Environment

Delhi records over 40 degrees, mercury to rise

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:22

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The national capital on Monday was hot at 40 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said, while predicting a marginal rise in mercury over next few days.

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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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