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ENVIRONMENT NEWS

A pale green habitat

July 20, 2021 5:35 pm

India’s high scores on green building yardsticks obscure problems that cannot be addressed by one-time certification processes. The residential sector has much ground to cover on matters of environment friendliness

Meet the caterpillar slug, a potential future invader to India

July 16, 2021 9:54 pm

Invasive species have cost nearly $1.3 trillion dollars to the global economy since 1970.

UT Wildlife dept releases Sand Boa snake in Nepli forest, starts its own probe

July 16, 2021 9:52 pm

Sand Boa snakes are considered to be an endangered species, which is on the edge of extinction. The snake is in high demand in the black market due to various myths that say keeping this snake as a pet brings extreme wealth.

‘To save environment’, Bombay HC allows use of A4-size paper for filing pleas

July 17, 2021 10:29 am

The High Courts of Delhi, Tripura, Kerala, Karnataka, Calcutta and Allahabad have earlier taken similar decisions to allow pleadings using A4-size papers.

Harry, Meghan named environmental 'role models' for only having two children

July 11, 2021 2:16 pm

Population Matters, a UK-based charity, has said the couple has been chosen to receive an award for their "enlightened" decision

The Sea of Marmara, a ‘sapphire’ of Turkey, is choking from pollution

July 10, 2021 2:49 pm

The Sea of Marmara is suffering a paroxysm that choked its waters and suffocated marine life.

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

July 09, 2021 5:38 pm

Microorganisms can break down the waste to methane, which becomes a source of energy.

What turned Scotland's sea turquoise in colour?

July 06, 2021 6:31 pm

It was caused by single-celled algae identified as Emiliania huxleyi, a common non-toxic species found in almost all ocean ecosystems.

Thought of creating art 'for' nature instead of art 'on' nature: Manveer Singh aka Plasticvalla

July 06, 2021 6:56 pm

In the past three years, the Haridwar-born artist has successfully diverted 250kgs of plastics that would otherwise have been dumped into landfills

Wildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake in Utah nears historic low

July 06, 2021 4:01 pm

The waves have been replaced by dry, gravelly lakebed that's grown to 1,942 square kilometers. Winds can whip up dust from the dry lakebed that is laced with naturally occurring arsenic.

ENVIRONMENT PHOTOS

World Earth Day 2021: Indian artists come together in support of Mumbai’s mangroves

April 22, 2021 10:15 am

Campaign #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves highlights work by Svabhu Kohli, Afrah Shafiq, Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, Anjali Mehta, Mira Malhotra and Michelle Poonawalla amongst others

ENVIRONMENT VIDEOS

Science Take | How geckos move across water

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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 22, 2020 6:26 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.