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Sunday, August 14, 2022



High salinity found in European river after fish die-off

August 14, 2022 9:50 am

Laboratory tests following a mass dying off of fish detected high levels of salinity but no mercury in waters of Central Europe's Oder River, Poland’s environment minister said Saturday.

Pandemic crisis: 16-year-old twins work for employment, sustainable environment

August 14, 2022 4:22 am

During the peak of COVID-19, the 16-year-old twins set up House of Udyog, a recycled clothing start-up to create a source of income for people to help them sustain their families and create an environmentally sustainable brand.

Poland investigates ''ecological catastrophe'' of fish die-off

August 12, 2022 6:42 pm

A boat captain first alerted German authorities about the dead fish in the river on Aug. 9.

Stranded beluga whale euthanised after removal from French river

August 10, 2022 3:44 pm

The dangerously thin white mammal began to have breathing difficulties, and so experts decided to humanely euthanise the creature.

UPSC Essentials: One word a day – Flyways

July 30, 2022 10:24 am

What is Flyway? How is it connected to Bonn Convention and Raptor MoU? Why is it relevant for India? Aspirants should know such terms as environment and ecology is a major area for UPSC-CSE. Also, do not miss to solve the MCQ below.

Eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma on why planting an urban forest is the need of the hour

August 13, 2022 10:55 am

World Nature Conservation Day: "We need some natural methods to mitigate the heat that is being generated in the cities. Most of this heat is generated because of a lack of green infrastructure," he said

Katherine Langford calls climate anxiety real; expert suggests ways to deal with it

July 24, 2022 4:18 pm

"Being able to control the climate impact of decisions in my day-to-day [life] has really helped," the actor said

Four things nations can do to conserve energy

July 24, 2022 4:58 pm

Well-designed public awareness campaigns can motivate people to take measures to reduce their own energy use, but poorly designed campaigns that don’t find the right tone and message can fall flat.

Protest held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but painting not damaged

July 24, 2022 1:13 pm

The three were taken to a police station in Florence. Italian media said the activists were issued official orders to stay out of the tourist-popular city for three years

Green activists clean garbage from Daria forest

July 16, 2022 11:47 pm

The garbage collected during Saturday's drive was later shifted to a nearby dumping ground.


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


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.