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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...

Flights of fantasy

Published on 13-Jul-2015
limited areas Large expanses of water will be restricted from fishing activity as seaplane operations require a massive area of 2000-2,500 feet in length.

Seaplanes serve as a popular transport to visit places that are usually inaccessible. Shahzeb Yamin delves into the adverse impacts of this trend on the...

Not safe in the wild

Published on 13-Jul-2015
priority protection In Thailand , a small group of tigers have been put under extensive protection from poachers and raiders.

Will it more realistic to imagine a world where animals we care about will only be safe in areas that are properly guarded, asks David...

Tales of harm and hope for beaches

Published on 06-Jul-2015
Today the crabs face newthreats, as the beaches and mud flats where they spawn drown under rising seas.

Two new books reveal a series of gloomy predications of what lies ahead for the world's beaches if people continue to respond...

Photo Gallery
A municipal worker fumigates submerged huts situated in the flooded banks of river Sabarmati in ...

A municipal worker fumigates submerged huts situated in the flooded banks of river Sabarmati in ...

A huge whale was found dead on the shores of the beach near Sister Fatima Church at Tannerbhavi ...

A huge whale was found dead on the shores of the beach near Sister Fatima Church at Tannerbhavi ...

School children and their teachers pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Moradabad ...

School children and their teachers pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Moradabad ...

The winning team of the UBA India Pro Basketball League 2015, Chennai Slam with the trophy after ...

The winning team of the UBA India Pro Basketball League 2015, Chennai Slam with the trophy after ...

An Indian boy dressed as Hindu god Shiva to attract alms from devotees chats with tourists as ...

An Indian boy dressed as Hindu god Shiva to attract alms from devotees chats with tourists as ...

People offer flower petals on the grave of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his funeral ..

People offer flower petals on the grave of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his funeral ..

1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's brothers Suleiman and Usman sitting inside the car

1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's brothers Suleiman and Usman sitting inside the car

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

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