Climate-change protesters say they will target London’s Heathrow Airport

Climate-change protesters say they will target London’s Heathrow Airport

Climate change activists attend the Extinction Rebellion protest at Waterloo Bridge in London, Britain on April 18. (REUTERS Photo) LONDON, April 18 (Reuters): The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport […]

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London, Britain on April 16. (REUTERS Photo) LONDON, April 16 (Reuters): Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing […]

Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

Climate change activists demonstrate during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain on April 15. (REUTERS Photo) LONDON, April 15 (Reuters): Thousands of environmental activists paralysed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the government to do more to tackle climate change. […]

Bruce Willis’ island estate worth $33 mn on sale

Bruce Willis’ island estate worth $33 mn on sale

Actor Bruce Willis luxurious beachfront estate in Turks and Caicos has hit the market for a whopping $33 million. The three-home property, spread across seven acres with more than 1,100 feet of beach, sits on Parrot Cay, an island in the Caribbean British territory, reports people.com. The Parrot Cay pad is where Willis, 64, renewed […]

Asia’s mega-cities need clean energy drive to cope with environmental threats

Asia’s mega-cities need clean energy drive to cope with environmental threats

An evening view of the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files SINGAPORE, March 28 (Reuters) – Avoiding threats from climate change and pollution will require Asia’s booming cities to become much more efficient in their use of energy resources, delegates at a city development conference said on Thursday. Asia […]

Big B whistles to make video of daughter’s catwalk

Big B whistles to make video of daughter’s catwalk

Actor Amitabh Bachchan. (File Photo: IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently left his stardom behind and acted like a typical excited father when his daughter Shweta hit the ramp in ace designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s creation, here. In a video, which has gone viral, Amitabh is seen whistling at a paparazzi and asking him […]

Selma Blair’s ‘After’ to release in India in April

Selma Blair’s ‘After’ to release in India in April

Actress Selma Blair. (Photo: Twitter/@SelmaBlair) Selma Blair-starrer “After”, a romantic drama, will release in India on April 19. PVR Pictures is bringing the film to India, read a statement.  Based on Anna Todd’s young adult romance novel of the same name, the film narrates journey of a young woman who falls for a guy with […]

Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease

Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease

Vehicles move on a road on a polluted day in Seoul, South Korea on March 12, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) SEOUL, March 20 (Reuters): Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. This quirky correlation in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, where air pollution outstrips industralised peers, stems from an old […]

Kohima: Traffic advisory for Feb 25 & 26

Kohima: Traffic advisory for Feb 25 & 26

Vehicles lined up in a traffic jam in Kohima. (Representative Image: Morung File Photo) Kohima, February 23 (MExN): In view of the 3rd session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and the Sekrenyi Mini Hornbill festival, PRO DEF Kohima informed the following traffic regulations will be enforced in Kohima on February 25 and 26 as […]

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Student wear masks as they wait to be picked up, as classes in over 400 Bangkok schools have been cancelled due to worsening air pollution, at a public school in Bangkok, Thailand on January 30. (REUTERS Photo) BANGKOK, January 30 (Reuters): Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the […]

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment – U.N.

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment – U.N.

Brine water flows into the Mediterranean Sea after passing through a desalination plant in the coastal city of Hadera on May 16, 2010. (REUTERS File Photo) OSLO, January 14 (Reuters): Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the envi ronment, a U.N.-backed study said […]

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