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Pay heed to water use in climate change mitigation: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:24

Besides cutting greenhouse gas emissions, technology, policies or plans that aim to slow down climate change should also take environmental factors such as water usage into account, say researchers.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:11

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

Fish consuming vast quantities of plastic ocean waste

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:09

Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.

Bombay HC forms panel to check pollution, sanitation during festival

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:29

The Bombay High Court today formed a high-powered committee to provide proper sanitation and monitor pollution in Chandrabhaga river in the holy town of Pandharpur for the Asadi Ekadashi festival on July 9 amidst reports of manual scavenging prevailing there.

65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles spotted

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:26

Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.

India should be flexible on climate change: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:24

Former union minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said India should be more flexible in its response to climate change otherwise it faces the risk of being isolated by other BASIC nations - Brazil, South Africa and China.

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:12

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.

Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:22

Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study.

Kangaroos use tail as extra leg to walk, shows study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:14

Kangaroos use their tail as an extra leg when they walk, new Australian research revealed Wednesday.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:08

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.