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Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:47

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.

55 species of herpetofauna found in Manas landscape

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:31

At least 55 species of herpetofauna, comprising 20 amphibian species and 35 reptile species, have been recorded in a recent survey conducted in the Greater Indo-Bhutan Manas landscape.

India`s forest cover up: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:06

India`s overall forest cover has increased by 5,871 sq km since 2011 and the maximum rise has been witnessed in West Bengal (3,810 sq km) followed by Odisha (1,444 sq km) and Kerala (622 sq km), a report released Tuesday said.

Antarctic winds speeding up ice melt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 19:25

Changes in the winds blowing over Antarctica are warming the waters under the continental ice shelf, says a new study.

Satellite data may predict floods almost a year in advance

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:45

Based on satellite monitoring of the gravitational field of a river basin, researchers have found a new way to predict which rivers are prone to dangerous flooding 11 months in advance.

New duck-billed dinosaur footprints found in US

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:55

Duck-billed dinosaurs not only lived in multi-generational herds but thrived in the ancient high latitude, polar ecosystem as paleontologists have discovered a remarkable new track site filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints in Denali National Park, Alaska.

IBM signs up to help fight China`s war on smog

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:08

IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud computing technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital`s persistent smog.

Global initiative seeks answers to eco-challenges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:00

A unique global initiative which aims to mobilise experience and expertise to help find solutions to some of the world`s most pressing environmental and social challenges was launched here Sunday.

Your old smartphone can help save forests

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:55

What if your old smartphone could hide in a forest, listen to poachers and illegal loggers and report incidents directly to the authorities?

Secret to slow ageing found... for flowers

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 17:07

Your bouquets could now remain fresh for much longer as researchers have found a technique that could slow down ageing of flowers by up to half, a finding that could lead to unravelling secrets on how to prevent cell decay in other organisms.