Nature

No more ‘Ram teri Ganga maili ho gayi’: Ganga will be completely clean by March next year, assures Gadkari

Ganga water will become potable and will be completely clean by next year March says Minister of River development and Ganga rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari while addressing an occasion at Kumbh Prayagraj on Friday...

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The directions in compass are on flip: Earth’s Magnetic North Pole is on the move

Astonishing enough, Scientists have found that Earth’s North Magnetic pole have traveling so fast in last few decades that earlier estimates are no longer accurate...

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Kerala's Munnar embraces thin layer of ice as temperature dips to -3 Degrees transforming into ‘Kashmir of South’

Embracing the snowy blanket, Kerala’s hilly region Munnar witnessed a thin blanket of frost on Saturday morning as the temperature dipped to -3 degree Celsius. The first week of January brought in some good news for the Southern state of Kerala as several parts of the hills and tea plantations in Munnar, which is known as ‘Kashmir of South India’ was covered under snow...

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Good news for stargazers: Rare Super Blood Moon, Wolf Moon to be seen on January 21-22

2019 will we the feast year for stargazers and star lovers. The last week of January will be exciting because of rare lunar event-Super Blood Moon. This particular Super Blood Moon is actually going to be a trifecta of lunar events – a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon, and a “Wolf Moon” - and is also being called the Super Blood Wolf Moon...

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Due to EL Nino, 2019 may be warmer: WMO

2018 was chilly and cold, but 2019 is likely to be warmer due to El Nino and the overall rise in temperatures...

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Flowers originated 50 million years earlier than thought: Study

Scientists have identified a fossil plant species that suggests flowers bloomed in the Early Jurassic, more than 174 million years ago. Till now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years...

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Get ready to make a wish: “Shooting Stars” are coming

In case you are wondering what the Google doodle for today is, it is marking the relevance for the Geminid Meteor Shower because the second week of December is coming with the beginning of the strongest meteor shower of the year – the Geminids. It’s a good time to bundle up, go outside and watch one of Mother Nature’s best sky shows! ..

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Attention! Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century to occur on July 27-28 this year

Attention all! The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is all set to occur on July 27 and 28 of this year with a total duration of 1 hour 43 minutes. Notably, the entire eclipse will also be visible from all parts of India. On July 27, the red planet Mars will also be at opposition, meaning that the Sun and Mars will lie opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle. This will result in Mars coming close to the Earth, causing it to appear brighter than normal and it will be seen ..

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With Nagpur rolling under heavy rainfall, IMD issues advisory warning to other states as well

The IMD mentioned heavy to very heavy rains in the isolated places of Konkan and Southern regions. Issuing an advisory, the Indian Meteorological Department has advised the people to stay indoors and take necessary precautions pertaining to heavy rains. ..

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Working as an alerting brigade, Center teams up with Google for flood forecasting

In a new move to tackle issues pertaining to flood, the government has decided to team up with Google for effective flood management in India. The Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Google. ..

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India on high alert! IMD issues #RedWarning over heavy rainfall in coastal areas

Showers of bliss and contentment definitely brought smiles on faces as people got rid of the scorching heat. Monsoon hitting places has surely got people on their toes to be safe and look forward to take even major steps for safety. The Indian Meteorological Department issued a red warning claiming heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka...

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Diesel cars to be banned by 2024 to curb deadly air pollution as Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Rome, one of Europe's most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the centre by 2024. About two-thirds of the 1.8 million new cars sold in Italy last year were diesel, according to industry figures...

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Heading on a ‘Haritha Kerala Mission’, state aims to clear up blocked water bodies and save dying rivers

With an aim to conserve dying water bodies, Kerala is on its mission “Haritha Kerala” which incorporates waste management, organic farming and water resources rejuvenation in the state.The project primarily aims to clear up blocked rivers, canals, rivulets and local ponds in several districts to allow the free flow of water...

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Quite Picturesque! This futuristic project propels promoting green environment

Since people all over the globe are dealing with deforestation, this apartment, retail and office complexes covered with greenery have taken over the architecture in Cairo, Egypt. The complex will feature nine cylindrical structures covered in plants, which the designers call "mega-trees."..

