Baby Elephant

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4-Month-Old Baby Elephant Rescued From Well In West Bengal

The West Bengal forest department on January 26 rescued a four-month-old baby elephant trapped in a well in Jhargram district. However, it took over two-and-a-half-hours to rescue and unite the jumbo with its mother. Reportedly, the animal had fallen into the well while crossing the area with its large herd. Upon noticing, the locals called the forest officials who dug an adjacent well with an earthmover to rescue the elephant calf.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:40 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: West Bengal, Jhargram District, Baby Elephant, Trapped, Well, Forest Department

Courtesy: NDTV

Lion Cub

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Singapore Welcome's Lion Cub Simba Through Artificial Insemination

In a rare attempt, a lion cub was born via artificial insemination in Singapore. The newborn cub named after Disney’s character Simba was conceived with semen from an African lion in October. Reportedly, the cub’s father ‘Mufasa,’ also christened after Disney’s movie character, was ailing and died. Earlier, the first successful artificial insemination was carried out in South Africa in 2018. Zookeepers, who take care of Simba said, he is "… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: lions, SINGAPORE, Lion cub, South Africa

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Mumbai Flood

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BMC Gets Foreign Consultants To Build Anti-Flood Underground Tanks

Mumbai's civic body BMC has received response proposals from South Korea, Japan and Netherland-based companies to help in building underground water tanks. Reportedly, the idea was mooted by the BMC to create underground ponds to store rain water and high tides. Once proposals are given green signal, the companies will undertake one-year study of the geography, rock and soil nature and stormwater of Mumbai. The companies would charge around… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 06:56 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: BMC, Mumbai, Tender, Consultants, Mumbai flood

Garbage Bin

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Madurai Corporation Endeavouring Garbage Bin Free City

The Public Health Department of Madurai Corporation is endeavouring a brand-new approach to rid the city of garbage bins. By strategically employing existing resources like light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and tricycles, the corporation aims to collect door-to-door household wastes in the shortest span with limited manpower. Besides, the compiled waste would be deposited at the nearest Micro Composting Centers (MCCs) to facilitate proper… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 07:57 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Madurai, garbage free, segregation, LCV, MCCs

Ice melting in ocean

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Ice Melting Rate Accelerated By 57% Than Pre-Industrial Times: Study

A recent climate study has revealed the melting rate of the earth's ice has accelerated by 57% compared to mid-1990s. Moreover, the report mentioned that approximately 28 trillion metric ton of sea ice had melted away. While the global atmospheric temperature rose by 1.1-degree Celsius since pre-industrialisation, the warming rate in the Arctic doubled the global average in the last three decades. Besides, the report highlighted sea-ice… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 06:08 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Glaciers, Melted Ice, Climate Change, arctic, environment

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo: Flood in India.

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India 7th Worst Affected Nation Due To Climate Change: Germanwatch

Environmental think tank Germanwatch, in its Climate Risk Index 2021, has ranked India seventh among worst affected nations due to climate change. It cited adverse events such as storms, heat waves and floods in cities due to varying monsoon seasons. Reportedly, eight of the top ten affected countries between 2000-2019 are developing nations. Besides, Germanwatch has raised several concerns regarding climate change just ahead of the Global… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 12:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Germanwatch, Climate Change, IPCC, environment

Courtesy: Business Insider

Scientist unearthing the fossils

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Largest Dinosaur Bone Aged 98 Mn Years Discovered In Argentina

Scientists in Argentina have unearthed a titanosaur fossil believed to be of the largest animal that lived on Earth. However, scientists are yet not clear to confirm and classify this as a new dinosaur species. While its earlier remains were discovered in 2012, the fossils age approximately 98 million years and remains to be fully excavated. Moreover, researchers claimed based on excavated bones of Sauropod - long-necked, plant-eating huge… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 05:38 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: dinosaurs, Argentina, Titanosaur dinosaur, Dinosaur fossils

Courtesy: The Print

Plastic Waste

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SDMC's Initiative 'Garbage Cafe' Provides Free Meals In Exchange Of Plastic Waste

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation is offering free meals to people against plastic waste under a green initiative called as ‘Garbage Cafe’. The civic body is providing free breakfast, lunch or dinner at a restaurant in Vardhman Mall, Dwarka against one kilogram of plastic. Allowing wastes including empty water bottles, plastic canes and cold drink bottles, the initiative aims at making the plastic-free city and provide free meals to poor… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 10:52 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Garbage Cafe, Plastic free India, environment

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Ant

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Punjab Researchers Discover 2 New Varities Of Ants In TN, KL

In what could be called as a recent discovery, a team of scientists identified two new rare species of ants in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A species named Ooceraea Joshi was found in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and named after renowned biologist Amitabh Joshi. Reportedly, the two new species of the rare class were discovered by the team led by Professor Himender Bharti from Punjabi University.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Ant, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Department of Science and Technology, Ooceraea Joshi

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Snow Leopard

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Himachal Pradesh Houses 73 Snow Leopards, Estimates Survey

Himachal Pradesh houses around 73 snow leopards, estimated a survey by the state. Touted as the first-of-its-kind survey, it was jointly conducted by the state wildlife wing and Nature Conservation Foundation following the Union Environment Ministry’s Snow Leopard Population Assessment protocols. Completed by camera trapping method, the findings suggest scattered presence of leopard and majorly outside the protected areas. The state forest… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 12:02 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Snow leopard, Himachal Pradesh, State Wildlife Wing, Rakesh Pathania

Courtesy: Hindustan Times