Carcasses of hundreds of birds, including plovers, common coot, black winged stilt, northern shovelers, ruddy shelduck, and pied avocet were found scattered on the edge of 12-13 km of the catchment area of the lake, bird experts had said.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Mass mortality of migratory birds at Sambhar lake not due to ‘avian influenza’, NGT told
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It makes a reference to the Charter of the United Nations, Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as well as the India-EU Strategic Partnership Joint Action Plan signed in November 2005, and to the EU-India Thematic Dialogue on Human Rights as it urges the Indian authorities to "engage constructively" with those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and consider their demands to repeal the "discriminatory CAA". … [Read more...] about European Parliament to debate on anti-CAA resolution
Well, kind of. It doesn’t flow directly into the recipient’s bank account. It goes onto an Apple Pay cash card. Call it Apple bucks. Cupertino’s Monopoly money. The equivalent of a gift certificate. To actually collect any of the money for rent, utilities, and all those pesky things that matter, your friend will need to manually transfer it to their bank, via an interface undisclosed in the process. It cannot be automated. In other words, Apple is making the conscious choice to sit on your money, most likely reinvesting it for millions in returns, while offering you the equivalent of a gift card for your efforts. … [Read more...] about The Sneaky Psychology Of Apple Pay–And How It Could Cost You
The view of backyard cottages as a family safety net raises the question of whether they’ll truly inspire homeowners to drop the isolated mindset that challenges urban density in the first place. Zoning and local politics might prove bigger hurdles. Smart growth has vehement opponents, and NIMBYs who see cottages as a threat to single-family neighborhoods might do their best to block new regulations, too. Financing problems also linger, especially since cottages don’t receive mortgage advantages given to income-based developments. … [Read more...] about The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages
Still, CLT could’ve easily remained an obscure niche material. But around the same time, climate change was becoming a major topic on the global stage. The construction industry alone produces as much as 39% of CO2 emissions in the U.S., according to the Green Building Council, thanks to the production of cement and steel, not to mention their transport. Timber, by comparison, is what’s called a “carbon sink,” or a material that absorbs more carbon than it produces (and thus reduces the amount of emissions in the atmosphere). In that light, using more timber–and less steel and concrete–seems like a no-brainer. … [Read more...] about Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?