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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
Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

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