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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
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson (R) talks with 91-year-old World War Two veteran Russel

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson (R) talks with 91-year-old World War Two veteran Russel

Nepalese people walk across the damaged temple area one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude ...

Nepalese people walk across the damaged temple area one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude ...

Police charge Congress activists who were staging a protest at the residence of Madhya Pradesh ...

Police charge Congress activists who were staging a protest at the residence of Madhya Pradesh ...

AISA activists holding a protest against HRD Minister Smriti Irani on concerns over the choice ...

AISA activists holding a protest against HRD Minister Smriti Irani on concerns over the choice ...

Pramodadevi Wadiyar and Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a press conference in the ...

Pramodadevi Wadiyar and Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a press conference in the ...

Indians watch a chopper carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi leave after addressing a rally at ...

Indians watch a chopper carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi leave after addressing a rally at ...

Gujjar community people sleep on train track as they agitating to demand reservation in ...

Gujjar community people sleep on train track as they agitating to demand reservation in ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets to crowd as actress and BJP MP Hema Malini and other leaders ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets to crowd as actress and BJP MP Hema Malini and other leaders ...

Mumbai India and CSK Cricketers with IPL Trophy during photo session ahead of their IPL 2015...

Mumbai India and CSK Cricketers with IPL Trophy during photo session ahead of their IPL 2015...

Organically grown fruits and vegetables at ‘Pilikula Vasanthothsava’ at Pilikula in Mangaluru...

Organically grown fruits and vegetables at ‘Pilikula Vasanthothsava’ at Pilikula in Mangaluru...

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