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.
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
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
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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
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
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
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
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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
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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
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.
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
Courtesy: Hindustan Times