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Survey on house sparrows begins

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 19:14

Kerala Forest Department and the Writers and Nature Lovers` Forum launched a two-day survey to document the status of house sparrows here.

Royal Bengal Tiger dies

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:51

A Royal Bengal Tiger died due to age-related ailments today at Indore`s Kamala Nehru Zoo, a senior official said.

Smart ways to green cities: Kolkata shows the way

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:37

From reclaiming parks and open spaces to promoting carpools and empowering rag-pickers to manage waste -- denizens of this eastern metropolis are pitching in to make the city green.

Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:26

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

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

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.