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CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years
CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years

According to the study published in the journal Geology, oceans sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere may have triggered this phenomena. 

Undeterred by unrest, migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir
Undeterred by unrest, migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

Undeterred by the prolonged unrest in Kashmir, hundreds of migratory birds are reaching this wetland reserve daily to keep their annual tryst with the Valley.

World's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica receives the greenlight from EU!
World's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica receives the greenlight from EU!

According to the deal, an area covering 598,000 square miles (1.55 million square kilometers) of this sea will be further protected from human activities like fishing.

Warming atmosphere reason behind Arctic sea ice vanishing parapet
Warming atmosphere reason behind Arctic sea ice vanishing parapet

A recent study conducted by NASA claims that arctic sea ice is swiftly losing its fortification due to warming atmosphere.

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken
Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Three more birds died due to suspected bird flu here on Friday, prompting the authorities to shut down a park in Paschim Vihar in west Delhi.

This little bird can ceaselessly fly for ten months
This little bird can ceaselessly fly for ten months

Known as the common swift, it is a small, dark-feathered bird which can fly for the said time without landing, the longest time spent aloft by any known bird.

Air pollution: Delhi witness month's worst air quality
Air pollution: Delhi witness month's worst air quality

Residents of the national capital has been witnessing a continuous deterioration in the air quality for quite some time.

Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read
Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read

It's genetic mutation which caused the reptiles to lose their limbs over 100 million years ago.

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report
Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.

Authorities discover new species of fish in remote Arunachal district
Authorities discover new species of fish in remote Arunachal district

The new specie belongs to genus Physoschistura and was discovered by a team of scientists from remote Lohit river at Walong in Anjaw district.

At 60, is this orangutan the world's oldest?
At 60, is this orangutan the world's oldest?

Puan, celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday with a birthday breakfast of rambutans from her childhood home in Malaysia, reported Perth zoo spokeswoman Danielle Henry.

Refrain from using crackers this Diwali as Delhi is already breathing highly polluted air!
Refrain from using crackers this Diwali as Delhi is already breathing highly polluted air!

In a meeting, Environment Minister Imran Hussain also ordered all the concerned agencies to crackdown against violators of dust control norms.

'Roadside trash in India 1,000 times more toxic to nearby humans than ambient air'
'Roadside trash in India 1,000 times more toxic to nearby humans than ambient air'

Of the nearly two billion tonnes of garbage produced worldwide each year, nearly half of it is burned for disposal, according to some estimates.

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching
'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

A swathe of corals bleached in the northern third of the 2,300-kilometre (1,429-mile) long biodiverse site off the Queensland state coast died after an unprecedented bleaching earlier this year as sea temperatures rose.

Undersides of Antarctic ice sheets are melting at a ‘staggering rate’!
Undersides of Antarctic ice sheets are melting at a ‘staggering rate’!

This irreversible change is happening most likely due to warming of climate.

Pierce Brosnan lends support to whale security, joins campaign to save the gentle giants!
Pierce Brosnan lends support to whale security, joins campaign to save the gentle giants!

"We are passionate about efforts to protect our planet's great whales and their ocean habitat," Brosnan said.

Human noise can adversely affect animal's use of scent
Human noise can adversely affect animal's use of scent

Human-made noise can have a detrimental impact on an animal's use of information from scent, thereby putting them at greater risk of being attacked by predators, new research has found.

Humanity enters ‘new era of climate change’ as CO2 levels break all records: WMO
Humanity enters ‘new era of climate change’ as CO2 levels break all records: WMO

World’s longest established greenhouse gas monitoring station at Mauna Loa in Hawaii estimates carbon dioxide concentrations in atmosphere will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs.

Bird flu claims six more birds in Delhi; toll rises to 64!
Bird flu claims six more birds in Delhi; toll rises to 64!

The deaths of four other birds on Monday were reported from a lake behind Shakti Sthal, the memorial to Indira Gandhi.

Aussie authorities mull legalizing shark nets after rise in attacks
Aussie authorities mull legalizing shark nets after rise in attacks

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said the state would introduce a dedicated legislation to regulate the mesh nets on a trial basis.

Recovery of Great Barrier Reef possible now- Here's how it can be saved
Recovery of Great Barrier Reef possible now- Here's how it can be saved

Australia's Great Barrier Reef was recently declared officially dead in an obituary written by environmental writer Rowan Jacobsen, for Outside Magazine.

At 68-years-old, Snooty, the manatee, declared the oldest living sea cow by Guinness Book of World Records!
At 68-years-old, Snooty, the manatee, declared the oldest living sea cow by Guinness Book of World Records!

His record-holding longevity is courtesy the controlled environment he lives in.

London zoo shares its excitement; welcomes first baby aye-aye lemur! - Watch video
London zoo shares its excitement; welcomes first baby aye-aye lemur! - Watch video

The ZSL London zoo has welcomed the baby aye-aye just in time for Halloween.

Lives of snow leopards in danger; hundreds being killed every year, warns report!
Lives of snow leopards in danger; hundreds being killed every year, warns report!

The lives of the already endangered big cats hang by a thread and there are as few as 4,000 of them remaining and numbers have fallen by a fifth in the last 16 years.

Fish can swim towards predators due to climate change
Fish can swim towards predators due to climate change

These abnormal behaviours are linked to the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) on how the brain processes signals from sensory organs, according to the study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

Delhiites may have to face air pollution for generations to come, warn experts
Delhiites may have to face air pollution for generations to come, warn experts

New studies in this area, indicating that its impact may be 'transgenerational', have unsettled pollution experts and doctors here.

Air pollution in Africa ticks off more life than malnutrition: Study
Air pollution in Africa ticks off more life than malnutrition: Study

The dirty air of Africa is more deadly than unclean water and malnutrition , according to a new research from a global policy forum. The study found that every year around 7,12,000 people die prematurely in Africa due to air pollution.

Delhi bird flu scare: 17 more ducks die in Deer Park
Delhi bird flu scare: 17 more ducks die in Deer Park

Seventeen more ducks died on Saturday due to bird flu in the now closed Deer Park here, the highest number so far in a day.

45-year-old male Tusker rescued after being stranded in Karnataka dam for over 50 days
45-year-old male Tusker rescued after being stranded in Karnataka dam for over 50 days

A 45-year-old male elephant which was stranded in a dam for more than 50 days was finally rescued by authorities on Friday.

Bird flu scare: Six more birds die of avian flu in Delhi, killer strain is H5N8
Bird flu scare: Six more birds die of avian flu in Delhi, killer strain is H5N8

The total count of death of migratory birds in the national capital has now reached 24 with six more birds died on Friday due to bird flu at the now shut Deer Park.