Environment

Urban areas have more 'nuisance' birds than songbirds

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:08

London, April 16 (IANS) If you are living in a crowded urban area, there are more chances for you to see birds that cause nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy, says a study.

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Two people attacked by sharks in Australia

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:18

Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Two people were bitten by sharks on Monday while surfing off the same stretch of Western Australias southwest coast.

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Four elephants killed in Odisha

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:06

Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) Four elephants were killed after a train hit them on a railway track in Odisha's Jharsuguda district on Monday.

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Urban areas crowded with 'nuisance' birds

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:28

London, April 16 (IANS) If you are living in a crowded urban area, there are more chances for you to see birds that cause a nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy.

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Commonwealth rich nations 'shirking' on climate fight

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:10

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Commonwealth rich nations are contributing less towards the global effort to tackle climate change, while poorer nations are over-achieving on pledges, a British charity said on Monday.

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Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi, rain likely

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:18

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the seasons average, the weather office said.

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Tremors felt in Philippines

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:56

Manila, April 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Philippine's main Luzon island on Monday, the volcanology and seismology institute said.

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Animal faeces found in counterfeit makeup

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:32

New York, April 16 (IANS) Police in the US have found animal waste in counterfeit makeup -- the market for which in India stands at a whopping over Rs 40,000 crore.

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Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:54

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.5 degrees Celsius, normal for season's average, the weather office said.

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Who is at risk of death due to extreme heat and cold?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:20

New York, April 14 (IANS) While extreme cold increases mortality risks for people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, extreme heat is risky for people with renal diseases, new research suggests.

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Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 09:50

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

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After 27 year wait, rhino rehabilitation finally happens in Dudhwa

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:24

New Delhi, April 13, After waiting for 27 long years, India has finally got a sedating drug, and used it to rehabilitate four single-horned rhinos, paving the way for conservation of one of the most endangered species, found only in India and Nepal.

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Tiger found dead in Bengal forest

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:34

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The Royal Bengal tiger, spotted on several occasions in forests of West Bengal's Jhargram, West Midnapore and Bankura districts since early March this year, was on Friday found dead in the state's Lalgarh forest, an official said.

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SAFAR to identify, mark 26 sources of Delhi pollution

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) on Thursday kickstarted its mission to identify and mark locations of 26 sources within the national capital which pollute the air.

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Learn to coexist, say foresters as leopard goes undetected

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:28

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) While the presence of a leopard at North Delhi could not be confirmed, animal experts and the forest department on Thursday suggested that people learn to co-exist with the feline.

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