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Earth`s 6th mass extinction begins

Earth`s 6th mass extinction begins

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:53

A study has revealed the early stages of Earth`s 6th mass extinction event, for which human activities are being held responsible.

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:02

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:46

The government plans to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water purposes in the country, Parliament was informed today.

Antarctic fish can survive global warming: Scientist

Antarctic fish can survive global warming: Scientist

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:12

A New Zealand scientist has claimed that a species of Antarctic fish can survive the predicted global warming and sea temperature increase over the next century.

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:41

The government today said that it has so far sanctioned projects for conservation of 62 lakes in 14 states across the country.

56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:33

Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.

CPCB uploads list of industrial units polluting Ganga on its website

CPCB uploads list of industrial units polluting Ganga on its website

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:12

Following an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has uploaded a list of 972 industrial units polluting river Ganga and its tributaries on its website, government said on Thursday.

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:42

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that wood frogs in subarctic interior Alaska survive cold during winter season by freezing themselves below minus 18 degrees Celsius for up to 218 days and then come back to life in the spring season.

Mutilated bear gets new lower jaw in Mexico

Mutilated bear gets new lower jaw in Mexico

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:27

A team of surgeons and veterinarians in Mexico implanted a titanium lower jaw in a bear that was mutilated, an official said.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: Study

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:20

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers have said.