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Old fishing methods helped collect 500 kg garbage in 72 hrs from a Mumbai creek

The design based on the knowledge of the fisherfolk is community-led, using fishing nets to trap the solid waste that can be collected and recycled before it goes into the sea

14 August,2022 06:26 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will record their experiences with elephants

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benefit

14 August,2022 06:01 PM IST | Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | IANS

Why you should care for elephants and here's how you can protect them

Elephants are loved by many but how many of us take the effort to take an initiative to conserve them? Canadian filmmaker and elephant conservationist Patricia Sims, who is the co-founder of World Elephant Day, suggests easy ways to help protect the endangered species - not only at the tourism level but also to prevent human-elephant conflict

12 August,2022 05:52 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

Elephant Day 2022: ‘As policies improve, human-elephant conflict worsens'

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India boasts of close to 30,000 tuskers but even as there are efforts being made to conserve them, man-elephant conflict seems to be a cause for concern. Mid-day Online spoke to Patricia Sims, founder of World Elephant Society, to understand how conservation has changed in the last 10 years since she first instituted the day for elephants

12 August,2022 05:52 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

Climate change has an impact on over 200 human pathogenic diseases: Study

The research found that more than 58 per cent, or 218 out of 375, of known human pathogenic diseases -- such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria, Zika and more -- had been affected at some point, by at least one climatic hazard, via 1,006 unique pathways

09 August,2022 12:36 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

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The pedigree problem: Here’s how the fixation with purebred pets harms animals

The pedigree problem: Here’s how the fixation with purebred pets harms animals

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The fascination with pedigree dogs and cats has boosted the culture of shopping for pets in India. Animal welfare activists and experts tell us how it endangers pets and why adopting an indie is an ethical option

08 August,2022 09:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
PPE kits used during Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on wildlife: Study

PPE kits used during Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on wildlife: Study

According to a study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment, 114 incidents of animals being affected by PPE debris in 23 countries were recorded from April 2020 to December 2021

02 August,2022 02:09 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
WEF calls for rapid industry decarbonisation to limit global warming

WEF calls for rapid industry decarbonisation to limit global warming

In the first edition of a report on the state of the net-zero transition in key industrial sectors, the Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2022, the WEF called for the urgency for industrial decarbonization that is reinforced by high energy prices and energy supply chain disruptions

30 July,2022 12:36 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Int'l Tiger Day: Mumbai’s tryst with tigers and the need for conservation plans

Int'l Tiger Day: Mumbai’s tryst with tigers and the need for conservation plans

Many may not know that Mumbai has a history with tigers. One of the last recorded sightings of the big cat's pug marks here was in 2003 on the border of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. A naturalist who was a part of that exercise recounts the experience, while another highlights the need for conservation in India

29 July,2022 04:19 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto
Heatwave in Europe underscores need for quick action against climate change: WHO

Heatwave in Europe underscores need for quick action against climate change: WHO

According to WHO regional director, 1,700 people have died as a result of the current heatwave in Spain and Portugal, and wildfires have spread from southern Europe to as far north as Scandinavia

23 July,2022 01:37 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

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World Ozone Day: Understanding why it is important to protect the ozone layer

As the awareness around global warming increases, there is a need to understand why the ozone layer deserves to be protected. The layer in the Earth’s stratosphere has been depleting but it must be preserved to avoid harmful effects such as various types of skin cancers. On International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, here are interesting facts about the efforts in that direction

16 September,2022 10:47 AM IST

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Heatwave in Europe underscores need for quick action against climate change: WHO

Heatwave in Europe underscores need for quick action against climate change: WHO

According to WHO regional director, 1,700 people have died as a result of the current heatwave in Spain and Portugal, and wildfires have spread from southern Europe to as far north as Scandinavia

23 July,2022 01:37 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Gorakhpur in UP to get a new vulture conservation centre

Gorakhpur in UP to get a new vulture conservation centre

The centre will be built on land allotted under the Bombay Natural History Society. It will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on September 3, which also marks International Vulture Awareness Day

19 July,2022 03:42 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Delhi, London could face severe droughts amid rising heatwave: Report

Delhi, London could face severe droughts amid rising heatwave: Report

According to a report by Christian Aid, global water use grew at more than twice the rate of population increases over the course of the 20th century

19 July,2022 03:19 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

What's a 'Brimato'? Varanasi scientists now grow brinjal on 'Pomato' plant

What's a 'Brimato'? Varanasi scientists now grow brinjal on 'Pomato' plant

Pomato was developed last year and the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research scientists have been trying to further improve its quality and quantity. Apart from brinjal, they are also growing chillies, and working on growing cucumber, gourd and bitter gourd in one pot

17 July,2022 01:36 PM IST | Varanasi | IANS

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    Actress Zareen Khan whose song with Umar Riaz, Eid Ho Jayegi has just been released, introduces mid-day.com to her six pet cat babies. The actress who is an animal lover says if she had more space, she would like to adopt an entire animal kingdom.

    29 April,2022 10:03 PM IST | Mumbai
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