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Parents kill two rare Asiatic lion cubs born at French zoo

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:16

Two of three extremely rare Asiatic lion cubs born in a French zoo last year have been killed by their parents, zoo officials said, in a blow to conservation efforts.

Modern day lion`s ancestor lived 124,000 years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:09

A genetic analysis of living lions and museum specimens has found that the modern day lions` most recent common ancestor lived around 124,000 years ago.

HC notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:01

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.

Human-to-dolphin translator reports first successful interaction

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 21:57

Researchers testing a real-life human-to- dolphin translator have reported the first successful use of their technology with a bottlenose dolphin.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Arctic melt season lengthening, ocean rapidly warming: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 13:44

The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is increasing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap`s thickness.

UN to showcase initiatives against climate change

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 09:39

Communities, cities, businesses and governments that are taking the lead in tackling climate change can apply to have their game-changing initiatives recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:21

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

New UN report shows global warming`s growing impact on climate change

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:54

A new report from the UN has warned that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible".

Climate change could `lead` to extinction of humans: Expert

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:47

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest threats that our world is facing right now. Scientists and experts around the world have expressed grave concerns about the dangerous effects which climate change will have on our daily lives. All parts of the globe are now facing brunt of climate change in the face of recent devastating extreme weather events.