Environment

US eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

US eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

Roads, lights, cameras and sensors will be installed in addition to extra barriers, the Department of Homeland Security said.

Aug 02, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?

Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?

A study warns that antibiotics may be harming the good microbes that are essential to a healthy environment.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the flora and fauna. 

Jul 21, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

Environmental experts feel that the traditional heritage of environment protection that India has can be utilised to deal with the dangers associated with environment.

Jul 11, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Late 'crocodile hunter' Steve Irwin to be honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late 'crocodile hunter' Steve Irwin to be honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Steve Irwin, who was fatally stabbed by a stingray's barb at the age of 44, was renowned for his daring antics, and unwavering commitment to environmental protection, which saw him rise to international fame and amass millions of fans worldwide.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

When children don`t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese.

Jun 18, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

The last expedition of similar scale in Tibet, regarded as roof of the world was conducted in the 1970s.

Jun 18, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

The Plant Discoveries 2016 - a compilation published by BSI on June 5 - reveals 206 species as new to science, and 113 species having new distributional record for India.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:51 AM IST
Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment

Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment

The discovery took place as part of the Dead Sea Deep Drilling project which harnessed a 1,500-foot-deep drill core to delve into the Dead Sea basin.

Jun 06, 2017, 23:54 PM IST
World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems.

Jun 05, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Grow food at home to save environment: Expert

Grow food at home to save environment: Expert

When it comes to issues of global warming, green house gases and pollution, even the smallest efforts made by different individuals count, but where to start always remains the big question.

Jun 04, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Connecting with nature means connecting with oneself, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Connecting with nature means connecting with oneself, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

He spoke about conservation and said that we have to connect with nature to nurture a better planet.

May 28, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

As per reports, the water level in the freshwater body has gone down by an unprecedented 18 feet below the normal level this summer, causing huge concerns amongst environmentalists and tourists alike.

May 26, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Dave was wonderful advocate for environment, says UNEP chief Erik Solheim on his death

Dave was wonderful advocate for environment, says UNEP chief Erik Solheim on his death

"Deeply sad to hear that Anil Dave has passed away," Solheim tweeted. He said Dave was "such a wonderful advocate for the environment -- we'll miss him dearly".

May 18, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Scientists develop new material that adapts to environment

Researchers, including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, looked at a sea worm called Nereis virens in order to create a material, which has the ability to be flexible or rigid at convenience.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:42 PM IST
Material that changes properties according to environment developed

Material that changes properties according to environment developed

The team found that at the molecular level, the structure of protein material is strengthened when the environment contains zinc ions and certain pH indexes.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
How climate change actually fuels terrorism

How climate change actually fuels terrorism

A report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday that terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources such as water as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, further compounding and exacerbating resource scarcities.

Apr 20, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places

A historic leatherworking quarter in Bangladesh once labelled among the most polluted places on earth was shut today as police enforced a court ruling to protect a vital waterway.

Apr 07, 2017, 00:53 AM IST

Fungus that devours plastic may help clean environment

 Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an unexpected solution to the growing plastic problem in the form of a soil fungus.

Apr 02, 2017, 16:31 PM IST