Ecology News

How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!
How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!

US space agency NASA is among those contributing toward this by carrying out studies in order to create awareness regarding these threats.

NASA team all set to improve perilous weather forecasts!
NASA team all set to improve perilous weather forecasts!

With this method, they can identify where severe winds, hail or tornadoes are more likely to occur within storm clouds.

Climate change to drive exodus from Middle East and North Africa

More than 500 million people live in the Middle East and North Africa - a region which is very hot in summer and where climate change is already evident. 

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar
Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Mouse lemurs, like all other lemurs, are native to the island-nation of Madagascar.

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing
One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

Biologists from Indiana University have combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind.

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight
Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

The solar-powered plane, which stores energy in batteries for when the sun is not shining, will stop in New York before a transatlantic flight to Europe.

Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution
Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution

Making alcohol from biological material is not new, but till date most of the ethanol is made using sugar cane, corn or some such food material and is called first generation ethanol.

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift
33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa on Sunday where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.

Endangered Asiatic wild dogs spotted in China reserve
Endangered Asiatic wild dogs spotted in China reserve

Various traces of the whistling dogs, such as droppings and footprints have also been spotted.

Climate change effect: Marine life in danger as oceans lose oxygen!
Climate change effect: Marine life in danger as oceans lose oxygen!

Loss of ocean oxygen would leave fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and other marine life struggling to breathe.

Wow! KFC India to replace plastic packaging with edible bowls!
Wow! KFC India to replace plastic packaging with edible bowls!

KFC is introducing edible serving bowls in India by this week in a bid to make its products more eco-friendly.  

Chewbacca is not just a Star Wars character's name anymore!
Chewbacca is not just a Star Wars character's name anymore!

In conclusion, the authors note that the beetle genus must have colonised New Britain at least four times in the past.

Earth getting greener due to carbon dioxide fertilization- Watch
Earth getting greener due to carbon dioxide fertilization- Watch

A new study has revealed the Earth is getting significant greening over the last 35 years and it is mainly due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).

Watch video: Check out the story behind an incredible whale rescue!
Watch video: Check out the story behind an incredible whale rescue!

Weighed down by a 3000-pound anchor and tight binding ropes set as traps by poachers, a humpback whale was spotted by crab fishermen in the middle of the sea, who immediately reported the matter to the Marine Mammal Center.

Watch: Three brave men rescue bear with its head stuck in a bucket!
Watch: Three brave men rescue bear with its head stuck in a bucket!

A resident by the name of Krissy Elder saw the bear and took a photograph, which she sent to the Pennsylvania Game Commission in the hopes that it could be rescued.

Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought
Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought

The findings showed “the glaciers in Greenland are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

Watch: Bisleri sets a world record! Collects 1.1 million used plastic bottles
Watch: Bisleri sets a world record! Collects 1.1 million used plastic bottles

It's really good to see that there are some companies who seriously watch their impact on environment and practice their Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) in a judicious manner. And Bisleri is one such example.

Earth Day: Angry Bird Red special edition stamps launched for a cause
Earth Day: Angry Bird Red special edition stamps launched for a cause

A new public service announcement video, featuring the US voice talent from "The Angry Birds Movie" including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph, was also released to support the Paris Agreement, read a statement. 

Beware! 7 am - Peak pollution levels for four Indian cities, including Delhi
Beware! 7 am - Peak pollution levels for four Indian cities, including Delhi

Mornings were the worst time, with PM 2.5 levels reaching as high as 108.16 µg/m3 at 7 am in Delhi.

Ten things you must know about Earth Day!
Ten things you must know about Earth Day!

Here are some informat about the event that takes place on April 22 each year.

Earth Day: Offer 'reverence and gratitude' to planet, says PM Modi
Earth Day: Offer 'reverence and gratitude' to planet, says PM Modi

Earth Day is being celebrated as an annual event on April 22 since 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Earth Day 2016: Simple ways you can help save the planet!
Earth Day 2016: Simple ways you can help save the planet!

On this day, millions of people led by environmental activists take part in a range of activities from tree planting to picking up litter. 

Over 165 countries to attend signing ceremony for Paris climate agreement

 More than 165 UN member states are expected to attend a high-level signing ceremony for Paris climate agreement, including an estimated 60 heads of state and heads of government, a UN spokesman said here on Thursday.

Paris climate agreement on track for early start

As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change tomorrow in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.

Earth Day: Five things you can do to observe!
Earth Day: Five things you can do to observe!

Every year, the event is celebrated under a different theme. The theme for 2016 is “Trees for the Earth”. 

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!
Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Researchers contributing to Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce found that only 7 percent of the reef has avoided coral bleaching.

Bird population threatened like never before: Book
Bird population threatened like never before: Book

Poaching, predation, weather and other natural and anthropogenic barriers prove devastating for birds.

Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance
Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance

The new model gives correct predictions for onset in more than 70 percent and for withdrawal in more than 80 percent of the considered years.