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Polar bears can't take the heat

Published on 03-Aug-2015
imperilled Polar bears were designated a threatened species in 2008.

Polar bears' metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce...

A transition from natural to concrete

Published on 03-Aug-2015
redesigned An Indian Grey Hornbill. photo by poornachandra tejaswi

Concrete nests and processed food might not have been the lifestyle of Indian Grey Hornbill in the past, but it is now...

Cuba's crown jewel of coral reefs

Published on 03-Aug-2015
safe haven Iguanas on an  island in the Jardines de la Reina, a protected area south of the Cuban port town of Jucaro;

Home to lush mangrove forests, sharks, angelfish, crocodiles and a vibrant coral reef, Cuban coast is known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean...

Smithsonian sets up frozen plant repository

Published on 27-Jul-2015
ambitious project Smithsonian Institution has launched an initiative to  collect and freeze plant tissues from half of the world's flora families.

Smithsonian Institution has embarked on an effort to preserve biodiversity by assembling a large collection of frozen vegetables...

Trauma behind the scenes

Published on 27-Jul-2015
safe haven A bear rehabilitation centre in the Hasmas mountains of Romania allows tourists to go around the sanctuary and understand the trauma the bears have undergone. PHOTO BY LEONARDO BERECZKY/AFP

Animals in circus are often seen as the stars of the show. In Romania, circus bears are offered sanctuary...

A hidden threat

Published on 27-Jul-2015
irreparable Most often, solutions have not helped humans or wildlife. Photo by V T Madan

New amendments to the existing wildlife and environment acts seem more like misguided decisions as they are having devastating impacts...

Friend or foe, farmers are weary of the blackbucks

Published on 20-Jul-2015
Co-existence Blackbucks can help farmers in a variety of ways. DH photo

As the thick clouds of monsoon settle on the skies of North Karnataka, a sense of uncertainty is descending in the hearts of farmers of...

Amazon faces risk

Published on 20-Jul-2015
Alarming New figures reveal that the rate of deforestation in some parts of Brazil have almost doubled since last year.

No country has done more than Brazil in recent years to tackle the previously rampant levels of deforestation....

Protecting the rocky shores

Published on 20-Jul-2015
home for everyone Dhareshwara rocky shore is home to a variety of marine creatures and is an important nursery area. photo by author

One of the most fascinating ecosystems, the rocky shores are unique and complex. Their existence is essential for the functioning of marine life...

Mystery of the lizards that know the way home

Published on 13-Jul-2015

Call it the case of the homing lizards. It's a small mystery. The central question is one that has prompted plenty of scientific research...

Photo Gallery
Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

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