Saturday, January 16, 2021

Science

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy 

“All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective”, Secretary-General António Guterres said, addressing the virtual COP26 Roundtable...

Study reveals big difference in how coral reef fish larvae are dispersed – Times of India

WASHINGTON: How the larvae of colourful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year...

No fire spotted in Nagaland’s Dzukou range; operations to be scaled down: DFO – Times of India

KOHIMA: As no active fire was noticed in Nagaland's Dzukou range on Sunday, operations will be scaled down but the situation will be...

Here’s how you can protect your health against air pollution, Covid-19 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Although the vaccination drive for Covid-19 is all set to begin in the country from January 16, the highly contagious virus...

China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes work for 26th lunar day – Times of India

BEIJING: The lander and rover of China's Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work for the 26th lunar day on the far side of the...

Pandemic delays leave many nations facing climate action catch-up in 2021 – Times of India

BARCELONA: Less than half of countries that committed to strengthening their climate action targets in 2020 did so by the end of last...

Poachers’ paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking – Times of India

KARACHI: Since learning to capture birds as a teen, Muhammad Rafiq has amassed a small fortune in Pakistan trapping and trafficking falcons --...

Study finds protein critical to T cell metabolism, anti-tumour immune response – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a protein called NF-kappa B-inducing kinase (NIK) is essential...

2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The year 2020 was the eight warmest since 1901 but it was "substantially lower" than the highest warming observed...

‘Growing momentum’ to make 2021 the global action year for sustainable energy

Despite that the world is not on track to meet climate objectives and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) for universal access to clean,...

2020 saw environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact...

Quadrantids meteor shower 2021: When, where, how to watch spectacular sky display in India

World's premier space agency NASA has said that stargazers will get a golden chance to witness light show in the new year as...

NASA shares stunning picture of ‘Wolf Moon’ on Instagram, know what it is

NASA has posted a message on social media saying, “Aaah-ooooooh! It’s a Wolf Moon to end the year.” The US-based space agency wrote...

Prince Charles warns human exploitation of nature is ‘insanity’ – Times of India

Humans should remember they are part of nature and stop exploiting it to avert environmental and climate catastrophe, Britain's heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles said...

Indian-origin chemist Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy finds new clue to how life began on Earth

San Francisco: Adding a fresh viewpoint to the origin of life on Earth, an Indian-origin researcher Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy from Scripps Research in California...

Post 2004 tsunami, Andaman seabed unusually ‘shaky’ – Times of India

An earthquake with 10-minute-long waves is quite unusual. Many like it, in quick succession, even more so. But beneath the Andaman Sea near...

After year of ‘trials, tragedies and tears’, UN chief sends message of hope for 2021 

Praising the kindness shown by people around the world, the tireless efforts of frontline workers, the scientists who have developed vaccines in record time, and the countries making new advances to save the planet from climate catastrophe, Secretary-General...

Skyroot Aerospace becomes first Indian company to test-fire solid-fueled rocket engine

New Delhi: Indian Space startup, Skyroot Aerospace, has proven the crucial propulsion technology of their maiden rocket Vikram-1, with the latest test-firing of...

Young Champions of the Earth: Peru’s elemental innovator

Max Hidalgo is a recipient of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Young Champions of the Earth award...

Young Champions of the Earth: trashing barriers to boost recycling in Kuwait

Fatemah Alzelzela has been honoured as a United Nations Young Champion of the Earth, 2020., by UNEP Fatemah...

Santa visits ISS astronauts as they celebrate Christmas in space – Watch

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) did not let the COVID-19 pandemic situation dull their festive cheer as they took the day...

Scientists decode how coronavirus interacts with proteins in human cells – Times of India

BOSTON: Scientists have charted the first atlas showing how the genetic material of the novel coronavirus interacts with the proteins in human cells,...

Young Champions of the Earth: turning plastics into paving in Kenya

UNEP Young Champion of the Earth for 2020 Nzambi Matee. UNEP Nzambi Matee’s invention not only keeps plastic...

Researchers discover new species of snail-eating snake in Arunachal Pradesh – Times of India

MANGALURU/ BENGALURU: A team of researchers have discovered a new species of snail-eating snake Pareas kaduri, of the genus Pareas from the eastern...

Young Champions of the Earth: mapping clean water in China

Xiaoyuan Ren has been recognized as a UNEP’s Young Champion of the Earth for 2020. UNEP Xiaoyuan Ren...

Planet-warming trend continues: 2020 closes hottest decade on record – UN weather agency

Despite a cooling La Niña event, 2020 has been a year of exceptional heat that is now mature and impacting weather patterns in...

Covid-19 immunity lasts at least 8 months, hope for longevity of vaccinations: Study – Times of India

MELBOURNE: People who have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection have immune memory to protect against reinfection for at least eight months, according...

India has data, demography, demand, democracy to achieve world-class scientific solutions: PM Narendra Modi at IISF

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (December 22, 2020) delivered the inaugural address at the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020...

World could lose coral reefs by end of century, UN environment report warns

“In the face of inaction, coral reefs will soon disappear,” Leticia Carvalho, head of UNEP’s Marine and Freshwater Branch said on Monday.  “Humanity must...

India’s leopard count crosses 12800, PM Narendra Modi calls it a ‘great news’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (December 22, 2020) expressed happiness over the increasing population of leopards in India and called...