For a change, Yamuna flows cleaner and full

April 3 (IANS)¬†After a long while, river Yamuna is flowing full and cleaner at this time of the year. “When US president Donald Trump... Read more »

Climate action not on hold amid COVID-19, say experts

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) along with the UK government, which is serving as the COP26 Presidency, on Wednesday announced it... Read more »

Hyderabad Zoo sees birth of big cats during lockdown

Nehru Zoological Park (NZP), the most popular and one of the largest zoos in the country, saw the birth of three Royal Bengal tiger... Read more »

NDMC deploys staff to maintain greenery amid lockdown

“Considering the importance of greenery, the Horticulture Department has deployed some staff, with the NDMC’s consent, to save it,” said the NDMC in a... Read more »

First ever heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Program revealed on Tuesday that they had recorded temperatures as high as 9.2 degrees Celsius at Casey station in... Read more »

Leopard strays into Chandigarh, rescued after 5 hours

With the prevailing eerie silence owing to the curfew to limit the spread of coronavirus, the leopard from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary entered... Read more »

National capital finally breathes as toxic smog clears up

The noxious grey smog has finally lifted, hence making it easier for people to breathe during the three-week ‘self-quarantining’ period. New Delhi, March 27... Read more »

Silver lining: Lockdown leads to clear skies in India

With cars off the roads and a complete industrial shutdown, India’s mega cities are producing unprecedented low levels of air pollution. New Delhi, March... Read more »

100 cattle ergets, crows found dead in Aligarh

Aligarh’s forest divisional director Satish Kumar , meanwhile, said that that preliminary investigations revealed that the cattle egrets either consumed some pesticides or were... Read more »

Greenland lost 600 bn tonnes of ice during last summer

Between 2002 and 2019, Greenland lost 4,550 billion tonnes of ice, an average of 268 billion tonnes annually – less than half of what... Read more »

Indo-Pak nuclear war may lead to worst global food crisis

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said that sudden global cooling from a limited nuclear war along... Read more »

Punjab cracks down on illegal sand mining, nine arrested

Nine persons were arrested in the special operations, which led to the seizure of 18 vehicles being used illegally in the night mining, according... Read more »

25 sheep killed by wild beasts in Kashmir valley

Experts say this is the result of humans encroaching into the natural territories of wild animals as competition for space and food pushes the... Read more »

Rainfall, snowfall likely over Western Himalayan region

“The ‘Western Disturbance’ as a cyclonic circulation now lies over Punjab and neighborhood extending up to the upper-troposphere levels. The induced cyclonic circulation now... Read more »

Parliament passes Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill

The Bill proposes to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act of 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. New... Read more »

Greenland, Antarctica ice loss accelerating

“If that holds true it would put 400 million people at risk of annual coastal flooding by 2100,” Professor Shepherd told the BBC. London,... Read more »

Deforestation for coffee production ups malaria risk

Previous studies have shown deforestation and rain-forest disturbances can increase the transmission of malaria by creating conditions where mosquitoes thrive: warmer habitats and fewer... Read more »

The worst locust plague in nearly three decades

The UN has attributed the explosive growth of locust populations to heavy rains and cyclones in the Arabian Peninsula last year. Islamabad, March 9... Read more »

Sanitary pad manufacturers to provide disposal bags from next Jan

He also announced that all habitations with more than 3,000 population will have to make provision for waste management. Pune, March 8 (IANS) From... Read more »

Agra farmers distressed as hail, heavy rain flatten crops

Hundreds of villages in the area continued to remain under knee-deep water. The weather office in state capital Lucknow warned of inclement weather on... Read more »