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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
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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
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'Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean are gaining intensity and that too rapidly'

Mumbai-based climate scientist Sridhar Balasubramanian observes that cyclones such as Tauktae cannot be stopped so the focus should be on reducing the impact. For the future, there is a need to preserve our ecosystem and create a robust climate-resilience framework

22 March,2023 05:20 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto
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Water on Earth formed in interstellar space long before Sun: Study

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, astronomers detected gaseous water in the planet-forming disc around the star named 'V883 Orionis' about 1300 light-years away from Earth

21 March,2023 05:42 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
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Urgent climate action is the way forward to secure liveable future: IPCC report

The solution lies in climate resilient development. This involves integrating measures to adapt to climate change with actions to reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in ways that provide wider benefits

21 March,2023 01:41 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
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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

21 March,2023 09:59 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto
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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

21 March,2023 09:57 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

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

20 March,2023 09:43 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

World Sparrow Day 2023: Why you should know about the bird

Sparrows greeting us at our windows and balconies have become a rare sight. Every year, March 20 is celebrated as World Sparrow Day to raise awareness about the birds and their conservation

19 March,2023 09:35 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

How wildlife rescuers are preserving the endangered species of Maharashtra


The World Wildlife Day is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness about the wild fauna and flora across the globe. Midday Online spoke to wildlife rescuers from Pune to learn about the adventures and challenges of rescuing wildlife animals and birds in Maharashtra

17 March,2023 09:24 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

Report: Indian companies need to cut down on corporate flying emissions

Of the companies that have targets, only four companies meet the "gold standard", i.e. report air travel emissions and commit to reducing them by 50 per cent or more, by 2025 or sooner

16 March,2023 12:40 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

'People don’t know what a river is’, say Mumbai experts


Three experts who have been closely associated with rivers and Mumbai's coastline collectively delve into the issues with river conservation in India

15 March,2023 02:23 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

'Kartiki, Guneet's Oscar 2023 win is a great achievement for women filmmakers'

Indian filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga won the Oscar for the ‘Best Documentary Short Film’ this year. Mid-day Online spoke to Patricia Sims, Canadian documentary filmmaker and founder of World Elephant Day to share what this achievement means for the pachyderm

14 March,2023 08:52 PM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

    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