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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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`.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plastic-eating fungus may solve garbage problem

Plastic-eating fungus may solve garbage problem

 In a discovery that may spell good news for the environment, a novel fungus capable of degrading polyurethane (PU) plastics has been identified by Chinese researchers, a media report said on Saturday.

President Pranab Mukherjee raises concerns over environmental degradation

President Pranab Mukherjee raises concerns over environmental degradation

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said it was high time to think about intensity of the environmental degradation and steps to stop it.

New worm-inspired material adapts to its environment

The protein material designed and modelled by researchers, including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, expands and contracts based on changing pH levels and ion concentrations.

Children who play outdoors protect environment, says study

Children who play outdoors protect environment, says study

Environmental awareness programmes like Girl Guides or Boy Scouts may help develop children's environmental awareness and action, according to researchers.