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Deep drilling to study earthquakes in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:44

A major national project involving deep drilling in the earthquake-prone Koyna intra-plate seismic zone in Maharashtra has been initiated by the central government for conducting scientific studies related to earthquakes, a statement said Thursday.

Antarctica may lift sea level sooner than previously thought

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:44

A new study has revealed that Antarctica may raise the sea level faster than previously thought posing threat to the coasts and coastal megacities.

Arapaima, Amazon`s largest fish may go extinct: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 23:46

Arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extint in many areas due to overfishing, revealed scientists.

Endangered sea turtles left stranded in Gujarat

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:54

Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:16

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

HC asks MoEF to test contaminated water of lakes in forests

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:08

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to collect samples from an "artificial" waterbody in a forested area near Fort Tughlakabad here and submit a report on whether it is poisonous and also if it is affecting animals in the area.

Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:55

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:40

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:53

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Govt to take steps to stop poaching of one-horned rhino

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:16

Terming the poaching of one-horned rhino as a serious matter, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said he will hold a meeting in Assam shortly to evolve a strategy to deal with the issue.