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    4 new avian species spotted in Dudhwa forest in UP: Official

    4 new avian species spotted in Dudhwa forest in UP: Official


    Field director of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) Ramesh Kumar Pandey told that "the counting teams sighted for the first time in Dudhwa Maroon Oriole, Eurasian Sparrowhawk and two other new birds." He added that "as per suggestions from the experts,...

    Field director of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) Ramesh Kumar Pandey told that "the counting teams sighted for the first time in Dudhwa Maroon Oriole, Eurasian Sparrowhawk and two other new birds." He added that "as per suggestions from the experts, next counting of birds would be conducted in summer so as to make a comprehensive scientific study of birds, their nature and behaviour and Dudhwa ecology."
    Davos assembly faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

    Davos assembly faces Brazilian populism and Brexit


    Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face on Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating...

    Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face on Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury.
    429 tigers killed by poachers since 2008, reveals RTI reply

    429 tigers killed by poachers since 2008, reveals RTI reply


    As many as 429 tigers have been poached and killed since 2008 across the country, with the maximum of 71 in Madhya Pradesh during the period, revealed data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Year-wise, the maximum killings took place in...

    As many as 429 tigers have been poached and killed since 2008 across the country, with the maximum of 71 in Madhya Pradesh during the period, revealed data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Year-wise, the maximum killings took place in 2011 when 80 tigers were poached, while the minimum of 17 occurred in 2015.
    Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

    Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia


    The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands and saying the toll is likely closer to one million. Further high temperatures forecast for this week could make the...

    The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands and saying the toll is likely closer to one million. Further high temperatures forecast for this week could make the situation worse, the New South Wales government has warned.
    Oceans warming much faster than previously thought: Study

    Oceans warming much faster than previously thought: Study


    Ocean heating is a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93% of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world's oceans. Trends in ocean heat content match those predicted by leading climate change models,...

    Ocean heating is a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93% of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world's oceans. Trends in ocean heat content match those predicted by leading climate change models, overall warming is accelerating. Warmer oceans contribute to stronger storms, hurricanes and extreme precipitation.
    Census finds dip in winter migratory birds in Bhitarkanika

    Census finds dip in winter migratory birds in Bhitarkanika


    The annual census report of winter migratory birds released by the forest department on Monday said that the number of avian winter species has come down to 1,09,059 against 1,12,937 last year. While 83 species of feathered guests had thronged the...

    The annual census report of winter migratory birds released by the forest department on Monday said that the number of avian winter species has come down to 1,09,059 against 1,12,937 last year. While 83 species of feathered guests had thronged the national park last year, the latest headcount could spot 74 species of birds, they said.
    Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

    Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting


    The dueling proposals were released by the office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. They will be discussed when member countries of CITES meet May 23-June 3 in Sri...

    The dueling proposals were released by the office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. They will be discussed when member countries of CITES meet May 23-June 3 in Sri Lanka.
    Four-year-old tiger found dead in MP's Kanha Reserve

    Four-year-old tiger found dead in MP's Kanha Reserve


    He said no suspicious activities were noticed in the vicinity which could have led one to believe that the death was untoward. The MP government's Public Relations Department official added that the animal's neck bore nail marks, the carcass was...

    He said no suspicious activities were noticed in the vicinity which could have led one to believe that the death was untoward. The MP government's Public Relations Department official added that the animal's neck bore nail marks, the carcass was partially eaten and drag marks were also found at the spot.
    Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption

    Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption


    Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. On Sunday morning, the volcano sent ash skywards as it erupted for about three...

    Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. On Sunday morning, the volcano sent ash skywards as it erupted for about three minutes.
    Delhi's air quality turns 'severe': Authorities

    Delhi's air quality turns 'severe': Authorities


    CPCB data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi at 412, which falls in the 'severe category', while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 388, which comes under the 'very poor' category.The...

    CPCB data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi at 412, which falls in the 'severe category', while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 388, which comes under the 'very poor' category.The SAFAR also pointed out that a consistent day-night trend is observed for the past one week.
    Japan 'mulls IWC withdrawal' to resume commercial whaling

    Japan 'mulls IWC withdrawal' to resume commercial whaling


    Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international...

    Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.