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Diwali 2017: Why should your pets suffer while you celebrate?

Diwali 2017: Why should your pets suffer while you celebrate?

With the onset of the Diwali season every year, vets report increase in anxiety disorders, such as stress colitis.

Oct 18, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
Won't burst crackers on Diwali, say 87% citizens of Delhi-NCR

Won't burst crackers on Diwali, say 87% citizens of Delhi-NCR

With the air quality reduced to toxic levels – five times the safe levels set by the WHO – Delhi features in the list of the most polluted cities in the world.

Oct 18, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
India can reduce 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas: Study

India can reduce 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas: Study

Merely by conservation of nature, and reforestation, about 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emission could be reduced by 2030. 

Oct 17, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
Whales, dolphins follow rich 'human-like' culture, says study

Whales, dolphins follow rich 'human-like' culture, says study

Further, vocal mimicry and 'signature whistles' used by dolphins to make a call associated with an individual when they're not there, suggests they too gossip about each other. 
 

Oct 17, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Even in worst-case scenario, repetition of Diwali 2016 pollution unlikely: SAFAR

Even in worst-case scenario, repetition of Diwali 2016 pollution unlikely: SAFAR

Delhi faced its worst air pollution and smog in 17 years the following day after Diwali 2016, with unabated and unchecked stubble burning in neighbouring states being coupled with additional emissions from Diwali firecrackers bought the PM2.5 volume to over 600 units.

Oct 17, 2017, 09:11 AM IST
Air quality worsens in Delhi, use of masks advised

Air quality worsens in Delhi, use of masks advised

Based on the major pollutant volume of PM2.5, or particles with diameter lesser than 2.5 mm, all the recorded regions in Delhi and NCR saw three to four times the safe limit of the pollutants.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Over the years, the dramatic meltdown of ice in the Arctic Ocean has received great attention and is easy to observe through satellite images.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Diwali 2017: Go green, celebrate the festival of lights in these 5 eco-friendly ways

Diwali 2017: Go green, celebrate the festival of lights in these 5 eco-friendly ways

Keeping the increasing air pollution in mind and the consequential impact on people's health, the Supreme Court ordered a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1. 

Oct 16, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Diwali 2017: Will Delhi choke again despite Diwali firecracker ban?

Diwali 2017: Will Delhi choke again despite Diwali firecracker ban?

According to a study, people in Delhi smoke 30 cigarettes in a day – that's how polluted the air is at present.  

Oct 16, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
US detective rescues 9-foot-long Yellow Anaconda with her bare hands - Watch

US detective rescues 9-foot-long Yellow Anaconda with her bare hands - Watch

The exotic snake was found on the east side of Leon County, near Louvinia Drive. 

Oct 15, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how

Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how

A detailed analysis showed that around 10 percent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

The SC put a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till October 31, keeping the increasing pollution under consideration.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
36 adorable baby pandas make debut at China's breeding centers - Watch

36 adorable baby pandas make debut at China's breeding centers - Watch

The China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center successfully bred 42 panda cubs in 2017 reaching a historic high, out of which 36 made their public appearance.

Oct 13, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Hormone therapy safe for women with migraine: Study

Hormone therapy safe for women with migraine: Study

Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
 

Oct 13, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Back from the dead? Feared extinct, Burmese star tortoise make appearance again

Back from the dead? Feared extinct, Burmese star tortoise make appearance again

The medium-sized Burmese star tortoise is found only in Myanmar's central dry zone.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
The problem tigress of Nagpur's Bor Tiger Reserve: This is why her life is under debate

The problem tigress of Nagpur's Bor Tiger Reserve: This is why her life is under debate

In June 2017, the Bombay High Court quashed an order by the Maharashtra Forest Department to shoot the tigress in Bramhapuri itself after her killings were reported. 

Oct 12, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Delhi air quality to further deteriorate in next two days

Delhi air quality to further deteriorate in next two days

PM2.5, or the particles in air with diameter less than 2.5mm, is one of the major and common pollutant with direct consequences on life expectancy.

Oct 10, 2017, 17:35 PM IST
Earth turned into a snowball 300 million years ago, says study

Earth turned into a snowball 300 million years ago, says study

Scientists from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany found that when trees in vast forests died during the Carboniferous and Permian periods, the carbon dioxide (CO2) they absorbed from the atmosphere while growing was buried.

Oct 10, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Black rhinos to be re-introduced in Chad post deal with South Africa

Black rhinos to be re-introduced in Chad post deal with South Africa

Black rhinos are officially listed as critically endangered but are still native to the mainly eastern and southern African countries of Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Will SC order banning firecracker sale on Diwali improve air quality in Delhi-NCR?

Will SC order banning firecracker sale on Diwali improve air quality in Delhi-NCR?

While the Supreme Court's ruling of banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, 2017 comes as a silver lining for the air in the national capital, will the people be able to restrain themselves to buy them from elsewhere?  

Oct 09, 2017, 13:29 PM IST