Will there be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?
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Will there be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?

Fact-checking Catherine McKenna’s claim that ‘plastics will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050.’Giant fish made from plastic bottles are exhibited on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. The Liberals have announced a series of planned measures aimed at cutting down plastic pollution in our oceans, including a ban single-use plastics in Canada. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)As…

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Hatch them off guard

Imagine what life in one such crow home would have been like during the last few months.Judging by the number of exasperated hoarse “caws” I’ve been lately hearing, often preceded by a panic-stricken squawk there’s turmoil in the treetops. Many respected crow families have had their family honour besmirched. Imagine what life in one such…

New education policy lays path to enhance R&D, says Kasturirangan
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New education policy lays path to enhance R&D, says Kasturirangan

Environmentalist Kartikeya Vikram Sarabhai, ISRO Chairman K Sivan, former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan. (File)Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Kasturirangan, who was in the city for the birth centenary celebrations of Indian space pioneer Vikram Sarabhai, said the scientist and educationist had given top priority to Research & Development (R&D). However,…

Punjab floods: 57 villages inundated
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Punjab floods: 57 villages inundated

A view of the flooded Allowal village following heavy monsoon rain in Ludhiana district on Monday. PTIWith swollen Sutlej river breaching Dhussi Bandh at six spots in Jalandhar, water entered homes and fields in 57 villages in Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ferozepur districts. While fields in all 57 villages were inundated, homes in over three dozen…