Environment

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in India’s Kerala

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in India's Kerala

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KOCHI/CHENGANNUR (Reuters) - Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing…
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Guppy fish an effective dengue mosquito control method

Guppy fish an effective dengue mosquito control method

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Guppy fish can be one of the five most effective forms of dengue control, as these tiny fish can be placed in water vessels in and around homes, where they will eat the larvae of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes. The goal is to reduce the mosquito population as much as possible, and lower the incidence of dengue…
Heat wave kills 19 in Canada

Heat wave kills 19 in Canada

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A heatwave in Quebec has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, health officials said Wednesday. Twelve of the dead were reported in the eastern province's capital Montreal, said regional public health director Mylene Drouin. The Tribune newspaper said five of the deaths occurred in the…
Met office forecasts rain over country

Met office forecasts rain over country

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Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places across the country in the next 24 hours ending 9:00 am tomorrow. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places over…
TIB for enforcing law to prevent plastic pollution

TIB for enforcing law to prevent plastic pollution

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Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today demanded for stronger implementation of law to resist illegal production, marketing and usage of plastic to prevent environment pollution. In a press statement, the organisation placed an eight-point demand, which include - ensuring exemplary punishment for violating law, planning and implementing community based waste management system, taking initiatives in government…