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Retention ponds can help reduce tyre particle pollution: Study

Retention ponds can help reduce tyre particle pollution: Study

Retention ponds and wetlands are constructed as part of highways projects primarily to attenuate flow, prevent downstream flooding and also to remove pollutants

National Pet Day: Pet parents on cultivating bonding with their furry friends

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From indulging in bubble baths to relishing sunsets at the beach, pet parents tell us how they keep their furry friends engaged and recount their most cherished bonding activities

11 April,2024 09:38 AM IST | Mumbai | Maitrai Agarwal

1st solar eclipse of 2024 to grace North American skies on Monday

Skygazers in North America are in for a treat today as the first solar eclipse of 2024 will shine bright on Monday night

08 April,2024 12:25 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Digital tool to promote sustainable wildlife trade gets award

On April 2, the CITES Secretariat received the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) 2024 Trade Facilitation Innovation Award in recognition of the Convention’s electronic permitting systems (eCITES)

06 April,2024 12:11 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Two held with leopard skin in Odisha

The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police has arrested two persons and seized one leopard skin from their possession following a raid in Kalahandi district

05 April,2024 05:32 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Record-breaking footfall at Kaziranga National Park, receives 3.27 L tourists

Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and iconic inhabitants like the one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga has emerged as a top-choice destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts

04 April,2024 04:46 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Hidden adventures of wildlife rescuers

The World Wildlife Day is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness about the wild fauna and flora across the globe. Midday Online spoke to wildlife rescuers from Pune to learn about the adventures and challenges of rescuing wildlife animals and birds in Maharashtra

04 April,2024 12:17 PM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

PM Modi sports recycled ethnic jacket during interaction with Bill Gates

The half-jacket PM Narendra Modi was wearing was made of recycled material. It was made using spare cloth pieces at tailors' shops and also from recycled plastic bottles

29 March,2024 02:39 PM IST | New Delhi | ANI

What is a 'worm moon' and does it still mark the start of spring?

The worm moon may be losing its significance, as climate change leads to wetter summers and milder winters in much of the world, opines Kevin Richard Butt from the University of Central Lancashire

27 March,2024 11:59 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

First-time voters in Maharashtra consider climate action a key poll issue

The survey titled 'Perception of First-Time Voters (aged 18-22 years) on Climate Education in India' revealed that 52.2 per cent of respondents advocate for climate education as the government's most effective strategy to combat the climate crisis

23 March,2024 05:11 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Environmentalists demand stricter enforcement of laws on Holi

Ahead of Holi celebrations, green activists of Agra have demanded effective steps by the Agra Municipal Corporation to ensure that environmental pollution on Holi was minimised through the use of eco-friendly colours and firewood

22 March,2024 04:02 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Earth Hour 2024: 60 minutes to sustainable actions

In a unique way, the Earth Hour India 2024 champions, Sudarsan Pattnaik, Ranveer Brar, Peepal Baba, Radhika Khandelwal and Shivang Mehta, encourage all to spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet

18 March,2024 10:20 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Environmentalists demand stricter enforcement of laws on Holi

Environmentalists demand stricter enforcement of laws on Holi

Ahead of Holi celebrations, green activists of Agra have demanded effective steps by the Agra Municipal Corporation to ensure that environmental pollution on Holi was minimised through the use of eco-friendly colours and firewood

22 March,2024 04:02 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Earth Hour 2024: 60 minutes to sustainable actions

Earth Hour 2024: 60 minutes to sustainable actions

In a unique way, the Earth Hour India 2024 champions, Sudarsan Pattnaik, Ranveer Brar, Peepal Baba, Radhika Khandelwal and Shivang Mehta, encourage all to spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet

18 March,2024 10:20 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
From Pitbull Terrier to Rottweiler: Centre tell states to ban 23 breeds of dogs

From Pitbull Terrier to Rottweiler: Centre tell states to ban 23 breeds of dogs

Some of the breeds that are a part of the list include Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel Kangal, Central Asian Shepherd Dog and Caucasian Shepherd Dog

14 March,2024 12:08 PM IST | New Delhi | PTI
Experts share safe hacks to deal with wildlife animals in human-dominated spaces

Experts share safe hacks to deal with wildlife animals in human-dominated spaces

The suburban areas connected with Sanjay Gandhi National Park have a higher incidence of wildlife as they lie at the periphery of the forest. On World Wildlife Day, Midday Online spoke to Pawan Sharma, a wildlife rescuer from RAWW, an animal welfare organisation in Mumbai, to learn about human-wildlife interaction

04 March,2024 10:13 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Living with leopards in Mumbai: Rescue, rehab and conservation measures

Living with leopards in Mumbai: Rescue, rehab and conservation measures

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On World Wildlife Day, three wildlife experts share how they track, analyse and deploy technology to safeguard the leopard population in Mumbai

04 March,2024 09:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

IN PHOTOS: People flock to Japan to celebrate the cherry blossom festival

The cherry blossom festival in Japan, known as ‘Hanami,’ is a traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossoms and the coming of the spring season. Take a look at how people celebrate this festival 

05 April,2024 03:31 PM IST | Editor
CMFRI proposes 'shark hotspots' to protect endangered species

CMFRI proposes 'shark hotspots' to protect endangered species

This move aims to safeguard endangered species, juveniles, and breeding adults from targeted fishing

21 February,2024 07:53 AM IST | Kochi | IANS

Zai Whitaker: Adivasis in India don’t get the importance they deserve

Zai Whitaker: Adivasis in India don’t get the importance they deserve

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In an interview with mid-day.com, the children’s book author and former Mumbaikar dwells on the inspiration behind ‘Termite Fry’, which is about Tamil Nadu’s Irula tribe. She also dwells on why the indigenous tribes in India deserve more importance, why bureaucrats need to do more, and children need to get a chance to enjoy their childhood instead

20 February,2024 10:22 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto

February most likely to break many global heat records: Meteorologists

February most likely to break many global heat records: Meteorologists

Humanity is on a trajectory to experience the hottest February in recorded history, after a record January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June and May

17 February,2024 06:38 PM IST | London | IANS

Mutant Chernobyl wolves develop anti-cancer abilities, may pave way for cure

Mutant Chernobyl wolves develop anti-cancer abilities, may pave way for cure

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), a 1,000 square mile zone surrounding area, cordoned off to prevent further exposure to radiation, has been recolonised by wildlife like horses, wolves, forests, and fungi

09 February,2024 04:55 PM IST | New York | IANS

World Elephant Day 2023: This Mumbai man talks to the Elephants

    World Elephant Day 2023: This Mumbai man talks to the Elephants

    When Mumbai’s Anand Shinde started off as a photojournalist, little did he know that his profession would someday lead him to become an Elephant Whisperer. Anand has a unique skill of communicating with the Elephants and he has been using this skill to help the gentle giants. But how does he do that and what all went into making Anand - an Elephant Whisperer? On World Elephant Day 2023, we bring you an exclusive chat with Mumbai’s elephant whisperer Anand Shinde. 

    11 August,2023 04:48 PM IST
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