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  • Two more vulture species on the hit list

    Two more species of vulture — the Egyptian Vulture and the Red-headed Vulture — have been added to the list of vulture species affected by the killer drug Diclofenac, a recent study has shown. The Cambridge Journal paper is based on ongoing studies conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society (...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:05am
  • Sewri Flamigoes: A flamboyant affair

    They came in thousands, both people and flamingos, to the Sewri Jetty on Saturday afternoon for the seventh edition of the Annual Flamingo Festival conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The 15,000 strong congregation of flamingos, also called a 'flamboyance', once again managed to...

    Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 7:45am
  • Teach young people small steps to ease climate change: KS Hosalikar

    "When I was young, cold mornings were more frequent. Today, winters are shorter. What used to be measured in months is now counted in days. Unseasonal rain was not as common as it is now," KS Hosalikar, deputy director general of the India Meteorological Department, said on Thursday. He was...

    Friday, 28 March 2014 - 8:10am
  • Out of sight, out of mind; decline of sparrows

    Today is the World Sparrow Day, a day to rekindle your thoughts of those fast disappearing bird. Did you know that once considered as the most commonly bird found in the country – sparrows have now been overtaken by crows, pigeon and mynas in various cities, pushing it down to the fourth place,...

    Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 9:55am
  • Brace for the heat today; it might touch 37°C

    The city temperature will hover around 37°C today, the Met department predicted on Monday. That will be a rise by about 4°C. The earlier half of Monday saw the maximum temperature at 33°C and minimum at 25°C. Humidity was around 47-49%, which forced people to cut down on Holi celebrations. "Most...

    Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 6:30am
  • Stop trials over genetically modified crops: Letter to CM

    Environmentalists, former law makers and administrative officials, have jointly written to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and agricultural minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, to halt open air trials of genetically modified (GM) crops in the state and cancel the clearances that were provided to 28...

    Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 7:49am
  • Modern architecture scaring away sparrows

    Have you noticed sparrows sitting outside your window on some tree branch recently? Have you ever wondered why you have not come across a little sparrow nest either? No. Then please understand, it's because of the buildings you live in or work at. Modern architecture and glass buildings have been...

    Saturday, 15 March 2014 - 6:00am
  • Dna iCan marathon: Communication breakdown, but they finished the race

    Fifty-two- year-old Vidulata Jaykar was one of the last few marathoners to cross the finish line of the 5-km Fun Run and it was only because she was waiting and guiding the rest of her mates from the Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women (BFDW) towards it before getting there herself.

    Monday, 10 March 2014 - 9:00am
  • Wolfmother rocks Mumbai

    At 9pm on Wednesday, more than 200 people had queued up outside Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, hoping to get passes to watch Australian rockers, Wolfmother, to perform for the very first time in India. Though the tickets were already sold out three days before the gig, Mumbaikars still wanted to try their...

    Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00am
  • Nature Park to bloom with cacti, bonsai from today

    Summer time is when cactus flowers bloom and Maharashtra Nature Park in Mahim is all set to host the fourth edition of its summer plant show this weekend. With three categories — Bonsai, Cactus and Bougainville — the exhibition will showcase some of the best plants from the city.

    Friday, 7 March 2014 - 8:00am

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