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CMFRI proposes 'shark hotspots' to protect endangered species

CMFRI proposes 'shark hotspots' to protect endangered species

This move aims to safeguard endangered species, juveniles, and breeding adults from targeted fishing

Zai Whitaker: Adivasis in India don’t get the importance they deserve

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In an interview with mid-day.com, the children’s book author and former Mumbaikar dwells on the inspiration behind ‘Termite Fry’, which is about Tamil Nadu’s Irula tribe. She also dwells on why the indigenous tribes in India deserve more importance, why bureaucrats need to do more, and children need to get a chance to enjoy their childhood instead

20 February,2024 10:22 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

February most likely to break many global heat records: Meteorologists

Humanity is on a trajectory to experience the hottest February in recorded history, after a record January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June and May

17 February,2024 06:38 PM IST | London | IANS

Mutant Chernobyl wolves develop anti-cancer abilities, may pave way for cure

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), a 1,000 square mile zone surrounding area, cordoned off to prevent further exposure to radiation, has been recolonised by wildlife like horses, wolves, forests, and fungi

09 February,2024 04:55 PM IST | New York | IANS

India home to 718 snow leopards; 241 caught on camera: Report

Based on data analysis, the estimated population is Ladakh (477), Uttarakhand (124), Himachal Pradesh (51), Arunachal Pradesh (36), Sikkim (21), and Jammu and Kashmir (9)

01 February,2024 07:52 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Growing houseplants in Mumbai is a challenge, expert offer tips

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Having plants at home doesn’t just improve the air quality but also boosts mood. However, many plant parents and gardening enthusiasts face challenges in keeping their indoor plants alive. To help with this, Mid-day only got city-based plant experts on board to offer solutions

27 January,2024 10:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Aakanksha Ahire

Mumbai-based beach cleanup group celebrates 314 weeks of environmental triumph

Committed environmentalist Malhar Kalambe, fueled by his passion for our planet, successfully brought together a robust team of 100 volunteers and enthusiastic students to lead the initiative over the weekend

24 January,2024 03:47 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Study highlights correlation between climate change & impact on kids & women

The findings regarding Kolkata were particularly enlightening, revealing unique challenges faced by the city's young and vulnerable populations, as per the researchers contributing towards those findings

22 January,2024 07:38 AM IST | Kolkata | IANS

Worrying trend: Analysing the declining flamingo population in Navi Mumbai

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The illegitimate filling up of wetlands and burning of mangroves next to T.S. Chanakya is destroying flamingos’ natural habitat, informs city-based birder Vidyasagar Hariharan

14 January,2024 08:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

Researchers develop new method to tackle polyethylene waste

Polythene is the most widely used plastic in the world as daily food packaging, shopping bags and reagent bottles are all made from the plastic. It is also the largest proportion of all plastic waste and primarily ends up in landfills, posing a threat to global environment and ecology

11 January,2024 08:00 AM IST | Sydney | IANS

Indian pet owners highly aware of viruses, only 28 per cent clean homes daily

Many Indian pet owners think pet hair is the biggest problem as it is the most visible. Unsurprisingly, people are unaware of the other particles that may reside on their pets because these particles tend to be microscopic in size

11 January,2024 07:54 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

How remote and hybrid work can significantly cut carbon footprint

Hybrid workers tend to commute farther than onsite workers due to differences in housing choices

11 January,2024 07:28 AM IST | San Francisco | IANS
Indian pet owners highly aware of viruses, only 28 per cent clean homes daily

Indian pet owners highly aware of viruses, only 28 per cent clean homes daily

Many Indian pet owners think pet hair is the biggest problem as it is the most visible. Unsurprisingly, people are unaware of the other particles that may reside on their pets because these particles tend to be microscopic in size

11 January,2024 07:54 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
How remote and hybrid work can significantly cut carbon footprint

How remote and hybrid work can significantly cut carbon footprint

Hybrid workers tend to commute farther than onsite workers due to differences in housing choices

11 January,2024 07:28 AM IST | San Francisco | IANS
Climate change set to increase wildfire risk, lengthen fire seasons: Study

Climate change set to increase wildfire risk, lengthen fire seasons: Study

Wildfires are some of the most destructive natural disasters in the country, threatening lives, destroying homes and infrastructure, and creating air pollution

01 January,2024 04:50 AM IST | New York | IANS
Climate change events may soon start affecting your brain functioning: Study

Climate change events may soon start affecting your brain functioning: Study

The paper also explores the role that neuroscience can play in influencing the way we think about climate change, our judgments and how we respond

31 December,2023 08:00 PM IST | London | IANS
Artificial city lights luring birds to their deaths: Study

Artificial city lights luring birds to their deaths: Study

Scientists used weather radar data to map bird stopover density in the US and found that artificial light is a top indicator of where birds will land

30 December,2023 07:43 AM IST | New York | IANS

IN PHOTOS: 3 flamingos dead after flying into direction sign board in Nerul

This incident occurred at the nonfunctional jetty in Nerul. The board remained in its place for a few hours, but the joint managing director assured that it would be taken down promptly, informs environmentalist Sunil Agarwal

19 February,2024 11:24 AM IST | Ainie Rizvi
Flamingo spotting guide: Best spots in Mumbai to watch these winter visitors

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

29 December,2023 12:20 PM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

El Nino, climate change multiplies cyclone Michaung’s mayhem: Scientists

El Nino, climate change multiplies cyclone Michaung’s mayhem: Scientists

Scientists note that the intensity of the cyclone depends not only on sea surface temperature but, more importantly, on the volume of warm water in the ocean

06 December,2023 08:07 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Plastic pollution from cigarettes costing USD 26 billion a year globally: Study

Plastic pollution from cigarettes costing USD 26 billion a year globally: Study

Cigarette butts aren’t just litter; they’re a toxic ticking time bomb for our environment

06 December,2023 08:04 AM IST | Hong Kong | IANS

Study reveals forest may adapt to climate change, but not quickly enough

Study reveals forest may adapt to climate change, but not quickly enough

The findings suggest that, while most forests have the potential to adapt to hotter, dryer conditions, they aren't changing quickly enough to avoid the impending stress. The study, published in Global Change Biology, serves as a benchmark for future forest research, as well as a guide for conservation and management.

04 December,2023 01:45 PM IST | Washington | ANI

World Elephant Day 2023: This Mumbai man talks to the Elephants

    World Elephant Day 2023: This Mumbai man talks to the Elephants

    When Mumbai’s Anand Shinde started off as a photojournalist, little did he know that his profession would someday lead him to become an Elephant Whisperer. Anand has a unique skill of communicating with the Elephants and he has been using this skill to help the gentle giants. But how does he do that and what all went into making Anand - an Elephant Whisperer? On World Elephant Day 2023, we bring you an exclusive chat with Mumbai’s elephant whisperer Anand Shinde. 

    11 August,2023 04:48 PM IST
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