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ENVIRONMENT NEWS

Rediscovering sustainable development through a Covid-19 lockdown lens

May 08, 2020 1:32 pm

We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.

Coronavirus plastic waste polluting the environment

April 25, 2020 3:07 pm

Gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are critical for those fighting the pandemic but are also widely used by the public. Still, because they're not always disposed of properly, environmentalists fear negative consequences for wildlife and the fight against plastic pollution.

With Fishing Fleets Tied Up, Marine Life Has a Chance to Recover

April 17, 2020 12:08 pm

While evidence of a recovery in marine life is still anecdotal, increases in the presence of mammals such as killer whales, dolphins and seals have been recorded.

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

April 08, 2020 3:26 pm

The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2,900 separate reefs and 900 islands. It is unable to recover because there is not enough time between bleaching events.

Australia’s record heat has resulted in damage to large parts of the Great Barrier Reef

March 27, 2020 10:43 am

Water that is warmer than normal stresses the corals that create a reef, causing them to lose color and even become white. Corals that experience minor or moderate bleaching usually recover, but those that are severely bleached often die.

The health and future of every child is under immediate threat, finds report

February 20, 2020 1:37 pm

Convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet, the commission's report — A Future for the World’s Children? — finds that the health and the future of every child and adolescent is at risk.

Mudflats: The world's great coastal protectors

January 20, 2020 1:39 pm

The rising levels of our global seas pose serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Can nature help?

China announces plan to ban single-use plastic by 2022

January 20, 2020 1:23 pm

In a move to reduce the degrading environmental consequences caused by single use plastics, China aims to reduce the sale,use and production of non-biodegradable plastics.

From using iron kadhai to reducing plastic use: Simple kitchen rules to maintain good health

January 17, 2020 12:27 pm

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar recommends making small changes to kitchen spaces to boost overall health.

Pune NGO aims to grow over billion trees by 2041

January 03, 2020 2:20 pm

“We have a core group of 21 members and an army of more than 5,000 volunteers. They are mostly students — some corporate and local residents in the area also partake in the activities,” said Shubham Ghule, leader of operations, Nelda.

ENVIRONMENT VIDEOS

Science Take | How geckos move across water

December 14, 2018 4:21 pm

The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

December 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.

‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

November 15, 2018 10:07 am

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

November 16, 2018 4:07 pm

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

Human activity wiped more than half of the world’s vertebrates: News in Numbers

November 05, 2018 8:50 am

A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund says that human activity wiped out 60% of the world’s vertebrate population between 1970 and 2014.

UNBOXING: What pollution from vehicles is doing to our city and our body

December 04, 2018 5:37 pm

his month, we sit down with Anumita Roychowdhury, the Executive Director of Centre for Science and environment to understand the impact of pollution from vehicles on the street.

NYT ScienceTake | The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap

October 13, 2018 6:22 pm

A frog’s leap is a study in power and accuracy. So how do frogs do it, and what can humans learn from its mechanics?

On World Environment Day, a look at what countries are doing to promote tiger conservation

June 05, 2018 3:34 pm

In 2018, 12 countries agreed to work on tiger conservation. This is how they are doing. India, while doing well, must realise it is not the time to slowdown.

Jimmy Shergill feels it's important to support films on children

February 26, 2016 3:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill feels it is important to promote films which focus on kids.He said that films which have stories revolving around kids or children as the lead is very important to be promoted.Jimmy Shergill was present at the trailer launch of 'Shortcut Safari.'Directed by Amitabha Singh, 'Shortcut Safari' is a Hindi film whose story revolves around a group of children who get trapped in a dense forest, for three days, during their school outing.The experience of these seven children teaches them the value of mutual respect, team-spirit and perseverance, and also lays importance on a clean environment.

Now tourists can meet Ninja character, enjoy live fishing in Japan

February 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Kanagawa, Feb 18 (ANI): Ninja is the real hero of the war era in Japan and now tourists can meet Ninja characters. At Odawara castle in Kanagawa, the Ninja attracts and entertain the tourists. He even takes visitors pictures and explains them about historic remains. There is a facility for tourists to dress up like Ninja and take pictures. Foreign tourists are more attracted towards Ninja character. Ninja plays an ambassador to introduce Japanese tradition to foreigners. The visitors also practice ‘Shuriken’, a weapon used by Ninja warrior. Tourists from Australia enjoyed using Shuriken. Tourists can also enjoy live fishing at Misaki fishing port in ‘Kanagawa’, south of Tokyo. During winter, Japanese sea provides many other seasonal fish including barracuda, yellowtail and others. Before sending to market, these fishes are divided separately depending on its breed and size. They are later taken for auction at the whole sale market. Splendid alfonsino is uploaded through the year at Misaki fishing port. Especially from winter to spring is the peak season of that fish. It is oily and tasty. Tourist can visit this fishing port freely to see fish uploading. Misaki restaurant is located near the fishing market. It is convenient to enjoy fresh fish meal there. Fresh sashimi and grilled head of Yellow tail is very popular item. Misaki fishing port provides tasty breakfast of fish and best view of Mt Fuji. On every Sunday morning, market is held in the park. It is prosperous with fresh fish, popular Tuna and local vegetable. Japanese express gratitude to rich sea and good environment.