First World Pest Day launched in Beijing

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:30

Beijing, June 6, The first World Pest Day was launched here in China on Tuesday, aimed at eventual reduction and elimination of pest-borne diseases.


Odisha to get rain, thunder squall

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:30

Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Odisha, which has been hit by severe heat, is likely to experience rainfall and thunder squall by Wednesday, the Met department said.


Temperatures fall slightly in Himachal, rain in store

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:16

Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell slightly on Tuesday, with state capital Shimla recording a high of 28.3 degrees Celsius against Monday's 29.6 degrees Celsius. The mercury is likely to fall further with chances of rains and thundershowers across the state till June 8.


UN Ocean Conference opens with call to save planet

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:22

United Nations, June 6 (IANS) Top UN officials at an an international conference on the health of the world's oceans and seas here have called for coordinated global action to protect the planet.


Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:46

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) It was a hot Tuesday morning in the national capital as the minimum temperature rose seven notches above the season's average and was recorded at 34.2 degrees Celsius.


Asola Bhatti Bird Sanctuary gets butterfly park

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:42

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Delhi government on World Environment Day on Monday opened for public a butterfly park at Asola Bhatti Bird Sanctuary to increase awareness about butterflies.


India saw warmest winter this year, says study

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:24

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The winter in January-February this year in India was the hottest in history, with 2.95 degrees Celsius more than the baseline, said a CSE study on Monday.


Himachal sees hot weather, Shimla at 29.6 degrees Celsius

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:34

Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather on Monday with the temperature in some parts touching over 40 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla recording a high of 29.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above average.


Agra air continues to choke the Taj Mahal

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:24

Agra, June 5 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after the historic Supreme Court judgement to shift or shut factories polluting the Taj Mahal, the environment in Agra continues to pollute the 17th century monument of love.


Bengaluru leads as green city: Survey

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:24

Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) Bengaluru has been ranked as the top green city and environmentally responsible city owing to the spike in demand for solar as well as garden products, a survey has showed.


On World Environment Day, activists want rivers declared as 'national asset'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:14

Agra, June 5 (IANS) Earlier this year, a court declared that Ganga and Yamuna rivers should be treated as "living entities". But is that enough to spread awareness about saving the rivers in the country? Eco-warriors don't think so. On World Environment Day, activists in Agra have demanded that rivers of India be declared a "national asset".