Monday, February 18, 2013

Environment:2/18/2013 1:08:23 PM

Alligator deaths trigger alert at National Chambal Sanctuary

National Chambal Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, home to ghariyals (Indian alligator), has been besieged with cases related to the deaths of the reptiles primarily due to parasitic infection of liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract.

Scientists wiring oceans to protect ecosystems

Scientists are wiring oceans to track the movements of deep sea creatures that could help protect marine ecosystems by revolutionizing how we understand their function, population structure, fisheries management and species' physiological and evolutionary constraints.

US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Washington to generate pressure on President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to fight global warming.

Poachers kills another rhino in Kaziranga, chop off horn

There has been no let up in rhino poaching in Assam yet.On Saturday, poachers killed another rhino at Kaziranga National Park and chopped off its horn.

Wetland technology: Alternate solution for treatment of waste water

Wetland technology-a natural technique for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse can solve many water related problems in the country, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, chief scientist and head Mumbai zonal centre of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) on Sunday.

Flash flood hits Jim Corbett park, tourists evacuated

The incessant rains in the past two days and the ensuing flash flood forced the Corbett National Park evacuate tourists on Saturday and close down the park for 24 hours.

Tourist activities at Dudhwa National Park suspended for week

In wake of heavy rains, tourist activities in Dudhwa National Park have been suspended for a week.

Tree rings helps forecast extreme climate

An analysis of tree-rings can enable scientists to get an insight into the past and forecast extreme weather events.

Tree rings helps forecast extreme climate

An analysis of tree-rings can enable scientists to get an insight into the past and forecast extreme weather events.

Blackbucks fall prey to accidents, poachers

Increase in the population of blackbucks in Ganjam's Balipadar-Bhetanai threatens their existence.

5 new species of crustaceans and 1 new genus found

Experts from the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes and the University of Barcelona collected and studied different crustacean specimens during recent expeditions to Madagascar, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Philippines and French Polynesia.

Leopard rescued near Indore, forest department doubt poaching attempt

Forest department believes that leopard might have strayed near village after a failed poaching attempt in which his right hand was injured. Leopard was sent to Indore zoo for treatment.

Indian crocodile, king cobra face extinction threat

The Indian crocodile (mugger ), King cobra, the South Andaman krait, four types of turtle — Bengal Roof Turtle, Red-crowned Roofed Turtle, Hawksbill turtle and Jaggedshelled turtle — along with the Sikkimese Bent-toed Gecko have been identified to be in great danger of disappearing for ever.

Leopard found dead in Haldwani

A leopard has been found dead in Haldwani town of Nainital district.

BASIC experts meet to focus on climate change issues

Climate experts and negotiators from four emerging economies -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China -- today began discussions here on issues related to climate change.

Tiger deaths: Jayanthi Natarajan asks MP CM to take preventive steps

Expressing serious concern over 12 tiger deaths in just 10 months in Madhya Pradesh, minister for environment and forest Jayanthi Natarajan has urged state chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to take preventive steps.

Scientists unwittingly discover new owl species in Indonesia

Researchers in Indonesia unwittingly identified a new species of owl believed to be unique to the country, raising hopes of further new bird discoveries, a scientist said Thursday.

Arctic ice level down to a fifth since 1980

The Arctic has lost more than a third of summer sea-ice volume since a decade ago, and is only a fifth of what it was in 1980, according to satellite observations.

Middle East rapidly losing freshwater reserves

The findings are the result of one of the first comprehensive hydrological assessments of the entire Tigris-Euphrates-Western Iran region.

Greenhouse emissions in cities can be reduced by 70%

It is technically feasible for cities to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent or more in the long-term, says a new study.

Obama tells US Congress to act on climate

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Congress that he will act on his own to tackle climate change unless lawmakers come up with their own market-based plan to reduce carbon emissions.

Hot summers, drought killing trees: Report

In 2002, the drought subjected the trees to the most extreme growing season and water stress of the past century.

Autopsy carried out on giant Philippines crocodile

Philippine veterinarians conducted an autopsy on Tuesday on the world's largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists.

Blackbucks face perils of development

Over the last one month, speeding vehicles have killed seven blackbucks on the five-km stretch between Khetakhatli to Kalatalav village.

108 vultures spotted in Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary in UP

Indian vultures have vanished because of feeding on dead livestock that were administered an anti-inflammatory drug called diclofenac that increases the working life of cattle by reducing their joint pain.

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