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1,067.2 hectares of forest land diverted last year

However, environmentalists have refuted the forest department’s claims.

09 Feb 2018 5:45 AM

Air pollution may lead to unethical behaviour: study

The findings published in the journal Psychological Science suggest that this association may be due to increased anxiety.

08 Feb 2018 12:34 PM

Empowering local communities

It focuses on safeguarding the Central Indian Landscape, home to over 600 tigers, which accounts for 30 per cent of India’s tigers.

04 Feb 2018 7:23 AM

Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: UN

United Nations has reviewed the idea of creating a 'sunshade' using sun-dimming chemicals.

31 Jan 2018 12:13 PM

Corals in Atlantic Ocean to have stricter preservation rules

Environmentalists, regulators and harvesters of species including squid, scallops and lobster have debated the proposal for years.

31 Jan 2018 7:38 AM


Salt threatens US waters

Researchers say tons of sodium chloride crystals, more than 20 million nationwide each year; are rising the salinity of hundreds of lakes.

29 Jan 2018 2:53 PM

Ocean plastics raise risk of coral reef disease

Coral reefs are already under stress due to global warming.

26 Jan 2018 2:15 PM

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

A study revealed that severe bleaching outbreaks are hitting coral reefs four times more often they used to a few decades earlier.

08 Jan 2018 4:27 PM

No more chocolates as cacao plant may soon go extinct

Scientists from University of California are teaming up with Mars company to try and save crop before it is too late.

02 Jan 2018 12:56 PM

Pollution delays arrival of winter birds?

Environmental experts said that the species diversity and the number of birds have been fluctuating for some years now.

31 Dec 2017 1:45 AM


First-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon discovered

It likely owes its survival as a species on being geographically isolated from its parental species.

26 Dec 2017 4:00 PM

Humans have hit maximum limit for lifespan: study

Observing decreasing tendencies may provide an early signal that something has changed but not for the better.

07 Dec 2017 12:40 PM

New Graphene-Lime paint can absorb CO2 from your surroundings

The Graphene-Lime paint absorbs Carbon Dioxide in a similar fashion as a tree does.

06 Dec 2017 6:35 PM

Video: Waterspout looms over Italian city before ravaging it

Local reports stated that it caused damage to homes, cars and injured at least one person.

05 Dec 2017 4:00 PM

Polar bears feast on a whale in the Arctic

The bears had come to feast on the carcass of a bowhead whale that washed ashore, later resting around the food source.

25 Nov 2017 1:28 PM


Light pollution boosted by overuse of energy-saving LEDs

Data shows Earth's night getting brighter, and artificially lit outdoor surfaces growing at pace of 2.2 percent per year from 2012 to 2016.

23 Nov 2017 8:38 AM

New catalyst developed to recycle carbon dioxide and methane

It is hoped the new catalyst will help make the technology more widely available across industry.

19 Nov 2017 8:20 AM

20 years of changing seasons on earth packed into 2½ minutes

It took three months to complete the visualisation, using satellite imagery.

18 Nov 2017 6:03 PM

Plants emit 30 per cent more carbon than thought: study

Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning of fossil fuels. 

18 Nov 2017 1:38 PM

Short walk in parks may help mothers, daughters bond: study

It was unique that for the daughters walking with moms improved their attention.

18 Nov 2017 1:28 PM