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It's time to revive our rivers...

Published on 16-Jan-2017
biodiverse The Indian subcontinent is home to seven major river  systems and more than 400 rivers.

The year 2016 ended with a grim reminder of the dire state of rivers in India. An assessment of 290 rivers spread across 19 states...

Birds chase an eternal spring on long migrations

Published on 16-Jan-2017
better understanding Scientists attached geo-locators to red-backed shrikes to track their migration routes. PHOTO CREDIT: Per Ekberg via NYT

Bird migrations have stumped the greatest minds for thousands of years. Aristotle thought that the robins living in Greece in the ..

Bees feel the sting of climate change

Published on 09-Jan-2017
IMPORTANT Bees play a key role in plant evolution by spreading pollen

In perspective There are many indicators of climate change, but a look at the slow disappearance of bees in the...

Fishing nets left empty as fish seek cooler waters

Published on 09-Jan-2017
 DIFFICULT The mismatch between the location off ishand the rules for catching them has heightened tensions between the key parties.

Need to adapt As ocean temperatures rise, many fish populations on the Atlantic Coast are migrating...

China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Published on 09-Jan-2017
HOPEFUL China's decision to ban ivory commerce gives wildlife protection advocates hope that the extinction of certain elephants in Africa can be averted.

In December 2016, China announced that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, a move...

Being proactive in wildlife protection

Published on 02-Jan-2017
ARE THEYSAFE? elephants at the Bandipur National Park

For a robust agenda It is important to have a master plan for wildlife conservation that is based on...

Polar bears' path to decline runs via an Alaskan village

Published on 02-Jan-2017
DWINDLING In fall, polar bears devour the leftover whale meat and roamon land as the sea ice they rely on for hunting seals is receding. PHOTO CREDIT: JOSH HANER/NYT

Climate refugees With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and the ice cover...

Pitch-aware marmosets provide new model for human hearing

Published on 02-Jan-2017
FOR BETTER DEVICES The work with marmosets could one day yield better hearing devices for deaf people. PHOTO CREDIT: YUNYAN WANG/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The din of what sounds like a high-pitched cocktail party fills the lab of neuroscientist Xiaoqin Wang...

Spiking temperatures in the Arctic startle scientists

Published on 26-Dec-2016
lower ice coverage An aerial photo of sea ice, melt ponds and areas of open water in the Chukchi Sea of the Arctic Ocean. PHOTO CREDIT: NASA via NYT

A spate of extreme warmth in the Arctic over the past two months has startled scientists...

Environmental timeline 2016

Published on 26-Dec-2016
DH PHOTO BY M S MANJUNATH

The country's environmental sector had its ups and downs this year - from digitisation to increase in the tiger population....

Photo Gallery
Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

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