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Worldwide glacier melting can't be prevented in this century: Study

Worldwide glacier melting can't be prevented in this century: Study

According to researchers, 500 meters by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogram of glacier ice in the long run.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:34 PM IST
International Day of Forests: Reasons why greenery is important for human survival

International Day of Forests: Reasons why greenery is important for human survival

Forests provide a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits that improve our quality of life.

Mar 21, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
Carcass of sea creature resembling Loch Ness Monster washes ashore at Georgia beach - See pic

Carcass of sea creature resembling Loch Ness Monster washes ashore at Georgia beach - See pic

The marine creature stretched to around 5 feet and had an elongated neck and a small head.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050: Report

World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050: Report

The exodus could create a looming humanitarian crisis and will threaten the development process.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:22 PM IST
France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

According to NASA monitoring, between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica lost 125 gigatonnes of ice per year, causing sea levels worldwide to rise by 0.35 millimeters annually.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that had affected his muscles and bones and also gave him extensive skin wounds.

Mar 20, 2018, 12:54 PM IST
World Sparrow Day: Facts about our feathered friends and why they are disappearing

World Sparrow Day: Facts about our feathered friends and why they are disappearing

Once found in huge numbers across the world, the sparrow is slowly making its way to the endangered list.

Mar 20, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
Avalanche warning issued for J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Avalanche warning issued for J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued an avalanche warning on Friday for the next 24 hours for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Mar 16, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
Cyclones: Know what precautions and safety measures to take

Cyclones: Know what precautions and safety measures to take

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), India has released a series of precautions and safety measures for people to take in case of a cyclone.

Mar 16, 2018, 16:10 PM IST
We enforce strict quality control: Indian companies on plastic in water bottles report

We enforce strict quality control: Indian companies on plastic in water bottles report

The findings suggested that a person who drinks a liter of bottled water a day might be consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles each year.

Mar 16, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
Sounds of a real 'volcanic thunder' recorded for the first time – Listen

Sounds of a real 'volcanic thunder' recorded for the first time – Listen

In the future, researchers could use thunder as a proxy for volcanic lightning, which is produced by charged particles in the ash clouds. 

Mar 16, 2018, 11:04 AM IST
Toilet water as tasty as bottled water, say scientists

Toilet water as tasty as bottled water, say scientists

Two-thirds of humanity currently live in zones that experience water scarcity at least one month a year. Half of those people are in China and India.

Mar 15, 2018, 16:39 PM IST
Rare Australian dolphin at risk of extinction: Study

Rare Australian dolphin at risk of extinction: Study

They are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of threatened species.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

As public discontent mounted over the country's choking smog, China's ruling Communist Party made clean air a priority.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia

Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia

One of just a few Megalodon specimens in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, "very few people" knew of its location, he added, without elaborating on exactly how many.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Bizarre! 11-foot-long Burmese python devours deer that weighs more than itself

Bizarre! 11-foot-long Burmese python devours deer that weighs more than itself

In a rare case, a 11-foot-long Burmese python consumed an entire deer that weighs more than the snake itself.

Mar 13, 2018, 12:46 PM IST
Watch: Orangutan in Indonesian zoo caught smoking a cigarette

Watch: Orangutan in Indonesian zoo caught smoking a cigarette

This is not the first that a zoo orangutan has been caught sneaking a smoke in Indonesia, which has an abysmal record of animal protection and one of the world's highest smoking rates.

Mar 09, 2018, 10:46 AM IST
Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

With dry seasons now becoming longer, women are working harder to feed and care for their families without support. 

Mar 08, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Study reveals termites sacrifice elderly, use females as cannon fodder in ant wars

Study reveals termites sacrifice elderly, use females as cannon fodder in ant wars

Such an ageist system boosts the life expectancy of soldiers by keeping them safe when they are younger.

Mar 07, 2018, 18:07 PM IST
Oldest reptile that could shed its tail to escape predators identified

Oldest reptile that could shed its tail to escape predators identified

Interestingly, the research team found that young captorhinids had well-formed cracks, while those in some adults tended to fuse up.

Mar 07, 2018, 17:59 PM IST