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'Strange' marsupial giants roamed ancient Australia

'Strange' marsupial giants roamed ancient Australia

 More than 60 fossil specimens of palorchestids were examined, of varying geologic ages to characterize the function and evolution of their arms and legs.

Sep 16, 2019, 14:59 PM IST
Land under pressure from humans, climate change: IPCC report

Land under pressure from humans, climate change: IPCC report

"Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system. We did this through many contributions from experts and governments worldwide," said IPCC

Aug 08, 2019, 17:28 PM IST
Deaths due to air pollution highest in Rajasthan: Experts

Deaths due to air pollution highest in Rajasthan: Experts

Pointing to measures to curb the pollution, Jaipur Mayor Vishnu Lata said, "We have decided to plant 50,000 trees and run electric buses in the city to arrest the rising level of pollution.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:20 PM IST
UP government to plant 22 crore saplings on August 9

UP government to plant 22 crore saplings on August 9

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to plant 22 crore saplings on the Kranti Diwas on August 9 and 'geotag' them to keep an eye on their growth.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:14 PM IST
Google to neutralise carbon emission for device shipments by 2020

Google to neutralise carbon emission for device shipments by 2020

The tech giant reportedly uses post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in its portfolio of Nest thermostats, with the new pledge set to boost its use of the material, as well as recycled metals.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal likely to intensify in next 24 hours

Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal likely to intensify in next 24 hours

The ministry said that light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (>=20cm) is very likely over Odisha on Auguts

Aug 06, 2019, 15:47 PM IST
World in race to avoid climate catastrophe, says Guterres

World in race to avoid climate catastrophe, says Guterres

Citing the shattering of temperature records in New Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world is in "the race of our lives and for our lives" to avoid a climate change

Aug 02, 2019, 15:51 PM IST
India, UK to launch coalition for disaster-proof infra at UN

India, UK to launch coalition for disaster-proof infra at UN

India had announced the creation of a Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) soon after the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in New Delhi in 2016.

Aug 01, 2019, 15:35 PM IST
Goa ropes in NABARD subsidiary for climate change study

Goa ropes in NABARD subsidiary for climate change study

Government has engaged NABARD Consultancy Services for the preparation of the State Action Plan for Climate Change in Goa.

Aug 01, 2019, 15:21 PM IST
Ethiopia begins campaign to plant 200 million trees a day

Ethiopia begins campaign to plant 200 million trees a day

For this to happen, it is estimated that the 100 million Ethiopian population would have to plant at least 40 trees each. 

Jul 31, 2019, 15:31 PM IST
Tiger turnaround: How over 75,000 frames captured by camera traps helped

Tiger turnaround: How over 75,000 frames captured by camera traps helped

The tiger census was carried out on 3,81,400 sq km in 20 tiger-occupied states, in which camera traps were used at 26,838 locations in a span of 1.5 years.

Jul 31, 2019, 15:24 PM IST
Tiger population growth 'good sign' for meeting UN goals

Tiger population growth 'good sign' for meeting UN goals

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nation's tiger population had reached 2,967.

Jul 31, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
Shark hotspots facing threat from overfishing globally

Shark hotspots facing threat from overfishing globally

Our results show major high seas fishing activities are currently centred on ecologically important shark hotspots worldwide.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:25 PM IST
Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

Cigarette butts -- the most common form of litter on the planet -- significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil affects the germination success and the length of the stem.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Home to 3 world heritage sites, Agra's pollution level remains alarming

Home to 3 world heritage sites, Agra's pollution level remains alarming

River activists here have demanded urgent steps to save the Yamuna, which is slowly dying due to pollution and lack of water.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:03 PM IST
 World's highest aquarium starts trial operation in China's Qinghai

World's highest aquarium starts trial operation in China's Qinghai

The new aquarium is located more than 2,200 meters above sea level in the city of Xining, the capital of Qinghai, representing the first aquarium on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Jul 19, 2019, 17:45 PM IST
India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA

India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA

 The growth in new installed power capacity will lead renewables to generate close to 44 per cent of all electricity consumed in India in 2029-30.  

Jul 19, 2019, 17:37 PM IST
Umiam Dam lifespan reduced by 5 years due to pollution

Umiam Dam lifespan reduced by 5 years due to pollution

During the inspection, the committee found that silt deposits in the dam was very high and all types of waste including plastic waste carried by the highly polluted Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers

Jul 19, 2019, 17:20 PM IST
J&K produces 20,000 tonnes of fish annually

J&K produces 20,000 tonnes of fish annually

J&K has tremendous potential in the fisheries sector and it can become a modern, world class industry as there is 50,000 hectares of water area in the state.

Jul 19, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Researchers show how plastics can be reused

Researchers show how plastics can be reused

The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:04 PM IST