Environment

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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Staff crunch mars Delhi forest department work

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:50

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) While the forest department is struggling to confirm the presence of a leopard in the national capital, officials on Thursday said such tasks are becoming increasing difficult given a massive staff crunch, with almost negligible frontline staff.

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Taps may dry up in India: Study

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:16

London, April 12 (IANS) A new early warning satellite system has revealed that India along with Spain, Morocco and Iraq faces the risk of shrinking reservoirs that can lead to taps going dry.

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Alternative sanitary pads are here, but accessibility still an issue

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:58

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Awareness about the harm easily-accessible, plastic-based sanitary napkins have been causing to both health and the environment is spreading -- but slowly. And helping the cause of better menstrual hygiene, many sanitary pad makers, NGOs and indigenous brands are turning towards natural products to produce sustainable pads.

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Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:08

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) It was sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Mercury to rise in Delhi from Thursday

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:56

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Trace of rains on Wednesday brought some respite from the heat in the national capital and surrounding areas. Weather analysts, however, said the respite was short-lived as the mercury will rise again from Thursday.

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'Hyderabad can generate 1,730 MW rooftop solar power'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:52

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) With a potential of 1,730 MW power generation through rooftop solar panels, Hyderabad can become solar champion in India, thereby reduce air pollution by cutting on coal-based power, according to a study.

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Forest police stations in Himachal a failure: CAG

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:26

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) The decision to set up forest police stations or 'van thanas' in Himachal Pradesh to combat organised forest crimes was not planned that resulted in non-utilisation of infrastructure worth Rs 4.04 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said.

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Rains bring pleasant weather, gloom for farmers in UP

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:34

Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) The city and its neighbouring areas woke up to pleasant weather on Wednesday as gusty winds and a brief spell of rain brought down the mercury but this sudden change also brought in gloom for the farmers as a major part of the wheat crop is lying in the fields.

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Pleasant Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:46

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) It was a pleasant Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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