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NASA’s Scientists warned Earth might face More Heat Waves

NASA’s Scientists warned Earth might face More Heat Waves

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) warned that most of Earth’s land areas might face an extreme summer heat wave than they did between 1951 to 1980.…

Ganga water contamination exceeds permissible limit

Ganga water contamination exceeds permissible limit

Bacterial contamination in the Ganges has exceeded the maximum permissible limit at a number of locations even as 80 per cent of pollution in the river is due to discharge…

Protected areas established to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

Protected areas established to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

Government has taken several steps, including establishment of protected areas, to conserve the rich bio-diversity of Western Ghats, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan has said. A large number of protected areas…

Data mixed on radiation from Japan nuke leaks

Data mixed on radiation from Japan nuke leaks

Researchers say radiation from the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant following last year’s tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies and damaged the local environment though humans seem relatively unaffected. Many Japanese,…

Urbanization can increase summer time warming

Urbanization can increase summer time warming

Rapidly expanding megapolitan areas can lead to greater global warming than climate change, say researchers. According to the United Nations’ 2011 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, global urban population is…

Mass of volcanic rocks floating in Pacific off New Zealand

Mass of volcanic rocks floating in Pacific off New Zealand

A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand. The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted…

300 emus die of starvation in Tamil Nadu

300 emus die of starvation in Tamil Nadu

Over 300 exotic emu birds died for want of feed and water at the main supply centre of Perundurai-based Susi Emu Farms at Kaniyoor near Sathyamangalam on Thursday, three days…

Two-day workshop on plant diversity, conservation from tomorrow

Two-day workshop on plant diversity, conservation from tomorrow

A two-days workshop on plant diversity and conservation has been arranged at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama from August 10 with financial assistance of Union Ministry of Environment and Forest. The Western…

Deficient monsoon: Govt declares 14 districts in Gujarat ‘scarcity hit’

Deficient monsoon: Govt declares 14 districts in Gujarat ‘scarcity hit’

As the monsoon situation shows little signs of improvement, the Gujarat government, on Tuesday, declared 14 districts and 152 talukas of the state as “scarcity hit”, reports said. The government…

Cognizant: Global economic environment is fragile

Cognizant: Global economic environment is fragile

Malcolm Frank, executive vice president for strategy in Cognizant, talks to TOI about why the company’s growth is so much ahead of that of its competition. Cognizant is way ahead…