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Kangana reacts to Raj Kundra case: This is why I call movie industry a gutter

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS): Actress Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Tuesday to react to the news of businessman Raj Kundra’s arrest on charges of making pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications. Actress-producer K...

20 Jul 2021

Heavy rainfall expected in Northeast

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, March 29 (EMN): Heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds with speed up to 40-50 kmph over the north-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura is expected from m...

29 Mar 2021

India needs to limit carbon emissions — G20 climate report

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS): As the world’s leading economies are directing trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate-related conditions, risking clean ener...

18 Nov 2020

UNEP calls for joint approaches to combat climate change

Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS): The UN Environment Program (UNEP) has called for integrated approaches to help save nature and combat climate change. In a report released in Nairobi on Friday, the UNEP said that climate change and biodiversity loss are twin ...

14 Nov 2020

Indian outfit wins UN award for efforts to combat climate change amid Covid-19

United Nations, Oct 28 (PTI): An Indian organisation that leverages tourism and technology to help remote communities to access solar energy has won a prestigious UN award for its efforts to combat climate change amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Globa...

28 Oct 2020

Barrett says climate change ‘contentious matter’

Washington, Oct 15 (AP/PTI): Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett says she cannot express a view on climate change because it is a very contentious matter of public policy. Barrett made the comment Wednesday during a line of questioning from Democ...

15 Oct 2020

A first in India: Critically endangered vultures introduced into wild

Pinjore (Haryana), Oct 8 (IANS): After years of grit and determination, eight critically endangered white-rumped vultures, six of them captive-bred, were reintroduced into the wild on Thursday for the first time in India since the vulture conservatio...

08 Oct 2020

Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram to protect endangered Clouded Leopard

Agartala/Shillong/Guwahati, Oct 6 (IANS): Three northeastern states — Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram — are taking steps to protect the endangered clouded leopard, which was listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation ...

06 Oct 2020

Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to Covid virus

London, Oct 5 (IANS): About 26 animals that come in regular contact with people may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, says a study. The researchers found that most birds, fish, and reptiles do not appear to be at risk of in...

05 Oct 2020

Zebra foal born in Bengaluru zoo amid Covid

Bengaluru, Oct 1 (IANS): A female zebra foal was born in Bannerghatta biological park in the city to mother Kaveri and father Bharath amid Covid-19 times, said a zoo official on Thursday. “Kaveri and the foal are healthy and doing well. The par...

02 Oct 2020

Researchers devise a new method to eschew stubble burning

New Delhi, Sept 24 (India Science Wire): Since the last few years, the onset of winter brought a problem: Stubble burning or crop residue burning. This in turn aggravates the problem of air pollution particularly in Northern India as it brings down t...

24 Sep 2020

Across the World, Trees Are Growing Faster, Dying Younger – and Will Soon Store Less Carbon

By Roel Brienen and Emanuel Gloor As the world warms and the atmosphere becomes increasingly fertilised with carbon dioxide, trees are growing ever faster. But they’re also dying younger – and overall, the world’s forests may be losing their ab...

14 Sep 2020

Heatwaves have become longer, frequent in the past 70 years — Study

Sydney, July 7 (IANS): Scientists have found that heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since the 1950s in nearly every part of the world. The study, published in Nature Communications analysed the extreme temperature events at a r...

07 Jul 2020

Earth’s magnetic field can change 10 times faster than thought

London, July 6 (IANS): Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought. The study, published in the journal Nature Communi...

06 Jul 2020

Heatwave in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan till Monday

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast heatwave condition for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till Monday while a day less in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana. The department also stated that the heat wave...

22 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan: 12 NDRF teams on standby

Kolkata, May 19 (IANS): At least 12 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been kept on stand-by as the cyclone Amphan is likely to hit a large part of the coastal areas with “very heavy rainfall” on Wednesday evening. Beside...

19 May 2020

‘Amphan’ to weaken into extremely severe cyclonic storm — Met

Kolkata, May 19 (PTI): The super cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ in west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to weaken into an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ by noon on Tuesday, the Met department said here. The system, which was situa...

19 May 2020

Bengal on alert as Amphan approaches

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With Amphan turning into a super-cyclone, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government geared up to make necessary arrangements for the cyclonic spell that is expected to make a landfall in the state on Wednesday. State ...

18 May 2020

ZSI lists 20 species of amphibians as ‘critically endangered’

Panaji, May 17 (PTI): The Zoological Survey of India has posted an updated checklist of Indian amphibians on its website, listing 20 species as critically endangered and 35 as ‘endangered’, an official said on Sunday. The 20 ‘criti...

17 May 2020

Five killed as tornado hits Oklahoma, Texas

Washington, April 23 (IANS): At least five people were killed and more than a dozen injured as tornadoes hit the US states of Oklahoma and Texas, according to officials. A tornado touched down in Marshall County near Oklahoma’s border with Texa...

23 Apr 2020

4 new bat species related to ones linked to Covid-19 discovered

New York, April 22 (IANS): Researchers have discovered four new species of African leaf-nosed bats – cousins of the horseshoe bats that are believed to have served as hosts of the virus that caused Covid-19. The discovery, published in the jou...

22 Apr 2020

We’re coming up with a new set of targets to protect the natural world. Here’s how

David Obura, The University of Queensland Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are ch...

27 Feb 2020

Nagaland Forest, NGOs discuss conservation efforts

Dimapur, Feb. 11 (EMN): A programme to promote conservation of forest and wildlife, and associated issues was jointly organised on February 11 by the Nagaland Forest department, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board, and the Wildlife Conservation Society...

12 Feb 2020

Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife

Kennedy Bucci, University of Toronto and Chelsea Rochman, University of Toronto Plastic pollution is a growing global concern. Large pieces of plastic have been found almost everywhere on Earth, from the most visited beaches to remote, uninhabited is...

31 Jan 2020

Planting trees must be done with care – it can create more problems than it addresses

Lulu Zhang, United Nations University Thanks to the climate crisis, we are fast approaching the “point of no return”, according to world leaders. We are also in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. And the state of worldwide land degradation h...

30 Jan 2020
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