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Pretty bird no more

Where: London, EnglandApril 24, 2007: For 40 years, the people of London have been happy to spot in their parks a bird that seems to have made its way from the Himalayas to the capital of England. With its shocking green body, red beak, long tail and noisy screech, the rose-ringed parakeet brought a vivid splash of colour...

Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World

Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World
Tibet is known as the roof of the world. That is because it is on a region which has the highest altitude in the world. The Himalayan mountain range merges into the Tibetan plateau to form this region known as the Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau.Besides being the roof of the world, this plateau also has a deep impact on the climate...

We Would All Scream Without Ice Cream

Can you imagine a summer without ice creams?It seems the Chinese, too, couldn't. For it was they who gave the world its first ice cream. In India, the Mughals are said to have introduced their kind of ice cream -- the kulfi. The exact date of origin of the ice cream is not known.Kulfi is a mixture of khoa,...

The Flood

Where: New Delhi, IndiaEvery day, Indian newspapers carry reports that large parts of Bihar, Bengal and north-east India are flooded, causing loss to human and animal lives, and property. This happens year after year. What is the reason for these floods? An indepth report from 'Gobar Times', a children's magazine on the environment brought out by the...

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