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New species of orchid discovered in Panama

New species of orchid discovered in Panama

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 16:30

US biologists have described a stunning new orchid species from a mountainous area in central Panama.

15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:48

Fifteen Indian bird species are part of a list of avians which are evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered.

Modern sharks may not be "living fossils"

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:21

Modern sharks have undergone many more evolutionary changes than previously thought and are not the "living fossils" of their prehistoric ancestors, a new study has found.

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:21

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 17:33

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.

UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:32

The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 04:03

A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.

Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:16

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:24

Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.

Fish from acidic ocean less able to smell predators

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 21:09

Researchers have said that fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor are less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs.