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Global warming may threaten World Heritage sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:54

Some of the world`s most recognisable and important landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Sydney Opera House could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia, a new study has warned.

`Delhi`s nomination submitted for world heritage status`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 22:31

The nomination of Delhi`s imperial capital cities has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre for inclusion in the world heritage list in January.

Australia claims substantial progress on reef protection

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 15:09

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:28

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Skeleton discovery suggests human ancestor had gorilla-like upper body

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:58

A new research into the discovery of partial skeleton, suggests that the human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body, and more adaptive to its environment than previously believed.

Delay in declaring Majuli island world heritage site

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:22

The delay for the World Heritage Site tag to Majuli river island in Assam was due to non receipt of required documents from the central government, UNESCO-Country Director Shiregu Aoyogi said Wednesday.

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:51

A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a "Godzilla" like monster.

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:04

Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

`India has one of the richest repositories of heritage`: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 22:53

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India has one of the richest repositories of heritage anywhere in the world and it is critical that attempts are made to find practical and innovative ways to preserve and maintain this heritage.

Vagaries of nature driving Sundarban villagers mad

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:51

A number of environmental threats including that of climate change and man-animal conflict are driving villagers in Sundarban islands towards madness and even suicide.

Taj Mahal to be adopted under Clean India campaign

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:11

The Taj Mahal, a Unesco World Heritage site, will be adopted under the Clean India Campaign, the tourism ministry and Agra officials said Tuesday.

US politician proposes bill for park in the moon

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 19:36

A US politician has asked law-makers to support a national historical park on the moon that would make Neil Armstrong`s first footprints a UNESCO World Heritage Site.