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Snow leopards - feared and sought

Published on 25-May-2015
WILDENDEAVOURSustaining the snow leopard population in Pakistan will require amassive effort of the international community at a landscape level.

Snow leopards have been forced to the edge of extinction by hunting and human encroachment and are now one of ...

Pollutants waft over the Himalayas

Published on 25-May-2015
NOXIOUS Forest fires and crop burning contribute to the problem of pollution.

Pollutants on the icy Tibetan Plateau, which absorb solar radiation and are accelerating the melting of snow ...

Mammoth genomes help recreate arctic elephants

Published on 25-May-2015
JUMBOBIOLOGY Elephant reproductive biology is still in its early stages.

Unlike their elephant cousins, woolly mammoths were creatures of the cold, with long hairy coats, thick layers of fat ...

A skin-deep dinosaur issue

Published on 18-May-2015

One always wonders about dinosaurs and their lives. So, did they peel or shed their skins too ? Presumably, said Mark A Norell...

Climate drives 'new era' in the Arctic

Published on 18-May-2015
melting ecosystem Research shows that the ice drift is faster now than it was 100 years ago.

Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according ...

Shedding the 'terror' skin from king cobras

Published on 18-May-2015
no more fear Herpetologist Gowri Shankar during a snake awareness  programme for school kids.

Its sheer length, toxicity of the venom, its ability to lift one-third of its body while attacking and a terrifying ...

Caribbean super-rat history extracted from DNA

Published on 11-May-2015

Scientists have pieced together the evolutionary history of a fascinating group of extinct Caribbean rats...

Will the tiger stake its claim?

Published on 11-May-2015
a home of its own A tiger in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa. photo by silvestre estibeiro

The Status of Tigers in India report released in January 2015 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests has ...

Climate change threatens many species, study finds

Published on 11-May-2015
worrisome Climate change is a big threat to the planet's biodiversity.

Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis...

Teeth tell of earlier trek to Europe by humans

Published on 04-May-2015

If you could find a Neanderthal or two to ask, you might get an earful on the current migrant rush to Europe. More than 40,000...

Photo Gallery
An Indian boy swims in a water body on a hot summer day in New Delhi...

An Indian boy swims in a water body on a hot summer day in New Delhi...

Damaged pickup van and truck after an accident at National Highway in South Dinajpur in West Bengal.

Damaged pickup van and truck after an accident at National Highway in South Dinajpur in West Bengal.

A leopard at Mahatma Gandhi Zoo in Solapur, Maharashtra on Tuesday...

A leopard at Mahatma Gandhi Zoo in Solapur, Maharashtra on Tuesday...

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects a guard of honour at the Indian...

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects a guard of honour at the Indian...

Army personnel in action during an encounter with militants near Line of Control (LoC)...

Army personnel in action during an encounter with militants near Line of Control (LoC)...

Railway workers using the cimex eradicator to cleaning bedbugs in side of train at City...

Railway workers using the cimex eradicator to cleaning bedbugs in side of train at City...

Gujjar community people during their ongoing agitation or reservation at the railway tracks...

Gujjar community people during their ongoing agitation or reservation at the railway tracks...

New age Mahindra 'XUV 500' launch in Mumbai...

New age Mahindra 'XUV 500' launch in Mumbai...

Narendra Modi returns after delivering a speech during the launch of a special television channel...

Narendra Modi returns after delivering a speech during the launch of a special television channel...

National Congress party holds a cut out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest...

National Congress party holds a cut out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest...

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