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International Rhino Foundation awards emergency grant for tourism economy and rhinos in Southern Africa

Strasburg, Va – Responding to urgent requests from game reserves and parks facing severe budget shortfalls as the result of the loss of tourism income in Southern Africa, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) awarded emergency grants totaling nearly $150,000 to six organizations.

5.0-magnitude quake hits 26 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan -- USGS

Hong Kong/Xinhua: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 26 km southwest of Jurm, Afghanistan at 0921 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

COVID-19 detected in mink at 4 more fur farms in Netherlands - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: New COVID-19 cases have been detected in mink at four more fur farms in the Netherlands, where the fur industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dutch News website reported on Wednesday.

World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink

New York: The COVID-19 health crisis should be seen as a clarion call to “fundamentally rethink our relationship” with natural ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity, the UN cultural agency chief said on Friday, World Environment Day.

European and Chinese variants of coronavirus most found in India

Kolkata/ IBNS: A Zoological Survey of India study has revealed  mainly two variants of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) virus from China and Europe are most active in India among the 198 variants of the pathogen identified in the country, said a Hindustan Times report.

Top Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli says new discovered viruses are 'just tip of iceberg' 

Beijing/IBNS: A noted Chinese virologist, who is famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, said the new discovered viruses are  'just the tip of the iceberg'.

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.

Theaflavin in black tea inhibits COVID-19, increases immunity: Studies

Kolkata/UNI: As the International Tea Day is nearing, it is now widely discussed whether Tea, the Wellness Drink, as many researchers claim, is potential enough to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Sewage water can help detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19: Reports

New Delhi/ IBNS: A group of scientists in the United States is testing sewage water to detect hidden cases of novel coronavirus, a CNN report said.

Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief

New York/IBNS: An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

Lockdown effect: NO2 level reduces sharply in air

Hyderabad/UNI: Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Science, Government of India has said that Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) level in the air have drastically reduced during lockdown period.

International Day of Mother Earth: PM Narendra Modi gives a big shout out to Covid-19 warriors

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the nation on  International Day of Mother Earth and appreciated those people working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19.

COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.

Tracking sewage to surveil COVID-19

Researchers are in the preliminary stages of investigating wastewater for the presence of the novel coronavirus as an environmental surveillance mechanism, reports Mongabay-India correspondent Sahana Ghosh