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Earth's accelerating plant growth

Published on 24-Apr-2017
unprecedented Plants have been growing at a rate far faster than at any other time in the past 54,000 years. photo credit: Scott Matthews/NYT

For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what all the carbon dioxide we...

Quenching the thirst of wildlife

Published on 24-Apr-2017
is it necessary? Many conservationists are not in favour of providing water to animals in the forests from outside.

The air is already hot, the sun is scorching, the temperature is touching over 40 C and ...

Raiders of the lost guano discover ancient penguin devastation

Published on 17-Apr-2017
Scientists estimate that three large eruptions of the Deception Island volcano all but wiped out the penguins on Ardley Island.

About 7,000 years ago, gentoo penguins first came to Ardley Island ...

Little hope for a tiny porpoise

Published on 17-Apr-2017
According to an acoustic monitoring programme, totoaba poachers have killed 90% of the vaquita population since 2011. PHOTO CREDIT: NOAA via NYT

In the shallow sea waters of the Gulf of California swims a porpoise that few have seen...

The heat matters

Published on 17-Apr-2017
 Urban forests can be useful in mitigating climate change and in helping cities adapt to higher temperatures.

The mercury is soaring across the country with several states facing heat-wave conditions.

To save an ecology less-explored

Published on 10-Apr-2017
a view of the Wildlife Sanctuary. PHOTOS BY AUTHOR

The Eastern Ghats are one of the least explored natural landscapes of India....

The hard work of spring begins after hibernation

Published on 10-Apr-2017
child rearing While female black bears give birth during January or February, female Arctic squirrels (top) get impregnated just two days after hibernation ends.

For animals that hibernate, making it to spring is no small feat. Torpor - the state of reduced...

Potential precursor to another die-off

Published on 03-Apr-2017
Slow death: Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia were recently found to be dead; (below) a map showing the extent of damage in different areas.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world's most magnificent natural wonders...

Large carnivores that hunt prey in harmony

Published on 03-Apr-2017
Active hunters: The dholes usually hunt during the day. In Bhadra Reserve, however, they are relatively more nocturnal. PHOTO CREDIT: K Ullas Karanth/WCS

How often do tigers attack and kill leopards? Or are a pack of wild dogs up for a stand-off with a tiger?...

How far to the next forest? A new way to measure deforestation

Published on 03-Apr-2017
New metric: Forest attrition distance reflects a particular type of forest loss, the removal of isolated forest patches. Photo CREDIT: Leah Nash/NYT

When the Europeans first came to North America, forests were so dense and continuous that a squirrel...

Photo Gallery
Laborers carrying bricks at a brick factory on the eve of International labour day on the outskirts.

Laborers carrying bricks at a brick factory on the eve of International labour day on the outskirts.

A laborer carries a sack of grain at a market on the eve of International labour day, in Bikaner...

A laborer carries a sack of grain at a market on the eve of International labour day, in Bikaner...

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, left, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, celebrate...

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, left, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, celebrate...

A decorated home at Bhilar village, India's first 'village of books' where Around 15,000 books...

A decorated home at Bhilar village, India's first 'village of books' where Around 15,000 books...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh during a promotional event, in Mumbai on Saturday...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh during a promotional event, in Mumbai on Saturday...

An elephant calf gets a shower on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park, in Chennai...

An elephant calf gets a shower on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park, in Chennai...

Indian team celebrates their win over New Zealand in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan...

Indian team celebrates their win over New Zealand in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan...

An albino peacock displays its feathers on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park...

An albino peacock displays its feathers on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park...

A helicopter carrying the body of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck arrives at Teaching Hospital...

A helicopter carrying the body of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck arrives at Teaching Hospital...

A security person keeps tight vigil as the vehicles loaded with official documents moving toward...

A security person keeps tight vigil as the vehicles loaded with official documents moving toward...

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