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Forest interrupted

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Danger: Overland tracks can hamper movement of mega-herbivores. Photo BY ANAND BAKSHI. (Photo used for representative purpose only)

The proposed Nanjangud-Nilambur railway track would affect the ecology of the region, disturbing the spatial distribution...

The bonobo world & female camaraderie

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Akin: The bonobo is a sister species of the more widespread common chimpanzee.

Female bonobos often bond together to fend off male aggression, and that too in patterns that defy the standard primate rule book...

Giant panda: not endangered, but vulnerable

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Lifestyle: Pandas struggle to reproduce in the wild and live in small groups spread widely apart.

The giant panda has long languished on the endangered species list, but an international monitoring group...

Bitter coffee this

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Limitations: Pesticides are very effective agents against pests, but they are rarely species-specific. DH file photo

White stem borer menace is causing extensive damage to coffee crop in certain parts of Karnataka...

Tiny pterosaur claims new perch on reptile family tree

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Some researchers have argued that small pterosaurs were ecologically replaced by birds by the Late Cretaceous. Credit: Mark Witton.

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth, pterosaurs ruled the skies. The largest of these ancient reptiles had wingspans...

Reducing CO2 from airplanes: reality or dream?

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Reduction: ICAO believes it has found a way forward that would allow airlines to offset emissions in the future.

The 'who takes responsibility for airline emissions' debate is yet to find answers, even as environment-friendly...

In splash of colours, hope for coral reefs

Published on 29-Aug-2016
deep blue secrets Divers from the New England Aquarium surveying reefs. photo courtesy: Craig Cook/Undersea Medical via nyt

A giant coral reef in Phoenix Islands in the Pacific is coming back to life, much to the amazement of scientists....

To whom this forest belongs?

Published on 29-Aug-2016
encroaching? A tiger walks in one of the safari zones of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, amidst safari jeeps. photo by author

Both environmentalists and officials are divided on the issue of whether tourists should be allowed into the world of animals...

Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline

Published on 29-Aug-2016

The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

A keeper of carbon

Published on 22-Aug-2016
volatile material A peat fire, which can smolder like a cigarette for months, can release a lot of carbon; (below) a close-up of peat.

Kristyn Housman grabbed the end of a sampling auger, a steel tube that two colleagues had just drilled...

Photo Gallery
Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Thangavelu Mariyappan who won the gold in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro...

Thangavelu Mariyappan who won the gold in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro...

A view of regular traffic during relaxation given by authorities and separatists from strike...

A view of regular traffic during relaxation given by authorities and separatists from strike...

A truck hangs mid-air after breaking the railing of a road bridge over Manjira river in Medak...

A truck hangs mid-air after breaking the railing of a road bridge over Manjira river in Medak...

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni at the launch of refurbished edition of Maruti Suzuki's Alto 800...

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni at the launch of refurbished edition of Maruti Suzuki's Alto 800...

An artist takes selfie with other artists in Ahmedabad on Saturday...

An artist takes selfie with other artists in Ahmedabad on Saturday...

Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C35 ready to be launch on Saturday with SCATSAT-1...

Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C35 ready to be launch on Saturday with SCATSAT-1...

People participate in a protest by Maratha Karnti Morcha against Kopardi Rape case in Nashik...

People participate in a protest by Maratha Karnti Morcha against Kopardi Rape case in Nashik...

Soldier carrying weapon at a location near the Indo-Pak border in Jammu...

Soldier carrying weapon at a location near the Indo-Pak border in Jammu...

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