Ecology News

'Green revolution' may affect poorest in Africa adversely

The new wave of green revolution policies in sub-Saharan Africa is supported by multinational companies and western donors, and is impacting the lives of tens, even hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers.

Only surviving white tigress at Indore zoo dies

The body of the tigress was disposed of after autopsy according to norms.

Scientists discover new luminous creatures in Red Sea
Scientists discover new luminous creatures in Red Sea

The new species were found to be living in colonies as garlands of 'fluorescent lanterns' and emitting a green glow.

Worst greenhouse gas-emitters least affected by climate change
Worst greenhouse gas-emitters least affected by climate change

The case of global climate change seems to resemble that of non-smokers getting cancer from second-hand smoke as a new study suggests that countries emitting the least amount of gasses ironically suffer the most and vice versa.

Paper waste turned into green aerogel
Paper waste turned into green aerogel

They can be squeezed to recover over 99 per cent of the crude oil absorbed.

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study
Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Man-made underwater sound may affect marine ecosystem

 Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, says a new research.

Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change
Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

 Countries that emit the least amounts of greenhouse gases are ironically the most vulnerable to climate change effects such as increased frequency of natural disasters, changing habitats and human health impacts, a new study has found.

Delhi Govt open to use of 'biodegradable' plastic bags
Delhi Govt open to use of 'biodegradable' plastic bags

 The city government is open to allowing "biodegradable" plastic carry bags in the national capital and may convey this to the Delhi High Court which had stayed a complete ban on their use in 2012.

Climate change may cause these food items to become extinct!
Climate change may cause these food items to become extinct!

These effects are globally being discoursed upon, however, there's one thing that's not being considered – Food.

Climate change affecting fisheries wealth: Scientists
Climate change affecting fisheries wealth: Scientists

Dr N R Menon, Dr E Vivekanandan and Dr Ajith Joseph were present at panelists during the discussion.

Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change
Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change

The majority of the most vulnerable countries are African and small island nations like Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji and Antigua and Barbuda.

Motorboats tip scales in favour of fish predators
Motorboats tip scales in favour of fish predators

The research team hopes the study findings would inspire better environmental noise management in coastal areas.

Birds of 11 rare species found in Jharkhand

 Birds of 11 rare species thought to be extinct have been found during a survey of the water bodies in Jharkhand, a state forest department official said.

Not Delhi, but Varanasi and Muzaffarpur the most polluted cities in India
Not Delhi, but Varanasi and Muzaffarpur the most polluted cities in India

This is indeed a good news for the residents of the national capital.

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly
For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

NGT allows vintage car rally in Delhi

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted its nod for the 6th edition of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage car rally in the national capital on February 6 and 7.

Ancient wildebeest cousin boasted bizarre dinosaur-like trait

Researchers said the crescent-shaped protrusion atop the head of Rusingoryx, which roamed Africa`s savannas tens of thousands of years ago, was unlike anything on any other mammal, past or present.  

China's air quality improved in 2015

The density on PM2.5, or particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diametre, dropped 14.1 percent from the previous year in 74 key cities in 2015, and readings of PM10 fell by 11.4 percent.

Giant panda cub named Tintin in China zoo
Giant panda cub named Tintin in China zoo

Born at the zoo on August 30, Tintin is the fifth and only male cub of the mother Yaya. He now weighs 9.2 kg.  

Blue whale rescued off Dapoli coast in Maharashtra
Blue whale rescued off Dapoli coast in Maharashtra

The 40-foot-long blue whale, which was found stranded in the three-feet shallow waters along the beach at Kolthare village in Dapoli tehsil of Ratnagiri district, was rescued by the locals and marine experts.

CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel
CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel

 In a first, researchers including one of Indian origin have directly converted carbon dioxide from thin air into methanol fuel - a discovery that can create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions in the near future.

Glacial erosion increased volcanic eruptions at ice age-end
Glacial erosion increased volcanic eruptions at ice age-end

Over the past million years, the Earth has gone back and forth between ice ages, or glacial periods, and interglacial periods, with each period lasting for roughly 100,000 years.

Small ponds emit large amount of greenhouse gases

Ponds play an important role in the carbon cycle as gases produced at the bottom of small ponds are able to reach the top more often than what occurs in larger lakes, due to greater water mixing and shallower waters.  

Study confirms global warming not driven by natural forces
Study confirms global warming not driven by natural forces

The new study reveals that unless pushed by outside forces, temperatures should remain stable.

World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands
World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

World Wetlands Day marks the adopting of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February in 1971.  

Singapore's largest freshwater marshland now open

Within the public area, visitors can climb a 10.65-metre tall Raptor tower to get a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes.

 

Australian scientists film rare eruption of volcano

The scientists filmed the volcanic event by chance while aboard research vessel "Investigator" studying the fringe of Antarctica`s Heard Island.

Arunachal rivers free from pollution: CGWB

As per CPCB report, only about 40-50 per cent of the population of the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore were served by sewer systems.

'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'
'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

Mahajan said schemes like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India would give the country a leg-up in achieving the sustainable development goals.