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Assam forest minister instructs officials to protect wild life

Guwahati, Feb 7 (IBNS) : Assam forest minister Atuwa Munda on Saturday instructed top officials of the department to take all actions to protect wild life including poaching incidents in the state.

Jupiter comes closest to Earth tonight

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 6 (IBNS): Planet Jupiter will come closest to Earth on Friday night coming to within 404 million miles (650 million kilometers) of planet.

Dawn gets closer views of Ceres

Washington, Feb 6 (IBNS) NASA on Friday said its Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world.

NASA spacecraft returns new images of Pluto en route to historic encounter

California, Feb 5 (IBNS) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images of Pluto on Wednesday, as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet. Although still just a dot along with its largest moon, Charon, the images come on the 109th birthday of Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the distant icy world in 1930.

UN agency boosts aid for Malawi's flood victims, as Member States are briefed on situation

New York, Feb 5 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced on Wednesday that it is scaling-up its efforts in Malawi, following weeks of devastating floods that have displaced large numbers of people and presented complex challenges for that country’s Government.

Low intensity quake felt in Kashmir region

Srinagar, Feb 5 (IBNS) A low intense earthquake hit Kashmir region early on Wednesday morning.

Rs 1500 cr relief fund in place for nuclear disaster victims: DAE

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IBNS): The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) Kolkata said that 3 to 4% of total electricity power in India now come from nuclear power plants and a relief fund is in place for compensation in case of any nuclear disaster.

India committed to issues on climate change: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IBNS) Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has said that government's initiatives, efforts, and action plans to pursue the clean and renewable energy path had put India in a leadership position in dealing with climate change issues.

India playing a leadership role in fight against climate change: Javadekar

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that India was already demonstrating leadership in the fight against climate change.

21st century 'hottest' on record as global warming continues, UN agency warns

New York,Feb 3 (IBNS) Devastating weather patterns and increasing temperatures will last into the foreseeable future as global warming is expected to continue, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Monday as it explained that 2014’s ranking as the “hottest year on record” is part of a larger climate trend.

Jupiter coming closet to Earth on Friday

Kolkata, Feb 2 (IBNS) The Jupiter will come close to the Earth on Feb 6.

Kolkata hosts International Workshop on climate change

Kolkata, Feb 2 (IBNS): International and national experts, who attended an international meeting on climate change held in Kolkata recently, agreed that the climate vulnerability of Sunderbans should become a global agenda after taking a day long visit to the climate change impacted areas of the pristine ecosystem.

Infosys organizes 'Clean Day'

Bangalore, Jan 30 (IBNS): Infosys on Friday organized a cleanliness initiative at its Bangalore campus in an endeavor to create ambassadors of a sustainable tomorrow.

Indus Towers publishes first edition of its Sustainability Report

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IBNS): Building on its philosophy of 'Putting India First', Indus Towers, a telecom tower company, on Wednesday launched the first edition of its annual Sustainability Report for FY 2013-14.

Greenpeace finds peak pollution levels to be 3 times the Indian safety limits in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IBNS): Delhiites have been breathing extremely poor air this winter with PM2.5 averages peaking at 320micrograms/cubic meter, 6times the Indian safety limits and 14 times that of the WHO's, a Greenpeace India reports said.