Coal mine fire may threaten Ranchi-Patna highway

Ranchi, Jan 21 : The massive fire that broke out at a coal mine in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Monday may threaten the Ranchi-Patna national highway, an official said on Wednesday. Quintals of coal were gutted in the fire, the smoke from which still engulfs the area. Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) officials, camped at the […]

Water flow in great Asian rivers to increase in future

London, Jan 21 : Contrary to fears that water supplies in the major Asian rivers would drastically decline in the near future, new research now shows that water flow in these rivers will be stable and may even increase in the coming decades. The great Asian rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau or […]

How 2-degree target to tame global warming can’t be met

London, Jan 21 : The ambitious plan to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius is abstract and invites misunderstanding, a team of Swiss researchers has claimed. According to Sonia Seneviratne, professor of land-climate dynamics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), many people will interpret two degrees globally as two degrees […]

New bird species with musical tone discovered in India

New Delhi, Jan 21 : A team of international scientists has discovered a new species of bird with a soothing tone in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China. The bird, described in the current issue of the journal Avian Research, has been named Himalayan forest thrush Zoothera salimalii. The scientific name honours the great […]

18 trains delayed as fog covers Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 21 : At least 18 Delhi-bound trains were running late as the national capital witnessed a foggy Thursday morning, the Northern Railway said. According to Met Office, Delhi’s minimum temperature settled at 6.9 degrees Celsius. “The sky will remain mainly clear in the day,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) […]