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Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes

Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:48

A chimpanzee`s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than previously thought, according to a new study.

Budget has many nice words, some money but no direction: CSE

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:24

An environment think tank today said although the union budget had "many nice words and some money" but it failed to show any direction for "real change."

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:12

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Economic Survey: Business environment needs to be made easier

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:21

Pitching for a conducive business environment, the government on Wednesday said the cost of doing business in India has created "incentives" for corporates to look for investments in other countries.

India`s forest cover up: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:06

India`s overall forest cover has increased by 5,871 sq km since 2011 and the maximum rise has been witnessed in West Bengal (3,810 sq km) followed by Odisha (1,444 sq km) and Kerala (622 sq km), a report released Tuesday said.

Top military leaders of US, Japan and S Korea meet in Hawaii

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 07:52

Top military leadership of the US, Japan and S Korea have met in Hawaii to discuss the evolving security environment in the Asia Pacific region and exchange views on regional security issues, the Pentagon said.

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:37

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

PIL accuses two Adani firms of violation of green norms

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:03

The Gujarat High Court issued notice to Adani Power Ltd and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd in response to a public interest litigation which alleges violation of environmental norms in the Mundra tehsil of Kutch district.

Environment Ministry panel to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:50

A panel constituted by the Environment Ministry is likely to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area next week as part of the Ministry`s efforts to demarcate the eco-sensitive zone around it.

LEGO bricks used to study plant growth

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:37

Researchers are using LEGO bricks to build controlled environments to study how variations in climate and soil affect plant growth.

Delhi tops list for fatal road accidents

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:19

Delhi tops the list among cities in the country in terms of fatal road accidents with five people - four of whom are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders -- losing their lives every day, a report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed today.

IWPC calls for harassment-free working environments in media

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:20

The Indian Women`s Press Corps (IWPC) today strongly condemned work-related harassment of women in the media industry and stressed on the need to establish and ensure harassment-free working environments to enable woman journalists to work freely and fearlessly.