wetlands

Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Alligator chomps off hand that fed it


July 30th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A boat captain in the US has been charged with unlawfully feeding an alligator after the reptile bit off his hand in Florida Everglades, one of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese city eyes more Western tourists


March 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 8 (IANS) China's picturesque Hangzhou city has showcased its beautiful landscapes and cultural charm at an international travel expo here in a bid to attract more European ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Three geologists go missing in China


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Three geologists who went on a field trip to a remote nature reserve in China have gone missing. Authorities have now sent a search and ... Read more...

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Tibet wetlands boost tourism potential


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Plenty of wetlands in China's Tibet region have raised its tourism potential. It is home to 6.5 million hectares of wetland, Global Times reported Friday.Tibet has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir must ban construction in marshes, high slopes: Quake expert


December 15th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A scientist who worked with US geophysicist Roger Bilham on a new report predicting a mega temblor in the Kashmir Himalayas says quake preparedness is a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plea to raze Games village filed in apex court


November 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned by two weeks the hearing on a plea seeking directions to the central and Delhi governments to raze buildings constructed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

100,000 community foresters to help green India


October 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mumbai to host flamingo festival


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In order to create awareness about winged visitors and the danger posed to wetlands by encroachments and dumping of debris, the Bombay Natural History Society ... Read more...

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Environmental impact assessment is a ‘joke’: Jairam Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday termed as a 'joke' the current system of environmental impact assessment of proposed industrial projects.The ministry will soon ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Farmers’ march continues against cement factory


March 14th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 14 (IANS) The union environment ministry's direction for immediate stoppage of work on Nirma's proposed Rs.1,400-crore cement plant notwithstanding, the agitating farmers' march to Gandhinagar continued Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nirma asked to stop work on cement plant project


March 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Detergent major Nirma's proposed cement plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district is in trouble, with the central environment and forests ministry ordering the company to stop construction ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pattinson is die hard fan of Charlie Sheen


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson has revealed he's a big fan of troubled star Charlie Sheen and rarely misses his sitcom "Two And A Half Men"."I never change ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Common property resources crucial for livelihood of poor’


January 18th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Protection of common property resources, or commons, is becoming critical not just because of the pressure of increasing population but also because of the higher level ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Migratory birds in Jammu and Kashmir need protection


December 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.24 (ANI): Authorities of Hokersar Wetlands Sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir initiate remedial steps to protect thousands of migratory birds, which are affected by the severe cold wave prevailing ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Leh, Kargil freeze, cold wave on in Srinagar


December 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) No respite from the harsh weather was in sight Monday for millions of residents in Kashmir Valley as an unusually long dry and cold spell continued, forcing temperatures ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Migratory Siberian birds arrive in Haripura


November 29th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelHaripura (Uttarakhand), Nov.29 (ANI): Around 140 varieties of migratory Siberian birds arrived in the Haripura Water Reserve here recently.Residents were excited about the arrival of the migratory birds."These birds (Siberian ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Bird protection bosses start recruitment drive at sex fair


November 20th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Bird protection bosses stunned a few visitors after they started a recruitment drive at a sex fair.The RSPB put up a stall at the adult show Erotica 2010, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming may be impacting blooming cycle of plants


November 17th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A University of Cincinnati research has shown that global warming may be impacting the blooming cycle of plants.According to the research, native plants in southwestern Ohio are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Environment panel to re-assess Navi Mumbai airport plan


October 15th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) will visit Mumbai next week to hold talks with the Maharashtra government on the Navi Mumbai airport project, Environment Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Green group asks Ramesh not challenge power plant quash order


July 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) An environmental group fighting against a proposed thermal power project in the wetlands of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has urged the environment and forests ministry not to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ISRO engaged in satellite mapping of wetlands


July 22nd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is engaged in the satellite mapping of the country's wetlands and will complete the project by the end of August, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sandra Bullock urges fans to help in Gulf oil spill


July 21st, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Sandra Bullock, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz And Dave Matthews are playing the role of good Samaritans, urging fans to pitch in to clean up the Gulf oil ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rat fur - the latest accessory in fashion


June 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Mink, fox and rabbit fur have often been a part of a typical ramp ensemble, but the latest addition to the list of furs comes from an unlikely ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Madagascar wetland bird Alaotra Grebe is now extinct


May 27th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madagascar, May 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Alaotra Grebe, a wetland bird has now been declared extinct. The bird lived in Madagascar, and it was a unique native to the island.The bird's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

With spring, migratory birds fly out of Kashmir (Feature)


March 24th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Faisal Ahmed Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) It's spring in Jammu and Kashmir and time for around a million migratory birds to bid adieu after spending nearly six months in the valley's wetlands. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Puerto Rico launches reforestation project


February 18th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico will plant millions of trees over the next three years as part of its island-wide reforestation project. The Plataforma Verde (Green Platform) initiative was unveiled by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chilika Lake dolphins’ numbers rise to 158


February 17th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) The number of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Orissa's Chilika Lake has increased to 158 from last year's 146, an official said Wednesday. The annual census of the Irrawaddy dolphins ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Destruction of Sindh’s wetlands in Pakistan affecting general ecology


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, January 2 (ANI): An offshoot of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has expressed grave concern over the worsening situation of the wetlands and Indus eco-region sites of Sindh in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea level up along US Atlantic coast


December 12th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The rise in sea level along the US Atlantic coast was faster in the 20th century than over the past 4,000 years. Using sediment cores from the Atlantic coast, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mums favour their largest offspring, claims study on American coots


November 1st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): In American coots egg size matters when it comes to survival of the offspring, says a new study.The study was conducted over two breeding seasons on small wetlands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early birds may not catch the worm, thanks to climate change


September 5th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that climate change may affect critical water resources that support prey for 75 migratory bird species in the Great Basin in the US.As climate change either ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grisham finally sells ‘The Testament’ to Hollywood


June 25th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) After a decade of denial, legal thriller author John Grisham has sold his 1999 bestseller "The Testament" to Hollywood for a movie deal. The work will be optioned ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tourism threatening wetlands in Ladakh


May 8th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) Global warming coupled with "unplanned tourist activities" are threatening the existence of high altitude Himalayan wetlands, particularly those in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, says an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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