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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Worlds first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
India Today

Washington, Mar 14 (PTI) Scientists have discovered the worlds first fluorescent frog in Argentina that sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The ability to abs more....

World's first fluorescent frog discovered in South America
Mid – Day

Buenos Aires: The worlds first fluorescent frog has been discovered in the Amazon basin in Argentina, a media report said on Tuesday. Scientists at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires made the discovery by accident while more....

World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
Deccan Herald

Scientists have discovered the world's first fluorescent frog in Argentina that sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The ability to absorb light at short wav more....

Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!
Zee News

New Delhi: Massive changes in global ecology taking place on a daily basis bear testimony to the haunting impact of the ever-changing climate. This ecological impact has given rise to a rapid increase in burning of fossil fuels, emission of greenhou more....

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: Study
The Times of India

OSLO: Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. The study indicates that an ic more....

Natural swings partly responsible for Arctic sea ice loss
Business Standard

Rapid loss of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is partly driven by natural swings, not just global warming triggered by human activities, says a study. A shift in wind patterns is responsible for about 60 per cent of sea ice loss in the Arctic Ocean more....

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind – study
Reuters

Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. The study indicates that an ice-free A more....

Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests
The Hindu

Three wild elephants died within a span of 24 hours at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Gudalur Forest Range on Sunday and Monday. One of the elephants that died on Monday was a 25-year-old female and it died of an infection in its lower jaw. The ani more....

Aquatic birds at zoo to have new home
The Hindu

Another enclosure for seal, visitors’ gallery gets more facilities The aquatic birds in Thiruvananthapuram zoo will soon have a new home. Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandary, Dairy Development and Zoos K. Raju will formally inaugurate the new aq more....

Artificial nests to help sparrows ‘grow’ in Maharashtra
The Indian Express

The state forest department has roped in builders in its initiative to repopulate sparrows in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and even Alibaug by setting up artificial nests. A breeding programme that will help increase sparrows in urban pockets was recently kic more....

151 bird species spotted in Konni reserve forests
The Hindu

Survey was done by Alappuzha Natural History Society A comprehensive survey of birds carried out by the Alappuzha Natural History Society (ANHS), in association with the Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department, has spotted a total of 151 species in K more....

Three blackbuck found dead in East Godavari
The Hindu

At least three blackbuck (Antilopecervicapra) were reportedly killed by stray dogs last week in Pitchuka Lanka, one of the two islands near the Dowleswaram Barrage in East Godavari district where the blackbuck thrive. A group of wildlife activists b more....

Poachers account for 53 of 131 leopard deaths across India in 2017
The Hindustan Times

Since the start of the year, 131 leopards have died across the country. Of these, 40% were killed by poachers. Wildlife activists said that while conservation efforts were largely focused on tigers, other big cats also needed protection. The Wildlif more....

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board cracks down on plastic waste management rules
Tech Economictimes

Amazon, Britannia Industries and Indo Nissin Foods are among many companies that have been directed to put in place a system to collect plastic generated by their products. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has decided to get cracking on more....

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board cracks down on plastic waste management rules
Tech Economictimes

Amazon, Britannia Industries and Indo Nissin Foods are among many companies that have been directed to put in place a system to collect plastic generated by their products. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has decided to get cracking on more....

Madrid to ban old cars by 2025 in crackdown on air pollution
First Post

MADRID Madrid's city government announced plans on Monday to ban the oldest and most polluting vehicles from the city centre by 2025 in a bid to crackdown on air pollution.The local government will prohibit the use within the city's limits of gasolin more....

PCB steps up pollution monitoring
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: Stepping up the monitoring of air quality in the city, the State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has set up three more real time air pollution monitoring stations. The new stations have been located in or close to the industrial clusters o more....

Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss: study
Deccan Chronicle

Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 per cent of Arctic sea ice loss, while humans are to blame for the rest, a climate study said Monday. The paper, based on model simulations of different climate conditions, was a rare a more....

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: Study
The Economic Times

OSLO: Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. The study indicates that an i more....

Polythene threat: ‘Kashmir will lose edge in adventure tourism’
Greater Kashmir

Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK) today came down heavily on the government for lifting the ban on use and manufacture of polythene of above 50 micron in Jammu & Kashmir, saying the step would deprive Kashmir of its edge in adve more....

Air quality in Mumbai three times worse than Delhi
The Indian Express

On Monday, Mumbai’s air’s quality was almost three times worse than Delhi’s, data reveals. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index (AQI) in Mumbai was 312, while Delhi recorded an overal more....

NGT to monitor coal dust pollution in Vizag port
The Hindu

Threatens drastic action if emissions exceed permissible limits The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will monitor measures taken to prevent air pollution caused due to spread of coal dust to Old City and other areas of the city and directed AP Pollutio more....

Yesterdays News (Monday, March 13, 2017 )
Frogs heading uphill to escape climate change
50 butterfly species spotted in Amirthi forest
Steps to protect vultures, improve facilities at Ramadevara Betta under way
SC rejects plea on reducing pollution by fitting exhaust on top of vehicles
Soon, one can monitor real-time pollution data from Ganga
Delhi Budget could have done more to fight pollution, say experts
Plastic menace killing cattle
Holi 2017: How to ensure the festival of colours is happy for animals too
HOLI-ANIMALS 2 LAST
Plastic-free city in a few years?
After nilgai, peacock killed in Sohna
Conservationists demand re-marking of Kolleru sanctuary boundary
Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade

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