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This card game can help you learn about species

This card game can help you learn about species

Participants who played the Phylo game were not just remembering iconic species like the blue whale and sea otter, but things like phytoplankton, zooplankton and mycorrhizal fungi.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:40 PM IST
50 birds die of mysterious disease in Bihar

50 birds die of mysterious disease in Bihar

Officials of the forest and animal husbandry departments said that the deaths of the 50 birds has surprised them as they had apparently fallen from the trees and died.

Jul 11, 2019, 17:57 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef facing unprecedented challenges

Great Barrier Reef facing unprecedented challenges

Reefs can recover in given time and the right conditions, but there has been little relief from disturbances in recent years to allow significant recovery to occur.

Jul 11, 2019, 17:51 PM IST
Education institutions declare climate emergency

Education institutions declare climate emergency

Talks about a three-point plan that includes going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the latest, mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation, and

Jul 11, 2019, 17:41 PM IST
World not doing enough about climate change: UN

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

The natural environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate: sea levels are rising; ocean acidification is accelerating; the last four years have been the warmest on record; one million plant and

Jul 11, 2019, 16:46 PM IST
Human waste an asset to economy, environment: Study

Human waste an asset to economy, environment: Study

We typically think of sanitation as degrading the environment, but we find ways it could actually help improve it while bringing benefits for people.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
'Common glue may help fight climate change'

'Common glue may help fight climate change'

The researchers cross-linked the polyamine into a solid by using epoxy resin constituting just one-tenth of the mass of the material maximising the CO2-reactive component and avoiding the use of a

Jun 20, 2019, 14:02 PM IST
Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

The study is the latest and perhaps most convincing indication that climate change is eating the Himalayas' glaciers, potentially threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people

Jun 20, 2019, 12:15 PM IST
World's first 'Green concrete' trial begins in Sydney

World's first 'Green concrete' trial begins in Sydney

Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and research and innovation hub called CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) would use results from the trial to create the first set of

Jun 19, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system

Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system

The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps.  

Jun 18, 2019, 12:31 PM IST
Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

The team studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice which make up the vast majority of grain production during the June-to-

Jun 18, 2019, 12:20 PM IST
Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres

Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres

A crew of 747 fire-fighters are fighting the human-caused blaze ignited on June 8, said the authorities, adding that poor weather condition and tall grass have made it difficult to fully contain the

Jun 18, 2019, 12:15 PM IST
Climate change ups the risk of armed conflict

Climate change ups the risk of armed conflict

The research, published in the journal Nature, estimates climate has influenced between three and 20 per cent of armed conflict risk over the last century and that the influence will likely increase

Jun 14, 2019, 16:31 PM IST
Goa government to promote turtle nesting sites on state's beaches

Goa government to promote turtle nesting sites on state's beaches

As part of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP), the state government is working on a Rs 7.58 crore project for conservation of turtles with the participation of local people, the

Jun 14, 2019, 16:17 PM IST
Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets

In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit to be held on September 23 in New York, Chief Executive Officers are being challenged to set even more ambitious targets for their

Jun 14, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere, which is

Jun 14, 2019, 11:25 AM IST
Western Australia to get world's first inflatable surf reef

Western Australia to get world's first inflatable surf reef

The Airwave is a 20-metre round, a 2-metre high dome which sits on the bottom of the ocean about 50 metres from the shore, turning unrideable close-out waves into a surfer's dream.  

Jun 13, 2019, 17:16 PM IST
Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

A Ministerial order with respect to the technical regulations for plastic products will come into effect on July 21, 2019, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Indian expat student collects 15,000kg paper waste in Dubai

Indian expat student collects 15,000kg paper waste in Dubai

The student, Nia Tony, was honoured during the 22nd edition of the Emirates Recycling Awards in Dubai on Monday, reports the Khaleej Times.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:57 PM IST
Hunter becomes the hunted: Tigers' battle for survival

Hunter becomes the hunted: Tigers' battle for survival

The tiger is known as ST-16 allegedly died on Saturday due to the overdose of tranquillizer. This tiger had recently been shifted from Ranthambore to Sariska and its death has left animal lovers sad

Jun 12, 2019, 13:10 PM IST