Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

The harvest festivals are on, and  of course, every harvest festival is part of the celebration of the eco-system: Pongal, Sankranti, Bihu … all celebrated around 14-15 January. In Patna, at the Taru Mitra Bio reserve, students  from Don Bosco, St. Joseph’s, May Flower, A.N College and  St. Xavier’s College congregated  under the sprawling Kamroop […]

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

New Delhi, Dec 23: Communal issues cannot be raised in the garb of environmental concerns, the National Green Tribunal has said while junking a plea for banning the use of Christmas trees and prohibiting the making of Santa Claus costumes, reports PTI. Observers say that ever since 2014, ‘fringe’ rightwing groups have become emboldened and […]

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

 The Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years (since 1891) of which 107 had targeted Odisha (Orissa) causing immense devastation, a professor said.(December 17). “However, compared to hurricanes in the west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and […]

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Does Paris require the services of a Pied piper? Rats! They’re overrunning parks and disturbing the peace of lovers’ lanes! Paris city hall is temporarily closing the French capital’s parks as part of a drive to reduce the rat population. Five parks have already been closed and the public will also be barred from the […]

La Nina to give China a big chill

La Nina to give China a big chill

If El Nino brought the dry spells… now La Nina will giving China the chills. They say that its going to be really cold this winter. Most of China-but especially the northeast and northwest-is expected to feel a big chill this winter, thanks to a climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean called La Nina, meteorologists said […]

Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination anniversary programme will not be held at Shakti Sthal this year as it is closed in view of bird flu scare, the Congress said in a statement. Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary is observed on October 31, 2016. “Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s martyrdom day programme on October 31 will […]

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

India’s booming population and tourism industry, and the ongoing drought, are escalating contact and conflict between people and wildlife. Every year hundreds have their crops destroyed or farm animals killed – and, in some cases, are killed or injured themselves – by tigers, elephants, sloth bears and wild boars, as villages grow and spill over […]

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]

Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Astonishing, alarming, but True! Throughout the United States, trees are dying at an astonishing rate. The reasons for the die-off vary from place to place — drought, disease, insects and wildfires — but reports say the  root cause is the same: climate change. The epidemic is even threatening the oldest white oak tree in America, […]

Nepal adds new bird to its tally!

Nepal adds new bird to its tally!

Grey-sided Thrush, a globally endangered species of bird has been discovered for the first time in Makwanpur district, making up the total bird species in Nepal to 879. According to media sources, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation in September verified the presence of […]

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

NEW DELHI: There is a good news for those who are charmed by the northeast and want to explore its rich wildlife: The Ministry of Railways is working on a proposal to roll out a ‘Kaziranga Express’ for Assam. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who is an MP from Assam, mooted the proposal […]

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says its new dam over the Brahmaputra in Tibet will not affect India.  Justifying its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam, China tried to allay fears that it would affect the river flow into India, saying that there will be no adverse impact on downstream areas. The Lalho […]