Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO

WASHINGTON: Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and…

Study reveals big difference in how coral reef fish larvae are dispersed

WASHINGTON: How the larvae of colourful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year and seasons – a Rutgers-led finding that…

No fire spotted in Nagaland’s Dzukou range; operations to be scaled down: DFO

KOHIMA: As no active fire was noticed in Nagaland’s Dzukou range on Sunday, operations will be scaled down but the situation will be constantly monitored, a forest officer said. A…

Pandemic delays leave many nations facing climate action catch-up in 2021

BARCELONA: Less than half of countries that committed to strengthening their climate action targets in 2020 did so by the end of last year, as the pandemic slowed climate diplomacy…

Poachers’ paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking

KARACHI: Since learning to capture birds as a teen, Muhammad Rafiq has amassed a small fortune in Pakistan trapping and trafficking falcons — including some endangered species — for wealthy…

2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD | India News

NEW DELHI: The year 2020 was the eight warmest since 1901 but it was “substantially lower” than the highest warming observed in 2016, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on…

2020 saw environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact was that it helped the environment bounce…

Prince Charles warns human exploitation of nature is ‘insanity’

Humans should remember they are part of nature and stop exploiting it to avert environmental and climate catastrophe, Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles said on Tuesday. Interviewed by Canadian novelist Margaret…

Post 2004 tsunami, Andaman seabed unusually ‘shaky’

An earthquake with 10-minute-long waves is quite unusual. Many like it, in quick succession, even more so. But beneath the Andaman Sea near Nicobar, the 2004 earthquake and tsunami has…

Researchers discover new species of snail-eating snake in Arunachal Pradesh

MANGALURU/ BENGALURU: A team of researchers have discovered a new species of snail-eating snake Pareas kaduri, of the genus Pareas from the eastern Himalayas. Members of the snake subfamily Pareinae,…

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