Human activities

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
Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Understanding all causes of the sea ice retreat is crucial for accurately projecting the rate of future loss, and trying to slow it.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Nature 170 times behind humans in the race to cause climate change, warn researchers!

Nature 170 times behind humans in the race to cause climate change, warn researchers!

They have for the first time come up with a mathematical equation - known as the Anthropocene equation - to describe the impact of human activity on the Earth system.

Feb 13, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
Street dog deaths largely human-influenced: Study

Street dog deaths largely human-influenced: Study

Further, the study shows how humans are also responsible for a skewed sex ratio in dog population.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

Civilization has crossed tipping point of sustainability due to human activities

A recent study has suggested that civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activities.

Jan 16, 2015, 13:09 PM IST
Human activity possible reason for plummeting Cheetahs

Human activity possible reason for plummeting Cheetahs

A new study has revealed that it might have been human activity which is responsible for the decline in number of cheetahs.

Oct 03, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities

Human activities are directly responsible for rising levels of atmospheric water vapour, the most abundant greenhouse gas and a key driver of global warming, scientists say.

Jul 29, 2014, 17:31 PM IST

Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scientists said.

Jul 29, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

Earth`s extinction rate highly exaggerated: Study

Contrary to the current belief that about half of earth`s plants and animals would go extinct over the next century because of human activities, a study has found that this extinction rate is overly exaggerated.

Apr 20, 2014, 16:57 PM IST

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

Mar 24, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Sumatran tiger population threatened by human activities

Sumatran tigers - the tiger specie found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra - is on the verge of extinction due to high levels of human activities, a new research has suggested.

Jun 30, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

`Human activities may be harming desert diversity`

Human-induced activities may be destabilising desert ecosystems across the world, a new study has claimed.

Sep 08, 2012, 12:57 PM IST