Around half of the world's critically endangered Saiga antelope have died suddenly in Kazakhstan since 10 May.

“Not a single animal survived in the affected herds,” the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, a United Nations-backed effort also known as CMS, said in a statement

International experts are investigating the sudden deaths of more than 100,000 endangered saiga antelope in Kazakhstan, raising fears that a species that has been around since the Ice Age may be at

The number of saiga plummeted in the 1990s as a result of poaching

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia according to Global Weather Hazards Summary (September 26 - October 2, 2014).

A Soviet-era nuclear test site in Kazakhstan was cleaned up through a collaborative international project that could provide lessons for tackling other dangerous nuclear sites across the globe, a r

Inking the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement paves the way for Canadian uranium to reach India

The governments of India and Canada have taken another step towards full implementation of their bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA), paving the way for Canadian uranium to reach India. Joe Oliver, federal minister of natural resources, announced yesterday that officials from the two countries had signed an ‘Appropriate Arrangement’ as part of the nuclear agreement. He said so at the headquarters of Canada’s largest uranium producer, Cameco Corporation, in Saskatoon, a city in the province of Saskatchewan.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said on Monday that strains of tuberculosis with resistance to multiple drugs could spread widely. The International health agencies also highlighted an annual need of at least US$ 1.6 billion in international funding for treatment and prevention of the disease.

The WHO said that if fully funded, by 2016 over 90% of TB patients estimated to have MDR-TB will be detected and provided treatment in seven high-MDR-TB burden countries including India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine and South Africa.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern region of Kazakhstan at 22:38 Monday evening local time (16:38:53 GMT), according to the earthquake experimental group of the Scientific Committee of

The 90 bird watchers in 18 teams, who are part of the SACON’s second edition of bird race here on Sunday, spotted more than 250 species from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..

The event was organised by Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History along with HSBC Bank and Yuhina Eco-media. Three teams ended up sighting 133, 132 and 131 bird species, respectively. The birders identified almost all common birds of Coimbatore. There were many rare observations such as Redwinged Crested Cuckoo, Rufous Bellied Hawk Eagle and Pallied Harrier from unexpected locations, said P. Pramod, senior scientist of SACON.

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