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'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'
'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'

This industrial township, surrounded by cultivable agricultural land, harbours 97 small and 57 heavy engineering and manufacturing establishments.

World's largest capybara rodent gives birth in British zoo
World's largest capybara rodent gives birth in British zoo

The six-year-old mom, Lily, delivered her adorable capybara pup in front of a crowd of onlookers at Chester Zoo.

How climate change actually fuels terrorism
How climate change actually fuels terrorism

A report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday that terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources such as water as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, further compounding and exacerbating resource scarcities.

Yamuna event: NGT rebukes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, says 'you have no sense of responsibility'
Yamuna event: NGT rebukes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, says 'you have no sense of responsibility'

Terming Sri Sri's statement shocking, NGT also asked AOL and other parties to file reply and objections to expert panel report on Yamuna floodplain damage due to the World Culture Festival, which was held in March last year.

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days
How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

NGT shuts down industries near Bengaluru lake, slaps fine

The green panel gave the state authorities one month's time to free the lake of all pollutants.

Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites, claims WWF
Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites, claims WWF

The report `Not For Sale` by the World Wide Fund for Nature also sought additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world`s most ecologically important places -- including World Heritage Sites (under natural category) in India. 

India's monsoon rains to be average in 2017: IMD
India's monsoon rains to be average in 2017: IMD

K.J Ramesh, Director General of the state-run India Meteorological Department said the Southwest Monsoon will be "normal" in 2017, adding that there would be good distribution of rainfall across the country.

Fine should be levied on Delhi government, NGT for saying 'yes' to Yamuna event, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Fine should be levied on Delhi government, NGT for saying 'yes' to Yamuna event, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

His remarks came after the report of an expert committee set up by NGT said it would take Rs 42.02 crore and a decade for the ecological rehabilitation of the Yamuna floodplains from adverse damages caused by the festival.

The planet is up for adoption with NASA's new campaign! - Go through
The planet is up for adoption with NASA's new campaign! - Go through

The website gives users information on different layers of data and even allows individuals to get a close and personal experience their their new adopted section of the planet.

India`s longest highway tunnel in Kashmir to be checked for high pollution
India`s longest highway tunnel in Kashmir to be checked for high pollution

IL&FS -- the makers, have sent a team of experts to Kashmir to check problems of high pollution.

 

NGT directs MoEF, MoWR to state environmental flow level of Ganga

The apex environment watchdog also said that unless the excessive extraction of water and discharge of high pollutants are controlled, it would be difficult to restore Ganga to its original pristine condition.

NASA captures first images of enormous crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier!
NASA captures first images of enormous crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier!

The images are a clear indication of a significant chasm near the center of the glacier’s floating ice shelf — an unusual location that raises questions on its formation.

NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!
NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

The monthly analysis by the team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations.

China draws digital 3D topographic map of Antarctic seabed
China draws digital 3D topographic map of Antarctic seabed

The map was made on the expedition in Antarctica using multi-beam sonar.

Astonishing number of glowing marine creatures revealed; three quarters of them have their own light!
Astonishing number of glowing marine creatures revealed; three quarters of them have their own light!

Analysis of the data also showed that some groups of animals were much more likely to glow than others.

New 125 million-year-old species of herbivores dinosaurs discovered!
New 125 million-year-old species of herbivores dinosaurs discovered!

The bones of the dinosaur called Moabosaurus Utahensis were assembled using bones extracted over the course of four decades.

Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi
Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

A rare Egyptian vulture with injuries to its right wing was on Saturday rescued by a wildlife conservation and rescue organisation from outside a house in east Delhi.

Core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free
Core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free

 The core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free as forest dwellers and tribals living there have to move out after they lost their right to live there.

Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests, say scientists
Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests, say scientists

According to scientists, nearly 300 million years ago, the frozen, inhospitable Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests.

Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake
Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Japan on Friday commemorated the first anniversary of a massive earthquake that struck the region of Kumamoto, resulting in 225 deaths.

Researchers identify new species of cave-dwelling spiders!
Researchers identify new species of cave-dwelling spiders!

Califorctenus cacachilensis is in the same group of spiders (Family Ctenidae) as the notoriously highly venomous Brazilian wandering spider.

Study says early dinosaurs were similar to crocodiles
Study says early dinosaurs were similar to crocodiles

The six-foot-long, lizard-like carnivore, called Teleocrater rhadinus, was discovered in Tanzania. The finding fundamentally changes our ideas about the evolution of the prehistoric animals.

Art of Living's Yamuna event caused 10 years of damage, claims NGT; Sri Sri defiant, says truth will triumph
Art of Living's Yamuna event caused 10 years of damage, claims NGT; Sri Sri defiant, says truth will triumph

However, Sri Sri has been defiant over it and has said that these are all inconsistencies and falsehoods of the NGT Comm

This man's reaction as a snake tries to bite his back side will leave you rolling on the floor
This man's reaction as a snake tries to bite his back side will leave you rolling on the floor

A Thai's man's video is breaking the internet today as his reaction on almost being bitten by a snake at a internet cafe is worth watching.

Fish diversity revealed through DNA test on river waters
Fish diversity revealed through DNA test on river waters

The weekly data snapshots created a moving picture that largely reinforced and correlated with knowledge from migration studies conducted over many years with fishnet trawls.

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach
2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odisha's coast has provided relief to conservationists.

New shrimp species named after Pink Floyd

The conspicuously coloured pistol shrimp, discovered on the Pacific coast of Panama, was named Synalpheus pinkfloydi in recognition of the discoverers' favourite rock band.

Do you know how much the Great Barrier Reef damage may cost?
Do you know how much the Great Barrier Reef damage may cost?

Scientists this week announced that two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by back-to-back severe bleaching events caused by record-breaking temperatures.

When Queen Elizabeth II played with her 'namesake' baby elephant at London Zoo – MUST watch
When Queen Elizabeth II played with her 'namesake' baby elephant at London Zoo – MUST watch

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, came face to face some Asian elephants, including the herd's youngest member named after her.