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The need to restore elephant corridors

Published on 12-Dec-2017
Where will the elephants go if we continue to destruct the paths that connect their habitats and disturb their movement?

Where will the elephants go if we continue to destruct the paths that connect their habitats...

Partners in the wilderness

Published on 12-Dec-2017
Scientists are wondering if shy elk compensate for their bashfulness by accepting grooming magpies. Photo Credit: Rob Found via NYT

Shy Elk and Bold Birds Scientists are wondering if shy elk compensate for their bashfulness...

Naturebites

Published on 11-Dec-2017
Aiming to evaluate the loss of green cover, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science studied the genetic structure and diversity of the cluster fig tree population in Bengaluru.

Aiming to evaluate the loss of green cover, researchers from the...

Saving our coastlines

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Environmental legislation has myriad consequences because natural processes in the environment are so interconnected. DH Photo by Govindraj Javali

India's disappearing beaches reveal the cumulative impact of complex processes involving construction and mining along the coastline, coupled with the impacts of climate change

Naturebites

Published on 04-Dec-2017
While several efforts are being made to control the illegal poaching of tigers in India, the decline in the number of tigers is also strongly affected by other factors like the loss of habitat.

Latest research and findings from the field of environment

The liferafts of invasive species

Published on 04-Dec-2017
The team began its search when a 165-tonne dock - made of concrete, steel and polystyrene foam - washed up on the coast of Oregon, 15 months after the disaster. This 'megaraft' was coated with almost 100 different species.

The knifejaw found in 2013 is just one of hundreds of species carried across the Pacific Ocean to North America by debris that was swept...

Guardians of the forests

Published on 27-Nov-2017
There are around 5,850 frontline forest staff in Karnataka striving hard to protect the forests. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

Advanced equipment and better facilities would make life easier...

Naturebites

Published on 27-Nov-2017
A handout photo of differently-accented snapdragons observed in the study, in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. PHOTO CREDIT: John Innes Centre via NYT

Latest findings from the field of Environment

Tackling climate change

Published on 27-Nov-2017
From rising seas to the loss of fresh water, islands are among the most vulnerable nations to global warming.

The impacts of climate change on islands...

When toxic air chokes urban ecosystem

Published on 20-Nov-2017
A report states that India has experienced the steepest increases in air pollution levels since 2010 and now has the highest PM2.5 concentrations. AFP Photo

Air pollution affects lakhs of people every year. Despite this, our cities...

The flies can't all be bad

Published on 20-Nov-2017
A handout photo of a Middle Eastern fruit fly: their wing patterns resemble insects or spiders. Natural History Museum, London via NYT

The world's flies do much more than annoy us. From pollinating plants to swabbing drains - flies are part of every strand of the web...

Naturebites

Published on 20-Nov-2017
Beets, it turns out, have evolved another, separate way of being red from most other plants. John Karsten Moran/NYT

Snippets on environment

Impact of forest fires

Published on 06-Nov-2017
This year's forest fires have created a havoc in the tiger reserves of Karnataka. DH PHOTO

This year's infernos played a havoc in our tiger reserves, especially in Bandipur. Various reasons have been put forth as to why the fire happened....

Chimpanzees share traits with humans

Published on 06-Nov-2017
A chimpanzee at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. PHOTO CREDIT: Alexander Weiss via NYT

Chimpanzees in the wild have personalities similar to those in captivity, and both strongly overlap with traits that are familiar in humans, reports Karen Weintraub...

Naturebites

Published on 06-Nov-2017

Recent developments in the world of environment

Threats to our forests

Published on 30-Oct-2017
Understanding the inherent vulnerability of the forest can go a long way in reducing mismanagement of the forest resources.

Does it ever surprise you that large forest patches still exist in India ...

Making a dramatic comeback

Published on 30-Oct-2017
 Burmese star tortoise hatchlings. PHOTO CREDIT: WCS/TSA

The Burmese star tortoise was almost history. By the early 2000s, the natives of central Myanmar's deserts...

Dams and fish diversity

Published on 23-Oct-2017
Hydrological barriers like dams cause a dramatic decrease in fish diversity.

Hydrological barriers like dams cause a dramatic decrease in fish...

Snippets: Environment

Published on 23-Oct-2017
Complex: Pumas with overlapping territories share elk carcasses that are too large. Panthera via NYT

Pumas have long had a reputation as loners, studiously marking their...

Safeguarding seeds that may feed the future

Published on 23-Oct-2017
Seedh hunter: Ali Shehadeh at work in Terbol, Lebanon. Photo credit: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/NYT

Somini Sengupta reports about an initiative that is protecting seeds...

Photo Gallery
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona during a football workshop at Barasat in North 24...

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona during a football workshop at Barasat in North 24...

A view of the Kedarnath temple amid heavy snowfall, in Uttarakhund's Rudraprayag district ...

A view of the Kedarnath temple amid heavy snowfall, in Uttarakhund's Rudraprayag district ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd as he returns from Dharoi Dam in Mehsana district...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd as he returns from Dharoi Dam in Mehsana district...

A man swims in the waters of the Arabian Sea amidst a flock of seagulls in Mumbai, India...

A man swims in the waters of the Arabian Sea amidst a flock of seagulls in Mumbai, India...

Painter Jagjot Singh Rubal makes a painting of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka...

Painter Jagjot Singh Rubal makes a painting of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka...

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi at a press conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Tuesday...

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi at a press conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Tuesday...

India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls during a practice session on the eve of the second ODI cricket...

India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls during a practice session on the eve of the second ODI cricket...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Kataiya village during his 'Samiksha Yatra' to inspect...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Kataiya village during his 'Samiksha Yatra' to inspect...

The ugraded Hubballi Airport, which was inaugurated on Tuesday...

The ugraded Hubballi Airport, which was inaugurated on Tuesday...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

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