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  • Canadian conservationist warns of “cyber poaching”

    Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals. Steven Cooke, a biology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, says that the very tools used by scientists to study and protect animals and fish are […]

    India’s only volcano active again

    Andaman: The country’s only active volcano located in the remotest Barren Island in Andaman has begun spewing smoke and lava again. A team of scientists led by Dr Abhay V Mudholkar from National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, reported that the volcano is active. The Barren Island volcano, located 140-km north-east of Port Blair, dormant for […]

    Kerala: A group launches helpline number for waste management

    Thiruvananthapuram: In Kerala, Thanal, a city-based group in Thiruvananthapuram has launched a helpline for providing technical support in treating organic waste and managing non-biodegradable solid wastes. The helpline 94001 47150 will provide information and guidance for composting kitchen waste, terrace farming, organic farming, and pest/fungi control by organic means. Free demonstration and technical guidance on […]

    Capital First rallies to raise awareness about air pollution in Delhi

    ​New Delhi: The national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The AQI index in Delhi hovered in the range of 376-450 on normal days, whereas the prescribed norms for any city are 50-100 units.  Thus, on any given day, the air is 4-5 […]

    7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Tsunami warning issued

      New Delhi: A strong magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early today, the country’s meteorological agency said, issuing a tsunami warning for the region’s coast including Fukushima prefecture. The US Geological Agency said that the earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck the country shortly before 6:00 am local time in the Pacific off […]

    China: Beijing issues orange alert for air pollution

    Beijing : In China, Beijing and its adjacent area have issued an orange alert for heavy air pollution which looks set to linger for the next three days. The orange alert, the second highest in the four-tier warning system, came into effect from last night in Beijing. The capital is forecast to see serious air […]

    AP: Sachin Tendulkar adopted village is open defecation free

    Hyderabad: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has announced that his adopted village Puttam Rajuvari Kandriga in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh is open defecation free. Yesterday, Tendulkar visited the village in Gudur mandal that he had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana two years ago. He said, he could remember the […]

    Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

      New Delhi: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the record air pollution in Delhi is a wake up call for the world and if decisive actions are not taken to check it, the smog in National Capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace […]

    Air pollution: SC favours suspension of fire cracker licenses

      New Delhi: Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court yesterday mulled over the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend and not renew the licence for possessing, stocking and selling of fire crackers in the national capital. Reserving its order in the matter, a bench, headed by Chief Justice TS […]