Environment

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Japan's famous Nara deer face capture

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:16

Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The free-roaming deer of Nara, Japan, famous for their endearing boldness and their apparent habit of bowing to get snacks, are facing possible capture if they wander too far out of town, the media reported on Tuesday.

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Climate change linked to 59,000 suicides in India in 30 years

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:20

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Shedding light on how warming temperatures and crop failure is pushing Indian farmers into poverty and distress, a new research claims that climate change has already caused more than 59,000 suicides in India over the last 30 years.

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Humid morning in Lucknow

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:50

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) High humidity continued in the state capital and other parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, as the Regional Met office said there were few chances of rains and that the humidity would continue for the next 48 hours to Thursday.

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Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:08

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Tuesday marked with light rains, with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

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Rains in Delhi to continue on Tuesday

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:04

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Rains in the national capital would continue on Tuesday, dropping the maximum temperature to below 30 degrees Celsius, the Weather office said on Monday.

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'Increasing 'trash fish' in China causing pressure on ecosystem'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:38

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) With four million tonnes of 'trash fish' -- fish too young or too small to be consumed by humans, China's over-exploited fish resource is causing damage to an already stretched ecosystem, said an investigation on Monday.

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