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Beijing forest shield to get thicker


May 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A sprawling green belt protecting China's capital from sandstorm is set to get thicker.A forest belt running 230 km east to west has been created since ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN asks China to suspend resettlement of Tibetan nomads


February 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 1 (IANS) The UN has asked China to suspend non-voluntary resettlement of Tibetan nomadic herders from their traditional lands and to support them with rural extension programmes.UN special ... Read more...

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India named global host of World Environment Day 2011


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named India for the first time as the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on June ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two black bucks find a home at Patna Zoo


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 2 (ANI): The Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park in Patna has rehabilitated two black bucks after they were rescued from the captivity of certain villagers who had kept them as pets. ... Read more...

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Conserving and restoring moorlands can slow down climate change


March 7th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Scientists have stressed that conserving and restoring the moorlands is important because they are some of the rarest habitats in the world, home to extremely rare animals and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change triggers catastrophic overgrazing of Tasmanian reefs by sea urchins


December 8th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, December 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that a combination of overfishing and climate change are triggering catastrophic overgrazing of reefs by sea urchins in eastern Tasmania."When you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wildlife authorities initiate census on endangered Hangul deer in Kashmir


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez butt Srinagar, Mar 23 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in Kashmir have initiated a census on the Hangul deer, one of the endangered species, to identify threats to the species and formulate ... Read more...

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Africas first bird extinction likely within four years


March 21st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that Africa might soon see its first bird extinction in about four years time.According to a report in New Scientist, the bird ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny desert beetle transforming ecosystem of the Chihuahua desert


March 28th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 28 (ANI): All its taking to transform the ecosystem of the Chihuahua desert is a 13mm long beetle called Oncideres rhodosticta, say researchers.The beetle - mesquite girdler - ... Read more...

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