Environment

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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