Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:06

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its sojourn in India -- and this is quite widespread and can be epidemic too.


India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:20

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.


Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:18

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.


Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:52

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).


Tiger slaughtered in Pilibhit Reserve

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:28

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.


Delhi set to get hotter

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:10

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.


Poland faces fines for unlawful logging in ancient forest

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:54

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.


Over 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:52

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.


Clear Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:56

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.


Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:28

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.