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New river cleaning project approved in Goa to cut pollution effect

With the agenda of abating pollution in River Sal at Navelim tower, the Centre has sanctioned a new project in Goa. The project was has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs.61.74 crore. The project will help in reduction of pollution load in the river and improvement in its water quality, besides improving the environment and sanitation in the town...

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India celebrates ‘World Wetland Day’ by urging young generation to conserve and preserve environment

elebrating ‘World’s Wetland Day’ with the students of schools and college by organizing the national-level celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD), 2018 at Deepor Beel, in Guwahati, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate, Dr. Harsh Vardhan urged everyone to look after using the wetlands reasonably and effectively...

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From ‘Carbon Sink’ tropical forests become ‘Carbon source’; deforestation to be blamed

Tropical forests have always been considered as a ‘carbon sink’ but not anymore. And like always humans are to be blamed because of the excess emission of carbon in the atmosphere. The fast growth rate, dense vegetation, and rich soils sucked more carbon out of the atmosphere then they produced...

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‘Plenty’ start-up is all set to bring vertical farming in major cities worldwide

Plenty is start-up of an indoor farming company which aims at solving the world’s fresh produce shortage by building a massive indoor vertical farm next to every major city worldwide. The farms are built with the companies patent technologies using LED lighting, micro-sensor technology and big data processing to deliver high yields of local, organic and pesticide-free produce using less space and resources than traditional farming...

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Love Gardening? But be vigilant and attentive to avoid future mishaps

Gardening is a great way to relax, be one with nature and get your hands dirty. But lurking in that pleasant environment are some nasty bacteria and fungi, with the potential to cause you serious harm. So we need to be vigilant with gardening gloves and other protective wear. ..

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Will we live in a furnace soon? 2017 ranks as the hottest year without el-Niño

Policymakers, Industrialists who still treat Climate change as a myth they should take note of the report which says last three years were the hottest three years since the late 19th century. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) revealed this terrific fact on Thursday in Geneva...

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Meet the old inhabitant of the earth! Scientists discover 200 million-year-old butterfly fossils

Butterflies, Moths may be little insects but don’t question their survival power. A group of scientists discovered a very well preserved moth and butterfly fossils which are said to be around 200 million years old. The fossils were discovered from ancient Germany rock...

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Sand blanket is old! This winter gifts Sahara white snowy cover

A dessert covered with snow! This scene is very rare actually but the famous Sahara dessert is literally covered with Snow Blanket. Sahara, which is famously known as one of the warmest places on the earth rarely receives snowfall. In last 40 years, this is the 3rd time Sahara has witnessed such scene...

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While Delhi struggling over ‘Pollution’, Bengaluru set to initiate ‘Less Traffic Day’

India’s capital is severely suffering with severe levels of ‘pollution’ making it as a ‘gas chamber’. Prevention is better than cure… is the formula adopted by Bengaluru. Bengaluru government decided to launch a campaign called ‘less traffic day’, to minimize the number of private vehicles plying on the road...

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The list goes on: World's rarest penguin faces the threat of extinction

Every religion, philosophy, spiritual leaders have said greed is one of the most dangerous traits of the human race. Now we can realize why they have said so. One after another species is on the verge of extinction due to commercial activities of ours. The yellow-eyed penguin, which lives exclusively in New Zealand, is in real danger due to commercial fishing...

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Incredible! More than 130 species of butterfly found in Arunachal Pradesh

Over 130 species of butterflies was found during the 2nd Butterfly and biodiversity meet organized at Pasighat in East Siang District. A team of environmentalists including entomologists and wildlife experts have recorded these species of butterfly...

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#DelhiSmog: Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens; advises to remain indoors as much as possible

Due to increasing air pollution in NCR day by day and converting into a Gas chamber the Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory regarding the preventive measures for the people...

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Celebrating nature: World’s only Autumn Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Shillong

The natural diversity of India makes this country incredible and distinct from other countries. While several countries observe Cherry Blossom festival in spring, India is the only country having an autumn Cherry Blossom festival. In Shillong, The Government of Meghalaya kick-started the 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday. Along with the boost in tourism, the aim of the festival is to protect and preserve the forest and wildlife biodiversity. ..

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Creatively work on the lap of ‘Nature’: Microsoft just built tree-house for employees

People often work more creatively and with more focus while working in outdoors. This brings down the anxiety levels and stress levels down in the lap of nature. Microsoft has got perks for its dear employees as Microsoft’s Redmond Headquarters which spreads over 500 acres, have built beautiful tree houses which are spacious yet attractive. Who all want to work here? ..

