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Environment

It's time to think green...

Published on 20-Mar-2017
At other times, there is an appeal that trees need to be protected as they give a whole deal of services to human beings. Good air, water, a peek into wildlife, a fine trek and much else our environmental mind would desire.

Nature's Powerhouse As we observe International Day of Forests today, Kanchi Kohli delineates the status...

Revealing the blue-footed booby's true colours

Published on 20-Mar-2017
CHOOSY One of the traits that blue-footed boobies fixate on while choosing their partner is the relative blueness of a partner's feet.

The birds move with comic grace, like Fred Astaire and Judy Garland as hobo swells in oversize shoes...

When deforestation comes roaring back

Published on 13-Mar-2017
Accelerated: In Brazilian Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, deforestation rose in 2015 for the first time in nearly a decade. PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Wickens/Ecostorm via NYT

A few months ago, a representative from Cargill travelled to Colonia Berlin, a remote colony in Bolivia's eastern lowlands...

Role of terrestrial biosphere in curbing climate change

Published on 13-Mar-2017
Key: Terrestrial biosphere absorbs around 20% of all fossil fuel CO2 emissions.

It is widely known that the terrestrial biosphere (the collective term for all the world's land vegetation, soil, etc)...

The need to protect shared ecosystems

Published on 13-Mar-2017
Vital spaces: If maintained well, coastal areas have the potential to sustain vital ecosystems.

The economic theory, Tragedy of the Commons, is brilliantly shown in the music video Chennai Poromboke Paadal...

Wood energy speeds up climate warming

Published on 06-Mar-2017
harmful Burning wood pellets can release more carbon than fossil fuels.

Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate ...

Saiga antelopes are struck again by a plague

Published on 06-Mar-2017
critically-endangered If the saiga does survive the outbreak, it may be its  capacity for rapid reproduction that finally saves it.

They found the first carcasses in late December, on the frozen steppes of Mongolia's western Khovd province. By the end of ...

The damaging trail of forest fires

Published on 06-Mar-2017
detrimental Forest fire releases large quantities of CO2 and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. DH PHOTO

Managing fire is a very important component of forest management, worldwide. Heaps of inflammable materials are ...

The need to save seagrass meadows

Published on 27-Feb-2017
ecological cornerstone Vast mixed-species seagrass meadows in the Spermonde archipelago, Indonesia; (below) fish and invertebrates live alongside seagrass meadows. PHOTo credit: Joleah Lamb & Margaux Hein via nyt

Every continent save Antarctica is ringed by vast stretches of seagrass, underwater prairies that together cover an area roughly...

Making space for biodiversity in urban areas

Published on 27-Feb-2017
natural purifier One tree can absorb 150 kg of CO2 in a year. DH pHOTO

A few years ago, almost every day, I took my coffee in the balcony, observing the extremely animated and expeditious parakeets...

Photo Gallery
MDMK chief Vaiko interacts with Tamilnadu farmers during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi...

MDMK chief Vaiko interacts with Tamilnadu farmers during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi...

Administrative officers and people together take the oath for National Mission...

Administrative officers and people together take the oath for National Mission...

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt visits a dance academy in Mumbai on Saturday...

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt visits a dance academy in Mumbai on Saturday...

Folk artists perform at a cultural event in Chikmagalur on Saturday...

Folk artists perform at a cultural event in Chikmagalur on Saturday...

The three woman Rotarians Meenakshi Aravinth, Mookambika Rathinam and Priya Rajpal...

The three woman Rotarians Meenakshi Aravinth, Mookambika Rathinam and Priya Rajpal...

Spirited Indian cricket fans waving the tricolour during the second day of last Test match...

Spirited Indian cricket fans waving the tricolour during the second day of last Test match...

Industrialist S K Birla honours Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Narayana Murthy...

Industrialist S K Birla honours Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Narayana Murthy...

Austria's Stefan Kraft, the overall winner, kisses the trophy at the World Cup Ski Jumping final...

Austria's Stefan Kraft, the overall winner, kisses the trophy at the World Cup Ski Jumping final...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an event organised at the residence of Union I & B Minister..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an event organised at the residence of Union I & B Minister..

People look at floral tributes in Parliament Square, London, Sunday, March 26, 2017, laid out...

People look at floral tributes in Parliament Square, London, Sunday, March 26, 2017, laid out...

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