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Price of neglect

Published on 23-May-2016
water crisis The almost dry Almatti Dam; (below) a rejuvenated open well.

Karnataka is no stranger to drought with 80% of its geographical area prone to it. As the noose of this 'worst drought ...

Eyes on the snow as the climate changes

Published on 23-May-2016
decreasing Three years of measurements from CryoSat show that the Antarctic ice sheet is losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year. photo courtesy: esa/NYT

When it comes to monitoring the world's frozen places, ice gets most of the love. Satellites such as CryoSat-2, run by the...

Fighting dandelions from top down

Published on 23-May-2016
strong Common dandelions are born of a tenacious breed of plant.

Rather than digging out dandelions in my lawn, I just pull off the flower heads and buds. Will this work? Common dandelions...

Coupled ecosystems of the Indian mountains

Published on 16-May-2016

India is blessed with the tallest and the most gallant mountains of the world. These mountains, apart from being aesthetically beautiful...

More vulnerable than believed

Published on 16-May-2016
imperilled Leopards have been threatened primarily by human activities,  including the destruction of habitat, revenge killings and illegal trade.

Leopards are reclusive and known for their ability to adapt, traits that have led some wildlife biologists to assume...

Keeping a check

Published on 16-May-2016
beneficial Lion-tailed macaques are seed dispersers and aid in maintaining forest ecology. photo courtesy: K Santhosh

Being native to Uttara Kannada district, I have grown up amidst thick evergreen forests. These forests are a home to many...

How soil is engineered into a strong fortress by termites

Published on 09-May-2016
Skilled beings: Fungus-growing  termites are excellent engineers.

There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one" said Bill Wulf...

False solutions to climate change

Published on 09-May-2016
Fuel woes: The International Energy Agency estimates that the share of biofuels in the total energy market will be 4% in 2030. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

not sustainable Biofuels are not fulfilling their objective in the climate negotiations to reduce emissions...

Descent of corals

Published on 09-May-2016
Climate-related: An undated handout photo of a turtle swimming over bleached coral near Heron Island, in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy: XL Catlin Seaview Survey/NYT

Scientists believe that heat stress from multiple weather events has threatened more than a third of Earth's coral reefs, writes Michelle Innis

Sentinels in constant watch on mighty polar glaciers

Published on 02-May-2016
tracking the ice An ice island that is being calved off the Petermann Glacier.

The European Union's Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring 6 mighty polar glaciers in near real-time...

Photo Gallery
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Dharani Selvakumar takes part in senior category, at the All Cargo National surfing event Indian...

Dharani Selvakumar takes part in senior category, at the All Cargo National surfing event Indian...

A large number of cricket fans cheers during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru V/s Sunrisers...

A large number of cricket fans cheers during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru V/s Sunrisers...

A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

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