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Army gets over Bofors Scandal curse, receives two modern 155 mm artillery guns after 30 years

Putting a fool stop to log 30-year wait, Indian army received the first two ultra-light howitzers from the US. After Bofors Scandal, this is the first time such weapons have been included to Indian Army. Yesterday, Army received the artillery guns from the US...

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US Prez Obama bans drilling in areas of Arctic and Atlantic Seaboard; to safeguard ecosystem

US President Barak Obama on Tuesday took new action and called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard. Like to tell you that, President Obama has taken this decision to safeguard the Arctic ecosystems. President Obama has designated a large portion of the U.S. Chukchi Sea and the vast majority of the U.S. Beaufort Sea as permanently off-limits to drilling leases, saying the risks far outweigh any possible, distant-future benefits. ..

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Tokyo hit by first November snowfall in 54 years post facing two earthquakes in week

Tokyo experienced its first November snowfall after around 54 years on Thursday. Though there is snowfall in Tokyo once in a year but it is usually during January or February. Snow fell in Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan. At first it began as sleet but later turned to snow. It was sparked by an unusual cold front spreading over the Tokyo area that sent temperatures down to near zero degrees Celsius. 54 years ago when snow feel in Tokyo, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States ..

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Government to adopt stricter norms to curb pollution

The Bharat VI norms will now come into effect four years ahead of the earlier 2024 deadline and the public sector oil companies will invest Rs 28,750 crore to tweak their refineries form producing the green fuels. The government on Tuesday decided to leapfrog from the current Bharat Stage IV emission norms for vehicles to the more stringent Bharat Stage (BS) VI norms from April 1, 2020 by skipping the interim BS-V step as initially planned in order to curb pollution which is tending to spin out ..

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Kashmir highway through despite rain; many of roads are closed

In Jammu and Kashmir, the national highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through despite rain while Srinagar-Leh, historic Mughal and Gurez roads remained closed due to snow and slippery road conditions. There is a snow and slippery road conditions, particularly between Sonamarg-Meenmarg, including Zojila pass, forcing authorities to close the highway for winter months. A large number of trucks are stranded on the other side of the Zojila pass. The 86-km-long historic ..

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Trial run of odd-even plan to curb vehicular pollution kicks off in Delhi

The odd-even scheme for cars to check vehicular pollution in Delhi is now in force. Initially, it is on trial basis for 15 days. Schools are closed during the period. Odd number registration cars will play on odd dates and even number on even dates. The scheme is operational from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening. However, the scheme will not apply on Sundays. ..

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Islamic State endangers rare bird

One of the last breeding colonies of the bird in the world in Palmyra, Syria, has been driven away by fighting for Palmyra by the Islamic State...

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This year monsoon seen below average

In keeping with the early signals, the Indian Meteorological Department on Wednesday forecast a ‘below normal’ rainfall for the four month monsoon season of June to September...

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Manimahesh Lake pilgrimage begins in Himachal

The 17-day pilgrimage to Manimahesh Lake in Himachal Pradesh, sacred to Lord Shiva devotees, began Sunday...

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Monsoon finally lashes Mumbai, Maharashtra

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and large parts of coastal and western Maharashtra Wednesday, providing welcome relief from the extended summer here...

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Cyclonic storm brewing over Bay of Bengal

The weatherman Tuesday warned that a depression has formed over the Bay of Bengal which could intensify into a deep depression and then into a cyclonic storm by Wednesday...

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Tibet to launch huge afforestation project

Tibet is planning to invest $4.8 billion in an afforestation project to cover six major rivers in the region, a forestry official said Thursday...

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Endangered monkey's population increases in China

The number of black snub-nosed monkeys, an endangered species, has increased from 2,000 to over 3,000 since the 1990s, Chinese scientists announced...

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Nepal sees remarkable rise in tiger numbers

The tiger population has zoomed by more than 50 percent in Nepal but the big cat still faces plenty of dangers...

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Torrential rain storms wreak havoc across India

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc across the country. Vidarbha region in Maharashtra has suffered extensive damage after being hit by rains 207 per cent above average...

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