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China plans to build world's brightest light source facility in Beijing
China plans to build world's brightest light source facility in Beijing

China is planning to build world's brightest light source, a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Beijing, said a researcher from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Eight-foot-long Indian Rock Python rescued in Agra

An eight-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from the Gangajal Water Supply Project site, near Babarpur Forest at Sikandra in Agra.

Indian, British experts to battle Delhi air pollution
Indian, British experts to battle Delhi air pollution

Researchers from India and Britain have partnered for a project that may help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.

'Green' vehicles gain popularity in China
'Green' vehicles gain popularity in China

 Green vehicles -- hybrid, electric and fuel cell -- are gaining popularity in China owing to a rising concern over air pollution and generous government subsidies.

Delhi zoo hobbles back to normalcy, exotic deer births bring back visitors
Delhi zoo hobbles back to normalcy, exotic deer births bring back visitors

"We have received more than 25,000 visitors since the zoo was reopened on January 11. More than 20,000 people, including foreigners, visited the park last weekend," zoo curator said.

India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist

 The inventor of the artificial leaf and co-creator of its bionic version plans to launch a pilot of the advanced technology in India with the assertion that a "renewable energy revolution will take place" in the country.

Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action
Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action

Taking stock of the air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday asked authorities to immediately enforce the graded response action under "very poor" category for Delhi and "moderate poor" for NCR.

India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report
India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report

In its new analysis, Greenpeace reveald that only two of India's 10 most polluted cities - Delhi and Faridabad - are covered by the government's real-time air quality monitoring system, leaving more than one billion unprepared for toxic episodes.

Skin cancer cream may prove fatal for dogs
Skin cancer cream may prove fatal for dogs

The FDA had received reports of five dogs that became ill and died after accidentally ingesting the topical cream.

This footage of skeletal sun bears begging visitors for food at Bandung zoo is distressing – Watch!
This footage of skeletal sun bears begging visitors for food at Bandung zoo is distressing – Watch!

Visitors were filmed throwing candy and crackers into the enclosure in an attempt to feed the starving animals. 

Air pollution: About 81,000 premature deaths in Delhi, Mumbai in 2015; Rs 70,000 crore loss to economy
Air pollution: About 81,000 premature deaths in Delhi, Mumbai in 2015; Rs 70,000 crore loss to economy

Delhi, which has been witnessing a levels of air pollution, recorded more premature deaths due to ingestion of PM 10.

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row
Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

The data, supported by findings from other organisations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause.

Climate change havoc: Year 2100 set to make Mumbai hotter!
Climate change havoc: Year 2100 set to make Mumbai hotter!

The effects of climate change on hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather have been extensively studied, mild weather has so far been overlooked.

Change in diet may reduce cow methane release: Study
Change in diet may reduce cow methane release: Study

In a study at four sites in Mexico, researchers found cows that fed on grasses mixed with the leaves of delicate tropical leucaena trees belched about 36 per cent less methane than those on a straight grass diet.

Amid rising public outrage, China decides to suspend local smog alerts
Amid rising public outrage, China decides to suspend local smog alerts

The local departments can issue alerts for "fog" when visibility is less than 10 km, Chinese website

Combating climate change: Delhi girl crowdfunds to fight phenomenon
Combating climate change: Delhi girl crowdfunds to fight phenomenon

 An employee at Google, Digantika is one of the 100 people selected for the expedition, from more than 5000 applications.

'Lonely leopard shark learns to reproduce by herself'
'Lonely leopard shark learns to reproduce by herself'

 It is a much-needed breakthrough and coincides with release of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species which identified the leopard shark as an endangered species.

Say hello to the new moth species named after Donald Trump!
Say hello to the new moth species named after Donald Trump!

Another reason why scientists decided to honour Donald Trump by naming the moth after him is to encourage the conservation in the fragile areas.

Oldest gorilla in captivity dies in Ohio at 60
Oldest gorilla in captivity dies in Ohio at 60

Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, was found dead on Tuesday morning in her enclosure, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a statement.

Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!
Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!

Spider bites were the second most prevalent cause of hospitalization in the 13-year period, accounting for 30 percent of all admissions, while snake bites were third at 15 percent.

This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!
This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!

It hides in the sea floor at depths of 10 to 40 metres and is a blind predator, but has five antennae that it uses to sense its prey.

Delhi: EPCA to enforce graded response plan to tackle air pollution
Delhi: EPCA to enforce graded response plan to tackle air pollution

If pollution levels touch emergency proportions, the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA may enforce a host of emergency measures, including implementation of the odd-even scheme on Delhi roads.

Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing
Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing

The National Meteorological Centre said smog will hit parts of north and central China starting Sunday. Xinhua news agency reported.

1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report
1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report

 40 percent of the population fell victim to severe heat wave, with the rest killed by flooding and lightning.

Man's best friend to hero: Dog saves owner's life by lying on him in freezing conditions
Man's best friend to hero: Dog saves owner's life by lying on him in freezing conditions

 Bob claims Kelsey kept him warm by laying on top of him, licking his face and hands to help keep him awake.

New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals
New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals

 Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is a factor in diseases such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.

New seadragon species makes first appearance; filmed in deep waters!
New seadragon species makes first appearance; filmed in deep waters!

The seadragon is believed to be a part of the seahorse family and has never been seen alive until now.

Bumblebee population declining; US adds species to endangered list for the first time
Bumblebee population declining; US adds species to endangered list for the first time

These once common bumblebees are now "balancing precariously on the brink of extinction," said a statement from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza
Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Tuesday issued a circular declaring the National Capital Territory of Delhi was "free from H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza."

Human blood is actually a vampire bat's favourite poison, discover scientists!
Human blood is actually a vampire bat's favourite poison, discover scientists!

This first-time discovery has raised concerns about the spread of disease, scientists said.