Locust menace in Rajasthan to worsen if bugs breed

Jaipur (IANS) As farmers on the western border of Rajasthan face the worst attack of locusts coming from neighbouring Pakistan, there is now danger of the swarms of insects laying eggs which... Read more »

Aussie firefighters save extremely rare ‘dinosaur trees’

Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian firefighters battling the raging bushfres across the country, have successfully managed to save an extremely rare grove of ancient trees from destruction, with specialist teams going to... Read more »

Rare deep sea dolphins wash up on Aussie beach

Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as Australia is battling the bushfires across the country, two rare deep sea dolphins washed up on an Australian beach in separate incidents over the past few... Read more »

Climate change increases risk of wildfires

London, Jan 14 (IANS) Human-induced climate change has already increased the risk of wildfires globally, researchers say, adding that these wildfires will become more common in future. In light of the Australian... Read more »

Food airdropped for bushfire-affected animals in Aus

Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian authorities were dropping tonnes of food from helicopters for animals who were starving as a result of the destruction of their habitat due to the raging bushfires... Read more »

It’s freezing in Himachal!

Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Heavy snow and rainfall is forecast for Himachal Pradesh from January 13 onwards that will further intensify the severe cold wave conditions in the state which is already... Read more »

SL to strengthen laws for wildlife protection

Jan 8 (IANS) The Sri Lanka government was mulling strengthening laws to protect wildlife in the wake of last year’s and this month’s killing of several rare and protected animal species, an official... Read more »

Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Aus to persist for months

Jan 6 (IANS) Weather officials on Monday warned that the catastrophic bushfire conditions in South Australia (SA) could persist for months, leading to widespread destruction. According to a long-range prediction released by the... Read more »

3 jumbos to help catch killer leopard in UP

Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 5 (IANS) Three elephants will now search for the killer leopard that has claimed five lives so far and injured a dozen villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district.... Read more »

Fresh snowfall in tourist resorts Shimla, Manali

Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) The cold wave tightened grip on most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with Shimla and Manali receiving fresh snowfall. As news of the snowfall flashed across the... Read more »

Fog continues in Delhi, AQI close to 400-mark

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday witnessed fog with visibility at 200 metres in the early morning hours, and the air quality recorded under the ‘very... Read more »

Cold wave subduing in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) Cold wave conditions subdued in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with the continuous rise in mercury for the past few days, but fog continued in... Read more »

China starts 10-year fishing ban on Yangtze River

Jan 2 (IANS) China on Wednesday began a 10-year fishing ban on key areas of the Yangtze River to protect biodiversity in the country’s longest river, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and... Read more »

Amid pollution spike, 17 dead in Kabul

Dec 31 (IANS) At least 17 people have died due to respiratory infections and related health conditions over the past week in Kabul amid a spike in the Afghan capital’s pollution levels, the... Read more »

Delhi set to unfreeze 119-year coldest December day record

Dec 30 (IANS) The national capital is likely to break the 119-year record of the coldest December day on Monday with the day temperature “unusually” sticking to the cold trend. “It may be... Read more »

Increase of 5,188 sq kms in India’s forest, tree cover

Dec 30 (IANS) There has been an increase of 5,188 sq kms in the total forest and tree cover of the country as compared to the assessment of 2017. Out of this, the... Read more »

‘Unusual spell’ of cold wave grips North India, scientists explain why

Dec 26 (IANS) An unusual and powerful spell of “Western Disturbances”, originating in the Mediterranean sea, has made the Hindi heartland shiver for the past fortnight. Unfortunately, the spell, striking once in four... Read more »

Delhi records longest cold day spell since 1997: IMD

Dec 25 (IANS) Extreme cold conditions continued in the national capital on Wednesday as it witnessed a foggy morning with the mercury at 5.4 degree Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the... Read more »

German tourists to plant trees in Rajasthan

Dec 21 (IANS) A German tourist group plans to plant saplings during its Rajasthan visit to offset their contribution to pollution of the desert state. The group will visit Rajasthan on January 13,... Read more »

Obesity linked to 20% greater greenhouse gas emissions

Dec 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that increasing average body size of people on Earth, in addition to the growing world population may further challenge attempts to reduce man-made carbon dioxide emissions. The... Read more »