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.
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.
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).
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Human-wildlife conflict turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit Tiger Reserve after villagers beat a tiger to death and slit its throat, officials said on Thursday.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Thursday with the maximum temperature set to touch 40 degrees Celsius.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report.
Warsaw, April 18 (IANS) The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that increased logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest has violated EU environmental laws and the country was facing massive fines.
Washington, April 18 (IANS) More than 95 per cent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Increasing the acreage of wet crops like rice -- and also increasing the watering structures in areas that already have wet crops -- appear to be helping the sarus crane's unseasonal nesting and also their multiplication.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a clear Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasons average, the weather office said.
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Haryana's Hisar and Narnaul towns recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius respectively on Tuesday as heat wave conditions started in parts of Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday.
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six -- critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement -- can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday.
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Several parts of Maharashtra sizzled at 40 plus degrees Celsius on Tuesday with Chandrapur in Vidarbha recording a whopping 44 degrees even as unseasonal rains lashed some of the state's western parts.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.3 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that multilateralism was crucial in solving challenges to the protection of marine biodiversity.