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At 21.4degC, Mumbai feels nip in the air

Mumbai, Nov. 20 -- Night temperatures in the city dropped to 21.4 degrees Celsius, with the weather bureau forecasting a further dip in mercury as winter sets in. The Santacruz weather station record... Read More


3-D maps for migratory bird pathways soon

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- The Union environment ministry has approved a three-year study called the 'Bird Sensitivity Mapping Tool' to chart the pathways of migratory birds under the Central Asian Flyway (CA... Read More


Contractor pays Rs.1L fine for destroying Uran mangroves

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- A state-appointed contractor has paid a penalty of Rs.1 lakh to the forest department to ensure 4.5 hectares (ha) of mangroves in Uran, which were destroyed owing to construction ac... Read More


Contractor pays Rs.1L fine for destroying Uran mangroves

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- A state-appointed contractor has paid a penalty of Rs.1 lakh to the forest department to ensure 4.5 hectares (ha) of mangroves in Uran, which were destroyed owing to construction ac... Read More


'95% of mangroves in Mumbai could perish from rising sea levels'

Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- Most mangrove species in Mumbai's wetlands will not survive rising sea levels, the Maharashtra forest department has said. The department's warning comes on the heels of a US study ... Read More


'95% of mangroves in Mumbai could perish from rising sea levels'

Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- Most mangrove species in Mumbai's wetlands will not survive rising sea levels, the Maharashtra forest department has said. The department's warning comes on the heels of a US study ... Read More


Blue traffic light signal for better air?

MUMBAI, Nov. 18 -- Ghatkopar residents Shivani Khot, 20, and her sister, Esha, 15, have come up with a unique solution to curb air pollution and conserve fuel - a blue traffic light, which will blink ... Read More


930 pieces of 'black corals' worth Rs.50K seized from MMR, 2 held

Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- In a first in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Maharashtra forest department on Sunday arrested two men from Jalna for illegal poss... Read More


930 pieces of 'black corals' worth Rs.50-K seized from MMR, 2 held

Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- In a first in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Maharashtra forest department on Sunday arrested two men from Jalna for illegal poss... Read More


AQI monitors on drones at junctions in Mumbai soon

MUMBAI, Nov. 18 -- The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will begin an ambitious exercise to monitor air pollution across busy traffic junctions in the city using drones (unmanned aerial vehi... Read More