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Protecting a vital biosphere reserve

Published on 08-Feb-2016
 NBR comprises areas in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu.

The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve (NBR) and adjoining forest areas span a vast area of over 6,000 sq km across the three states...

Nuclear clues to a turtle's decline

Published on 08-Feb-2016
Hawksbills were listed as an endangered species in 1970.

On a quest to learn more about hawksbill turtle, an endangered species, researchers stumbled upon...

A fine balance

Published on 08-Feb-2016
A  farmland in Sikkim (photo credit:  sikkim organic mission).

By transforming into a total organic state, Sikkim has proved that ecology and economy can work in tandem...

Independent study tallies 'true catch' of global fishing

Published on 01-Feb-2016

Tens of millions more metric tonnes of fish have been taken from the seas than are recorded in official statistics, suggests a huge and controversial...

Ill-effects of provisioning

Published on 01-Feb-2016
The study found that rhesus macaques are efficient seed dispersers.

Have you fed a monkey when you are at a place of worship or at a bus stand? This act of kindness towards a fellow...

Maverick 'frog man'

Published on 01-Feb-2016
 A jog night frog. photo credit AP Photo/ Systematics Lab, Delhi University, Sathyabhama Das Biju

Without this frog, I would be a nobody," says Sathyabhama Das Biju, sitting in his laboratory in Delhi University...

Fruits of the forest

Published on 25-Jan-2016
a favourite Harvesting uppage (in picture above), a major non-timber forest product, in Western Ghats. photos by author

Dinesh Makodu, who lives inside a thick forest near Agumbe in Shivamogga district, earns a descent income ...

The mystery of dying murres

Published on 25-Jan-2016
capacity to rebound Murres weigh about two pounds each and live in large groups.

Are die-offs occurring more often? To the casual reader, it can certainly seem that reports emerge...

Carbon emissions might delay the next ice age

Published on 25-Jan-2016
prolonged warmth The next ice age may have been delayed by 50,000 years due to greenhouse gases.

The next ice age may have been delayed by over 50,000 years because of the greenhouse gases ...

SNIPPETS - Clouds help amplify El Nino effect

Published on 18-Jan-2016
CHANGING ROLES A minor caste Florida carpenter ant and a larger ant from the major caste. PHOTO CREDIT: The lab of Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania via nyt

Clouds help amplify El Nino's effect on the atmosphere to a greater degree than once thought, a new study reports...

Photo Gallery
Relatives of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad mourn his death at his home in Betador in Hubli...

Relatives of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad mourn his death at his home in Betador in Hubli...

Vehicles stranded at Jawahar Tunnel, which connects the valley to the rest of the country during...

Vehicles stranded at Jawahar Tunnel, which connects the valley to the rest of the country during...

Girls taking selfie during the lok Mela at Punjabi University in Patiala...

Girls taking selfie during the lok Mela at Punjabi University in Patiala...

President Pranab Mukherjee walks at the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan during its press...

President Pranab Mukherjee walks at the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan during its press...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi inspects guard of honour during...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi inspects guard of honour during...

Gold medal winners Prarthana Thombare and Sharrmadaa Baluu of India, pose during the presentation...

Gold medal winners Prarthana Thombare and Sharrmadaa Baluu of India, pose during the presentation...

Bangladesh Goalkeeper Md Rasel Mahmud in action against Nepal during the group matches of the...

Bangladesh Goalkeeper Md Rasel Mahmud in action against Nepal during the group matches of the...

Shooters of India and Pakistan take part in the individual 25m center fire pistol men's...

Shooters of India and Pakistan take part in the individual 25m center fire pistol men's...

Sri Lanka's Nalantha De Silva, right approaches as India's P.L.Thiamanna, tries to control the...

Sri Lanka's Nalantha De Silva, right approaches as India's P.L.Thiamanna, tries to control the...

T Gopi of India winner of gold medal (front ) and Suresh Kumar of India winner of silver medal...

T Gopi of India winner of gold medal (front ) and Suresh Kumar of India winner of silver medal...

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