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Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:03

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

New species of mayfly discovered in India

New species of mayfly discovered in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:21

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.

Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:28

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached 173 bird in the country as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

Climate change may slowdown crop production in 20 years

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:36

A new study has revealed that climate change could lead to major crop production slowdown in the next 20 years.

India wants upscaling of ambition in Kyoto Protocol period

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:20

India today emphasised the need for immediate upscaling of ambition in the Kyoto Protocol second Commitment period and its early ratification by all Kyoto Protocol Parties.

Efforts on to monitor Himalayan glaciers: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:52

The Minister of state for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said that efforts are underway for the regular monitoring of the dynamics and climate studies of the Himalayan glaciers.

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

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

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

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.