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World Water Day: Five clever ways to save water at home!
World Water Day: Five clever ways to save water at home!

Here are a few tips to save and conserve water at home.

PM Narendra Modi urges people to conserve forests
PM Narendra Modi urges people to conserve forests

Meanwhile at a function in Delhi, Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said that every individual should plant at least 10 to 15 trees during their lifetime.

Even bumblebees don't like to share expertise with newcomers
Even bumblebees don't like to share expertise with newcomers

The researchers then allowed two bees in at a time: One more experienced resident, and one a newcomer. 

International Day of Forest: Save forest, save water!
International Day of Forest: Save forest, save water!

This joint program will raise awareness about the interconnections of forests and water.

Naruto monkey files appeal to claim selfie
Naruto monkey files appeal to claim selfie

The animal right organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has reportedly filed an appeal against a lower court's decision in January this year that declined to give a macaque monkey the right to his famous selfie taken in Indonesia in 2011.

World Sparrow Day: Ten interesting facts about our feathered friends!
World Sparrow Day: Ten interesting facts about our feathered friends!

House sparrows can be easily recognized because they live very close to humans.

Carbon pricing key to delivering India's climate targets
Carbon pricing key to delivering India's climate targets

With the date of signing of the Paris climate change agreement in April approaching fast and its ratification to follow soon, it has been stated that there is a carbon pricing opportunity for India.

New golden frog species found

 Researchers have discovered a new species of pale-gold coloured frog in the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia.

Wild baby wolverines caught on camera—Watch it here!
Wild baby wolverines caught on camera—Watch it here!

Have you ever seen a picture or a video of wild wolverines? Well, you might not have as it is very difficult for the wild life photographers to click them. It can be mainly because they live in some of the most inhospitable places, and in the most remote regions of our planet.

Endangered bird spotted in China
Endangered bird spotted in China

 Forestry authorities in China's Sichuan province confirmed the sighting of a white-eared night heron, the most endangered of the heron species, numbering less than 1,000 globally.

Delhi to join 10th Earth Hour on March 19
Delhi to join 10th Earth Hour on March 19

As the Earth Hour coincides with the India-Pakistan match in ongoing T20 World Cup, BSES urged Delhiites to cheer for India while observing the Earth Hour.

Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?
Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?

An ice shelf which is roughly twice the size of Manhattan has been spotted by NASA scientists, forming across one of Antarctica's ice shelves.

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive
52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 endangered turtles were found trapped in a 20 ft-long poacher's net in Keetham Lake, located in Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.

Our report will open talks on need for better clean action plan: Greenpeace

Downplaying Greenpeace India's recent report which said India overtook China's air pollution levels in 2015, the Centre Tuesday said the study was based on "extrapolated and constructed" data "without" field validation.

Ministry, Ecotourism Society to promote sustainable tourism

The tourism ministry and the ESOI published the 'Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India' two years ago and carried it to the grassroots through advocacy workshops. 

Shocking! Dead whale washes ashore; people click photographs
Shocking! Dead whale washes ashore; people click photographs

The photographs showed people getting close to the whale, climbing atop its vast body and smiling away for a photo-op.

Coral bleaching threat rises in the Great Barrier Reef
Coral bleaching threat rises in the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching, a process in which corals lose their colour due to environmental stress, is a consequence of the rise in the superficial temperature of the sea to 33 degrees Celsius in February.

Water around the globe distributes with rising temperature
Water around the globe distributes with rising temperature

According to the researchers, this study shows how climate change is altering the spatial patterns and amounts of precipitation, where it comes from and where it falls.

Sea level swings may rise due to dueling climate cycles!
Sea level swings may rise due to dueling climate cycles!

Over the last 30 years, the seesaw’s wobbles have been more extreme, causing variations in sea levels up to three times higher than those observed in the previous 30 years.

World's biggest waste incineration plant planned in China
World's biggest waste incineration plant planned in China

By 2018, the three plants in total will be able to dispose 10,300 tonnes of waste every day, he added.

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt
Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

The Zoological Survey of India conducted studies, through which, 96,000 animal species were recorded to inhabit India.

Is it time to declare a climate emergency? February breaks global temperature records!
Is it time to declare a climate emergency? February breaks global temperature records!

This has come as a huge shock and has added to the growing concern over the rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases.

Why nights are getting more rapidly warmer than days
Why nights are getting more rapidly warmer than days

 Researchers have discovered why more rapid warming at night compared to the day, which has been seen around the globe in recent decades, is likely to continue.

Bhutan welcomes newborn Prince by planting over 1 lakh trees
Bhutan welcomes newborn Prince by planting over 1 lakh trees

King Khesar and Queen Pema of Bhutan announced the birth of their first child on February 5, 2016.

Extreme weather can now be linked to climate change
Extreme weather can now be linked to climate change

Climate science has progressed so much that it has the ability to detect human-induced global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as floods, heat waves and droughts, as per an international National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report.

Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!
Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!

The annual growth rate of carbon dioxide jumped by 3.05 parts per million (ppm) during 2015, the largest year-on-year increase in 56 years.

Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands
Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands

A new species of narrow-mouthed frog has just been discovered in the laterite rock formations of India's coastal plains and has been named Microhyla laterite after its natural habitat.

Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away
Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away

Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle as a new study suggests that geoengineers will not be able to pump away the rising tides.

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic
Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

 The researchers at Stanford University of the US have found a way to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses, into plastic.

Five submerged 'Apostles' discovered near Australian landmark
Five submerged 'Apostles' discovered near Australian landmark

The cluster of stand-alone boulders, which stand approximately 30 to 40 metres tall, were nicknamed the Twelve Apostles in the 1920s, despite the fact that only nine were visible.