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Dredging can double fatal disease risks in corals: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:19

A new study has revealed that coral reefs face more than twice as much coral disease risks at dredging sites than at control sites.

Not considering artificial rainmaking programme: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:02

The government is not considering any artificial rainfall/cloud seeding programmes with the help of state governments and commercial firms due to scarcity in rainfall, parliament was told Thursday.

67% rural households don`t have access to toilets: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:59

The government today said that over 67 per cent rural households of the country do not have access to toilets as per Census 2011 and that it will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) to accelerate the pace of sanitation coverage.

3 projects for interlinking of rivers identified: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:54

Government today said it has identified three projects for interlinking of rivers and all such initiatives will be taken only when the concerned state governments give their concurrence.

Ganga action plan may be extended to other rivers: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:49

The government today said that based on the outcome of the action plan on Ganga, it may extend it to other major rivers of the country.

Nagoya Protocol to help conserve biodiversity: Javadekar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:42

The Nagoya Protocol, which will create incentives to conserve biodiversity, has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, India today said.

Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:28

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.

Indonesia now country with world`s highest deforestation rate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:37

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world`s most endangered species.

India, Brazil ink deal on cooperation in environment

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:41

India and Brazil Wednesday signed an agreement in Brasilia on cooperation in the field of environment, the external affairs ministry said.

Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:58

In a bid to get a better understanding of the effects of global climate change, New Zealand scientists will begin a project to measure Antarctic sea ice from below this coming southern summer.