Environment

Heavy rains, winds hit southern Kerala

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 18:26

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Southern Kerala on Thursday afternoon was lashed by heavy rain and strong winds, causing trees to be uprooted at several places in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts that blocked traffic.

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Misty Thursday morning in Delhi, 19 trains delayed

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:56

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) It was a misty Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.6 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The visibility dropped to 800 metres.

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Cold wave intensifies in J&K

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:54

Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) A clear night sky has intensified further the cold wave conditions in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Leh is coldest at minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, the Met said.

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Extinct 'stilt' horses not related to today's horses: Study

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:48

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) DNA analysis has shown that the enigmatic species known as "stilt-legged horse" that roamed North America during the last ice age was not closely related to any living population of horses.

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Snow in Himachal brings down mercury

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:02

Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday largely witnessed a sunny but chilly day with temperatures in many areas staying below freezing point after overnight snowfall in the high hills.

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Misty Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 09:58

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at nine degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead.

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Delhi-NCR inhaling toxins for over 50 days, not getting better

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:38

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as a few areas in Delhi-NCR fell out of the "severe-plus or emergency" category to "severe", the ambient air quality of the national capital remained "very poor" on Tuesday -- the 52nd day since the region has been bereft of clean air.

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Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat gets Green Waste Reprocessor

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:22

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a Green Waste Reprocessor (GWR) machine here at Nigambodh Ghat that will convert leaves and flowers into reusable religious offerings at the crematorium.

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UAE to get dog park in February

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:18

Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) The first outdoor dog park in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will open its doors to residents and their furry friends on February 1 in Ras Al Khaimah city.

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