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Post-FRI Report: Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner orders removal of concrete, pavers around trees

The FRI report had specified that serious root damage has been caused to the trees due to cemented tiles, road widening and cycle track construction in Chandigarh, making them more prone to fall during high-speed winds.

India's soaring demand for cooling technologies portends significant environmental concerns

The government’s launch of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) on March 8 is a bold response to addressing India’s future cooling needs while neutralising its impacts.

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Ganga more polluted than before, Namami Gange mere beautification, says Waterman of India

There are more than 352 districts in the country, spanning 16 states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, which are facing drought-like situations, he said.

China phases out 280,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances in 2018

China launched a special national campaign to crack down on the illegal production of ODS last year, Xinhua reported, citing environment ministry official Guo Jing.

US: Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure would make it the first to do so statewide.

Oceans are getting louder, posing potential threats to marine life

Scientists and environmentalists are urging that more research be conducted, to learn much more about the effects of sound and ship traffic on the creatures of the sea.

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Making a Green Statement: Four smart ways to save electricity

You can make a difference by doing your bit to save electricity. Here is a lowdown on ways to becoming a green electricity consumer.

Take the lead in fight against climate change: Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to developed nations

"The developed countries should finalise a new collective finance goal in time for the global stock-take in 2023 which would inform parties for future action through NDCs," Vardhan said.

Scientists warn all the wilderness in the world could disappear in a couple of decades

The study, led by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia and the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, paints the first global picture of the threat to the world’s remaining wildernesses — and the image is bleak.

Sea turtles can live for more than 80 years, but just one piece of plastic can kill them

As per studies rolled out by the Australian scientific institution recently, it was found that a tiny piece of plastic increases the risk of death of a sea turtle by 22 per cent.

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Science Take | How geckos move across water

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

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

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.

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Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

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

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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NYT ScienceTake | The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap

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

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

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

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.

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