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Death penalty for Bnaya Ganesh? - The 'bad boy' elephant in West Bengal's Jaldapara
Death penalty for Bnaya Ganesh? - The 'bad boy' elephant in West Bengal's Jaldapara

Bnaya Ganesh, who is notorious in the forest area, has killed eight people. 

Dave was wonderful advocate for environment, says UNEP chief Erik Solheim on his death
Dave was wonderful advocate for environment, says UNEP chief Erik Solheim on his death

"Deeply sad to hear that Anil Dave has passed away," Solheim tweeted. He said Dave was "such a wonderful advocate for the environment -- we'll miss him dearly".

In conversation with your pet – Dogs can talk to humans, reveals study
In conversation with your pet – Dogs can talk to humans, reveals study

For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls recorded from 18 dogs that were guarding their food, facing a threatening stranger, or playing a tug-of-war game.

Hungry alligator feasts on big fish at Florida golf course
Hungry alligator feasts on big fish at Florida golf course

The video is believed to have been captured by golfers at the Sandhill Crane Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens when the massive creature took hold of the fish in between his jaws.

Strong social ties, large families help monkeys live longer
Strong social ties, large families help monkeys live longer

The findings showed that female rhesus macaques with many close female relatives have better life expectancy and each extra female relative reduced a prime-aged female macaque`s chances of dying in one year by 2.3 per cent.

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study
Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

The study highlights where conservation efforts could be most effective in building penguins' resilience against climate change, researchers said.

NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!
NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!

This past April was only slightly warmer than the third warmest April, which occurred in 2010 and was 0.87 degrees warmer than the mean.

Coming soon: India to get its first ornamental fish technology park in Chennai!
Coming soon: India to get its first ornamental fish technology park in Chennai!

The Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) is an ultra-modern facility exclusively for breeding ornamental fish.

Henderson Island: World Heritage-listed site most polluted place on planet
Henderson Island: World Heritage-listed site most polluted place on planet

As per a new research, the beaches of the World Heritage-listed island - part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands territory - is littered with an estimated 37.7 million pieces of plastic.

Mysterious giant marine creature found washed ashore on Indonesia's island
Mysterious giant marine creature found washed ashore on Indonesia's island

As per reports, the almost 50-feet long carcass was discovered by 37-year-old local resident Asrul Tuanakota near Iha village in West Seram district on Tuesday evening.

Southwest Monsoon in Andaman & Nicobar Islands pays an early visit
Southwest Monsoon in Andaman & Nicobar Islands pays an early visit

The moonsoon has covered the entire Nicobar island and maximum portion of the Andaman sea.

Researchers discover new 'winged' snake species in US
Researchers discover new 'winged' snake species in US

The fossils of the new genus and species Zilantophis schuberti were discovered from the Gray Fossil Site in the US.

NGT asks Delhi govt to conduct sound mapping in Connaught Place
NGT asks Delhi govt to conduct sound mapping in Connaught Place

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the city government to examine the sound levels in the area and take steps like fixation of barriers for curbing the noise pollution.

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites
Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

Carcass of mysterious enormous 'sea creature' washes ashore on Indonesian beach, leaving locals stumped!
Carcass of mysterious enormous 'sea creature' washes ashore on Indonesian beach, leaving locals stumped!

Photos and vidoes of the stranded sea creature have evidently gone viral and have the locals speculating its identity, with many deeming it to be a giant squid or a sperm whale.

India plans automated ocean pollution observation

India is all set to opt for automatic observation of pollution in the ocean to crunch data that will aid the tourism industry and could also come in handy in countering allegations levelled by developed nations against the country being a major polluter

Mustard set to be India's first 'GM food' after getting regulator nod
Mustard set to be India's first 'GM food' after getting regulator nod

The GEAC's recommendation came amid opposition by anti-GM groups, including RSS-affiliated bodies.

Big cats facing extinction risk – prey loss an important factor
Big cats facing extinction risk – prey loss an important factor

Researchers, including those from Oxford University in the UK, investigated the cause of extinction of seven large cats from the Ice Age: four different types of sabre-toothed cats, the cave and American lions and the American cheetah.

NGT raps DDA for casting apersions on panel's findings on AOL event
NGT raps DDA for casting apersions on panel's findings on AOL event

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took exception to the submission of the counsel for DDA, who questioned the conclusions of the seven-member expert panel.

Three separate waves of migration responsible for origin of Indian population
Three separate waves of migration responsible for origin of Indian population

The Indian Subcontinent harbours huge genetic diversity, in addition to its vast patchwork of languages, cultures and religions.

This is 'Baahubali', the newborn tiger cub in Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park
This is 'Baahubali', the newborn tiger cub in Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park

A newborn tiger cub in Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park has been named 'Baahubali'.

Health improving for rescued albino orangutan in Indonesia

The pale-haired, blue-eyed female was rescued after being held captive by local residents in Central Kalimantan, where rampant deforestation has endangered the lives and habitats of dozens of species.

China: Scientists find mammoth bird-like dinosaur species
China: Scientists find mammoth bird-like dinosaur species

Measuring about eight metres and weighing up to three tonnes, the new species named Beibeilong sinensis or baby dragon from China, lived about 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.

West Bengal: Tuskar killed after being run over by train near Bagdogra – Pic inside
West Bengal: Tuskar killed after being run over by train near Bagdogra – Pic inside

The Kathihar-bound intercity express from Siliguri hit the elephant when it was walking on the rail track, identified as elephant corridor, at about 4 am.

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution
Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

India to launch Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission
India to launch Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission

 India plans to launch a Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission in December to carry out research to harness ocean resources in a "responsible manner", an official said on Tuesday.

India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent
India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent

India is also preparing a law for safeguarding its interest in Antarctica, an official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said on Tuesday.

A world's first – These lion cubs were born after their father had reversed vasectomy
A world's first – These lion cubs were born after their father had reversed vasectomy

The cubs, born three months ago, were conceived after their father 'Maucho' underwent the procedure, which vets at Buin Zoo in the suburbs of Santiago said took months of planning and a five-hour operation.

White House climate change meeting postponed
White House climate change meeting postponed

The White House said late on Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. This is the second time a meeting of top aides on the issue has been delayed.

Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists
Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

As per the new research, the Arctic sea has been thawing at a rapid pace over the past three decades, making the ice to fall by more than half.