Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, U.S. from aboard the International Space Station in this August 25, 2017 NASA handout photo. (REUTERS File Photo)   AUSTIN (Texas), July 15 (Reuters): Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and […]

‘Only 84 Amur leopard remain in the wild’

‘Only 84 Amur leopard remain in the wild’

In this file photo, a Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is seen at Colchester Zoo, England. (Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)   Washington, July 15 (IANS): Scientists estimate that only 84 Amur leopards, a highly endangered species, are left in the wild across its current range in Russia and China.   This new estimate of the […]

Tsumani fear as huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village

Tsumani fear as huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village

A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement, Greenland on July 12. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, JULY 13 (REUTERS): A massive iceberg has drifted dangerously close to tiny Greenlandcommunity, sparking widespread panic as residents fear it could trigger a tsunami.   Local authorities have declared a state of emergency and told people to move […]

PepsiCo to help Maharashtra implement plastic ban

PepsiCo to help Maharashtra implement plastic ban

Nagpur, July 11 (IANS): PepsiCo on Wednesday expressed its commitment to support the plastic ban enforced in Maharashtra, including the extended producer responsibility for PET plastic waste bottles, a top company official said.   PepsiCo India President and CEO Ahmed ElSheikh met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here and said it has partnered with Gem Enviro Management […]

Web series offer more creative liberty: Niharica Raizada

Web series offer more creative liberty: Niharica Raizada

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS): Actress Niharica Raizada, who will be seen in a Netflix entertainer “Alang”, says web series offer more creative liberty.   Niharica, who has just wrapped up the shoot of her Bollywood film “Total Dhamaal”, interacted with the media at the muhurat shot for “Alang”.   Excited to join the bandwagon of celebrities […]

Greenpeace accuses palm oil processor Wilmar of deforestation links

Greenpeace accuses palm oil processor Wilmar of deforestation links

A worker carries oil palm fruit at a local palm plantation in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (REUTERS File Photo)   SINGAPORE, June 25 (Reuters): Environmental campaigner Greenpeace accused Singapore’s Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil processor, of having links to palm oil-related deforestation despite its previous commitments to safeguard tropical forests.   […]

Australian state cultivates rare trees as ‘insurance policy’

Australian state cultivates rare trees as ‘insurance policy’

Sydney, June 25 (IANS): Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state is cultivating the rare Wollemi Pine or the “Dinosaur Tree” as an “insurance policy” for the sustenance of the fragile species, researchers said on Monday.   Previously thought to have been extinct for 2 million years and only known from fossil records, Wollemi Pine was […]

World gathers to tackle climate change challenges

World gathers to tackle climate change challenges

Quad bikes ride on the dried Ajuan Khota dam, a water reserve affected by drought near La Paz, Bolivia, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado/Files   Da Nang (Vietnam), June 24 (IANS) World leaders and officials from over 100 nations, including India, top heads of UN agencies and multilateral financial institutions, scientists and activists gathered in […]

Exclusive: India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists

Exclusive: India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists

Villagers gather to protest against a proposed power plant in Pedaveedu village, in Krishna Thanda, in the southern Indian state of Telangana, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Neha Dasgupta   PEDAVEEDU, India, June 22 (Reuters) – India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off […]

More than 20 nations seek to toughen climate goals by 2020

More than 20 nations seek to toughen climate goals by 2020

Quad bikes ride on the dried Ajuan Khota dam, a water reserve affected by drought near La Paz, Bolivia. (REUTERS File Photo)   OSLO, June 21 (Reuters): More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they would try to limit their greenhouse gas emissions more than […]

Tim Robbins to be honoured at Karlovy Vary Festival

Tim Robbins to be honoured at Karlovy Vary Festival

Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS): Oscar-winning actor, filmmaker and musician Tim Robbins will be honoured with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the Karlovy Vary Festival.   The Central European film festival will have its 53rd edition from June 29 to July 7.   Robbins, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting […]

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