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Published on 30-Mar-2015

A huge arthropod that lived 480 million years ago used spines on its head to filter seawater and to trap tiny particles of food....

Thailand and the perils of lead

Published on 30-Mar-2015

For 16 years, the Thai government has ignored the plight of a community where toxic lead mine waste is causing severe chronic poisoning

To till or not...

Published on 30-Mar-2015
For some crops, no-tillage acreage has nearly doubled in the last 15 years.

Farmers like Gabe Brown are travelling across the USA, telling stories about no till-farming and educating growers about...

Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees

Published on 23-Mar-2015

A jet taxied down a nearby runway, the roar of its engines merging with the steady buzz of thousands of wings. His head covered with...

How pollution affects fisheries

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Warm tropical waters, azure blue seas enveloped by pristine beaches...

"Warm tropical waters, azure blue seas enveloped by pristine beaches..." reads a pamphlet beckoning tourists to the Karnataka coast. The mental image of ...

Rise of the heat

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Sheetal Rathod is a 35-year-old fashion designer, born and brought up in Mumbai. She knows the city like the back of her hand. However, lately, she cannot make much sense of the weather in the metropolis, which she believes is 'freak and extreme'.

Sheetal Rathod is a 35-year-old fashion designer, born and brought up in Mumbai. She knows the city like the back of her hand. However, lately,...

Fighting the Caribbean's lionfish invasion

Published on 16-Mar-2015
At first it seemed like just another reef dive as I finned past spherical brain corals six feet in diameter, above great drifts of staghorn coral resembling amber antlers...

Beautiful but voracious, lionfish are destroying Caribbean marine life but the chefs of St Lucia are fighting back, writes Andrew Purvis.

A fine balance

Published on 16-Mar-2015
what lies ahead The future of conservation depends significantly on participation by a wide range of stakeholders. PHOTO by kalyan Varma

HUMANS & ANIMALS Development for people and survival of wildlife need not be antagonistic. We need to act on our knowledge of science and strike...

Rhetoric and reality

Published on 09-Mar-2015
COOPERATION A forest destroyed by fire. (Below) Youngsters join hands in putting out a forest fire. PHOTOs Courtesy WCF

SUSTAINED STRUGGLE Forming the first Ecologically Sensitive Zone in Karnataka was no simple task. It involved dialogues, struggles and continued efforts to prove the merit...

Geoengineering schemes come under fire

Published on 09-Mar-2015
STRAIGHT FORWARD Capturing and storing carbon tackles the problem directly.

MORE TO LEARN Existing technologies that capture carbon are expensive, slow to work and environmentally damaging, finds...

Photo Gallery
alms procession ceremony at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi...

alms procession ceremony at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi...

on boat at flood-hit Rainawar...

on boat at flood-hit Rainawar...

The mud-covered feet of a victim...

The mud-covered feet of a victim...

Lawyers' protest...

Lawyers' protest...

Relief work in Kashmir...

Relief work in Kashmir...

protest against leaked question paper of PCS (pre)-2015...

protest against leaked question paper of PCS (pre)-2015...

Quenching thirst...

Quenching thirst...

Aircrafts of the British aerobatics team...

Aircrafts of the British aerobatics team...

Rescue in Shopian

Rescue in Shopian

Farmers harvest wheat crop

Farmers harvest wheat crop

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