Ganga cleaning improves aquatic life

The better the transparency, the more is the penetration of sunlight in water which is good for aquatic plants

Haridwar: The Ganga cleanliness drive is helping improve the river’s aquatic life. The better the transparency, the more is the penetration of sunlight in water which is good for aquatic plants Researchers who studied the condition of the river before and after the latest mass cleanliness drive say there have been visible positive results. The More...

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Fifty years ago, cardinals were rare in the north-eastern United States
By IANS On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Warming climate restructuring bird population

Washington: Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research More...

A two-member KSBB delegation is among the 8,000 environmentalists from every country in the world attending the meeting
By IANS On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

Thiruvananthapuram: The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South More...

Water quality assessment of the samples collected indicated that the level of chemicals and pollution in the lake was far beyond the acceptable discharge standards
By IANS On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Water in artificial lake in Tughlakabad area contaminated

New Delhi: The environment ministry on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that the artificial lake at the Tughlakabad Ridge area is contaminated and is posing threat to the birds and animals in the forest that depend More...

Rainwater seeped into the sub-soil and mixed with the contaminated fluid coming from the damaged reactors
By IANS On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Radiation increases in Fukushima acquifiers after typhoon

Tokyo: The level of radioactive contamination detected in the underground water of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has increased after torrential rain caused by a typhoon last week, the plant operator said on More...

Last year, on three different days, thousands of fish were found dead in Mathura and Agra
By IANS On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Yamuna reduced to sewer canal — again

Vrindavan/Mathura: Thousands daily pack the ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura, Agra and Bateshwar for a holy dip in the Yamuna during this month of Kartik. But most come out with curses due to the stink from dead fish More...

The technology is used in the Asia-Pacific, South America, Europe and Mexico
By IANS On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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At Modi’s behest, machines to replant trees for highway development

New Delhi: “Trees will have to be cut,” is the constant hurdle when it comes to highway development and other infrastructure project. The solution lies in replanting even fully-grown trees as has been More...

The IMD has also issued storm surge warning. Storm surge would inundate low lying areas of north coastal Andhra
By Agencies On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Cyclone nears Andhra coast, 200,000 people to be evacuated

Visakhapatnam: With cyclonic storm Hudhud set to hit the Andhra coast on Sunday, the authorities are preparing to evacuate more than 200,000 people in four coastal districts to safer places. The IMD has also issued More...

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hudhud yesterday as it reached hurricane-force
By Agencies On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Cyclone Hudhud headed for landfall in India: NASA

Washington: Tropical cyclone Hudhud is expected to intensify and peak to around 100 knots (185 kmph) before landfall near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh late on Sunday, forecasts based on NASA data show. NASA’s More...

East Coast Railway have announced cancellation of 35 trains and diversion of 31 others
By Indileak Web Desk On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Over 40 trains cancelled in view of cyclone

Hyderabad: With severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ heading to hit eastern coast, Indian Railways have cancelled over 40 trains and diverted many others. East Coast Railway have announced cancellation of More...