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Researchers estimate range of movement of Asiatic wild dogs
Researchers estimate range of movement of Asiatic wild dogs

Unlike tigers or leopards, individual dholes cannot be uniquely identified from camera-trap photographs as they lack pelage patterns or natural body markings.

Three forest research institutes develop 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species
Three forest research institutes develop 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species

FRI in Dehradun has worked for more than a decade on ten improved varieties of 'Melia dubia' and three clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, the timber which is in high demand in the industry.

170 peacocks killed due to contagious disease in Pakistan
170 peacocks killed due to contagious disease in Pakistan

Abdul Majeed Junejo, chairman of Joru union council near Mithi, told the local journalists that during past couple of weeks, more than 30 peafowls have died of disease.

Earthquake: Better communication key to reducing death toll, says study
Earthquake: Better communication key to reducing death toll, says study

Researchers suggest clear, timely and controlled information to public about risks posed by an earthquake, and conveying actions needed to protect themselves can help reduce death toll.

China reinforces efforts to control air quality
China reinforces efforts to control air quality

A cement producer in Beijing used more electricity than usual in December, when it should have suspended production.

Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve removed after issuing 'shoot at sight' order
Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve removed after issuing 'shoot at sight' order

Last week, Dhakate had issued shoot-at-sight order and pressed two drones into service after movement of poachers was reported along the southern fringes of the park.

Himachal Pradesh government developing agro-techniques for profitable farming of medicinal plants

In order to identify species suitable for cultivation in each climatic zone, the state is developing the agro-techniques. 

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles  back in Odisha
Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles back in Odisha

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, which were tagged for the purpose of studying their migration pattern, have reappeared for mass nesting in Odisha.

Central Zoo Authority backs ban on elephants in circuses
Central Zoo Authority backs ban on elephants in circuses

The CZA has written to the chief wildlife wardens of the states to ensure the rehabilitation of the elephants which were in their possession.

Children in London schools are exposed to toxic air: Report
Children in London schools are exposed to toxic air: Report

A new study had found that children in London schools are exposed to toxic air.

Giant penguin lived along dinosaurs once upon a time: Report

A giant penguin foot-bone discovered in New Zealand shows that the ancestors of everyone’s favourite flightless bird waddled Earth during the age of dinosaurs, researchers have found.

Over 3,000 smuggled tortoises seized in China
Over 3,000 smuggled tortoises seized in China

More than 3,300 live tortoises smuggled from Hong Kong were seized in China's Guangdong province, officials said.

Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!
Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

The study covers 12 years of observations at a West Greenland field site near Russell Glacier, a dynamic front protruding from the massive inland ice sheet that covers most of the island.

Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change
Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change

Last year was the warmest on record the third time in a row, damaging corals from Australia`s Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean, a loss for fragile species and a threat to coastal economies in the magnitude of billions of dollars.

All four monitor lizards in Delhi zoo dead due to 'shock'
All four monitor lizards in Delhi zoo dead due to 'shock'

As per the postmortem report, the lizards died of shock. Khan said the reptiles died on February 1, 2, 11 and 15.

Remembering Steve Irwin: Nine facts about 'The Crocodile Hunter' on his 55th birthday
Remembering Steve Irwin: Nine facts about 'The Crocodile Hunter' on his 55th birthday

Irwin is synonymous with the wild and his ways with nature and the animals made people adore him even more.

China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data
China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data

The city of Haikou in Hainan Province continued to have the cleanest air out of the nation's 74 major cities, while Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province was the worst polluted.

eToilets: What you need to know, how technology transforms sanitation
eToilets: What you need to know, how technology transforms sanitation

eToilets are unmanned toilets which work on an indigenous technology and are placed on a cement or metal base. 

Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities issue 'shoot at sight' orders after suspected poacher movement
Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities issue 'shoot at sight' orders after suspected poacher movement

The orders were passed following a report which told of suspected poacher movement near the southern boundary of the park.

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats
Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

According to a report published on Tuesday, the newly discovered species that are small enough to sit on a fingernail were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study
Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers worldwide is lost through over-eating or wastage, according to a new study.

Nuclear power could soon be harnessed from oceans
Nuclear power could soon be harnessed from oceans

Scientists are developing a new way of extracting uranium from seawater, an advance that may help countries that lack resources to harness nuclear power from the oceans.

Venomous marine snail may provide potent painkiller: Study
Venomous marine snail may provide potent painkiller: Study

The medical community is in need of alternative therapies that do not rely on the opioid pathways to relieve pain.

China has been hiding what may have been an actual Jurassic Park!
China has been hiding what may have been an actual Jurassic Park!

The survey covered an area of 11,000 square kilometres in Zhejiang. Scientists identified eight new species among the fossils.

Unveiled: 'Prakriti Metro Park' of Delhi created from waste materials - Watch
Unveiled: 'Prakriti Metro Park' of Delhi created from waste materials - Watch

The park called 'Prakriti' is located near Shastri Park Metro Station, in New Delhi. 

Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up
Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Over 3,55,000 eggs have been laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam coast, which is an all-time record. 

Air pollution claims two Indian lives every minute, says study!
Air pollution claims two Indian lives every minute, says study!

The study says causes of air pollution and climate change are intricately linked and needed to be tackled together.

Good looks, attractive scent, both carry equal weightage in insects
Good looks, attractive scent, both carry equal weightage in insects

It could explain why, when looks are deceiving, the insects are still able to show a preference for mates from the same species ?

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China
Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

The teams went to cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and neighbouring areas, including Shanxi, Shandong and Henan provinces, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said.

Dedicated to climate-change, 'Science Express' train flagged off to cover 68 stations
Dedicated to climate-change, 'Science Express' train flagged off to cover 68 stations

India's Science, Environment and Railway ministers on Friday flagged off, the world's largest "science exhibition on wheels", the Science Express train to create an awareness on climate change in the country.