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Climate change can trigger deadly tsunamis from Antarctica: Study

Submarine landslides are a major geohazard with the potential to trigger tsunamis that can lead to huge loss of life. The landslides can also destroy infrastructure including subsea cables, meaning future such events would create a wide range of economic and social impacts

30 May,2023 03:14 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
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World Sparrow Day: How you can help make your Mumbai home suitable for sparrows


Sparrows are omnipresent but most often than not we may not stop to appreciate them like we would other colourful species of birds. Mid-day Online spoke to city birders to understand why we should celebrate them and how housing colonies are suitable for them

23 May,2023 01:27 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto
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How Navi Mumbai activists protect flamingos from a capitalist nexus


The IUCN endangered list includes Lesser Flamingo, Mumbai's winter migratory bird, under the 'threatened' category. On National Endangered Species Day 2023, Green activists share how rampant urbanisation has led to the habitat loss of flamingos, setting a disruption in Navi Mumbai's ecology

20 May,2023 08:28 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
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Mumbai zoo launches a Crocodile Trail with an underwater viewing deck

Spread over nearly one acre of water and greenery, the Croc Trail has separate enclosures for the crocodiles and gharials, and more shall be added here from other zoos in the country

10 May,2023 09:30 AM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Increasing soil pollution having an adverse impact on food security: Report

On the one hand, soil pollution can reduce crop yields due to toxic levels of contaminants, and on the other, crops grown in polluted soils are unsafe, causing a threat to human health, as well as to animals

09 May,2023 03:35 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
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Flamingo spotting guide: Best spots in Mumbai to watch these winter visitors

Flamingos migrate via the west coast from Gujarat. After breeding in the Great Rann of Kutch between Khadir & Paccham islands, they arrive in Mumbai to embrace the mild winters that the city offers

28 April,2023 12:20 PM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
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Female butterflies mate 1.5 times on average, despite male shortage

New study by the universities of Exeter, Rwanda, and Edinburgh, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund found that females mated about 1.5 times on average, regardless of how many males were around

19 April,2023 09:18 AM IST | Washington | ANI

How to take care of your pets this scorching summer


Heat exhaustion is commonplace, not just in case of humans but also animals. Your pets may require more attention and care during the ongoing heatwave, so we asked a veterinarian to share expert tips and outline signs of distress

18 April,2023 04:03 PM IST | Mumbai | Maitrai Agarwal

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

08 April,2023 10:20 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

Emissions from banned chemicals that destroy ozone layer resurging: Study

Chlorofluorocarbons known to destroy the Earth's protective ozone layer was once widely used in the manufacture of hundreds of products. Its use was banned under the Montreal Protocol in 2010

06 April,2023 08:40 AM IST | London | IANS

"Stop treating Earth like garbage dump," UN chief calls for war on waste

Pollution and chemicals are poisoning water, air and soil. Meanwhile, a staggering 10 per cent of all global greenhouse gas emissions comes from growing, storing and transporting food that is never used

31 March,2023 05:51 PM IST | United Nations | IANS

World Meteorological Day 2023: Understanding the significance of Meteorology

Every year March 23 is observed as World Meteorological Day to recognise the services of meteorologists and understand how they help in safeguarding public safety and well-being

23 March,2023 10:29 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Eco Anxiety: Not just the young, climate change is making everyone restless

There is no escaping climate change and its catastrophes. Mumbaikars have been navigating, coping, and fighting in the face of eco anxiety, annually flooding houses, existential dread and alarmist headlines. These are their hopes and concerns

22 March,2023 05:21 PM IST | Mumbai | Maitrai Agarwal

    Meet Zareen Khan And Her Six Cats | Celebrity Pet Parents

    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 | Mumbai