate change impacting estimated 40% of US growth: Report

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:32

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Climate change is annually impacting the US economy by an average of $240 billion, equal to an estimated 40 per cent of its current economic growth, scientists warn, saying burning fossil fuels "comes at a giant price tag which the US economy cannot afford and cannot sustain".

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Climate change wiped out Tasmanian tigers

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:48

Canberra, Sep 28 (IANS) Climate change was most likely responsible for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger from Australia some 3,000 years ago, a study revealed on Thursday.

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Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:06

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Heavy rain continues to lash Bengaluru

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:48

Bengaluru, Sep 27 (IANS) Heavy rain measuring about 196 mm till Wednesday morning lashed the city inundating several localities and leading to traffic snarls on arterial roads, weather officials said.

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Sunny morning in Delhi

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:34

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius.

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Plastic rubbish polluting remote Arctic Ocean too

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:46

London, Sep 26 (IANS) In what shows how far plastic pollution has spread, scientists on an expedition have discovered such pollution on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

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Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:08

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) It was a misty Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.

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Delhi identifies 600 locations for Sewage Treatment Plants

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:42

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) In an attempt to manage the sewage in disconnected areas -- mostly in unauthorised colonies, the Delhi government has identified 600 locations to install decentralised sewage treatment plants (STP).

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Heavy rains lash Bengaluru

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:14

Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rains measuring upto 99mm accompanied by thunder showers and winds lashed Bengaluru on Monday, flooding the city's low-lying areas, a weather official said.

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