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Hot, humid Saturday in Delhi, rain likely on Sunday

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Hot, humid Saturday in Delhi, rain likely on Sunday

New Delhi, July 23 – The capital experienced a hot and humid day on Saturday with the maximum temperature settling at 34.8 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met office said. It has forecast rain or drizzle on Sunday. Generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is likely to occur on Sunday, an […]

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Maneka, Javadekar lock horns on culling of animals

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Maneka, Javadekar lock horns on culling of animals

NEW DELHI(PTI):Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today slammed the Environment Ministry for allowing culling of wild animals, saying she cannot understand this “lust” for killing, but Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar defended the action insisting it is done on request of states to protect crops. The outburst from Ms. Maneka, who holds the Women and Child Development […]

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Arctic regions getting greener due to climate change: NASA

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Arctic regions getting greener due to climate change: NASA

Washington:Due to changing climate, Arctic regions of North America are getting greener, with almost a third of the land cover looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems, according to a new NASA study. With 87,000 images taken from Landsat satellites, converted into data that reflects the amount of healthy vegetation on the ground, the […]

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Number of rare dolphins on the rise in China

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Number of rare dolphins on the rise in China

The population of endangered Chinese white dolphins has increased in the last five years in the country as its total number now stands at 2,060, authorities said on Wednesday. There are now 2,060 endangered Chinese white dolphins living near an estuary of the Pearl River, marine authorities said. Definitely, an increase A Chinese white dolphin […]

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World Environment day: Go wild for life

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World Environment day: Go wild for life

Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: Due to various human activities the greenery is decreasing day by day. The increasing level of pollution and the decreasing numbers of tree causes a global awareness. In order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human lives and to solve the environmental […]

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Water staircases in seas

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Water staircases in seas

New Delhi,SHUBASHREE DESIKAN:Internal waves, which move vertically through the ocean, can sometimes pass through “water staircases,” which are steplike variations of density of water, in such as manner as to churn up the underlying warm, salty water, thereby increasing the temperature of the top, cooler layers, according to a paper published in Physical Review Fluids. […]

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6 Amazing Wildlife Encounters, beyond the Tiger

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6 Amazing Wildlife Encounters, beyond the Tiger

Mumbai:Predator’s eyeWatching wildlife in their natural habitat is exhilarating. So every time I’m amidst nature, I look out for anything that flutters, moves, crawls or slithers, and most of the time, it’s rewarding. Just 2km into the 9.5km nature trail at Sri Lanka’s Horton PlainsNational Park, I heard a river rushing somewhere on my right. […]

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Forest man of India: An extraordinary Assamese with high vision

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Forest man of India: An extraordinary Assamese with high vision

Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: A significant number of people on this earth is aware of the fact that 16% of Earth’s species at risk of extinction due to climate change and global warming. But hardly there are a few people who really broader about this extinction. The earth has lost more than half of her natural […]

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The greater one is horned Rhino in Assam

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The greater one is horned Rhino in Assam

Shillong, Prangan Duarah: Rhino, The third largest animal in the world represents a uniqueness and power of wildlife. There are five varieties of Rhino alive in this current earth and amongst them, the greater one-horned rhino is the largest of the rhino species. Best-known for their single black horn of about 8-25 inches long, power […]

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MoEF pauses wildlife clearances due to absence of ESZ

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MoEF pauses wildlife clearances due to absence of ESZ

New Delhi(PTI): The sluggish pace of eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) demarcation by several state governments has prompted the environment ministry to put on hold consideration of projects, situated around protected areas, for wildlife clearance. The standing committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has decided that they will not consider projects for wildlife clearance until ESZ’s […]

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