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Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:40

Poachers are hunting down big cats in highly secured protected forests in the country despite having programmes involving crores of rupees for their conservation, two major global conservation organisations claimed.

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:36

An international team of biologists have published an important study of entire food-web dynamics in the deserted tundra environment.

Endangered turtles seized

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 23:08

Twenty seven endangered turtles, meant for sale to other countries, were today seized in a joint operation by Delhi police, the wildlife department and different groups near a bus stand here.

Crows are as clever as your seven-year-old!

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:51

Aesop`s fable that told us how smart the thirsty crow was. Scientists have now discovered that crows are as intelligent as a seven-year-old child.

White tiger for visitors in zoo

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:40

A white tiger, Kailash, which was brought here early this month from Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Park, Tirupati would be released from its quarantine ward for display to zoo visitors from tomorrow.

Centre to miss SC deadline on national forest regulator

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:11

The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the Centre missing the March 31 deadline to implement its direction to appoint a national regulator to oversee the implementation of forest policy.

Climate changes put the freeze on elephant seal births

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:12

More ice means fewer elephant seal pups, according to Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica.

Earth Hour to tap crowd funding for green campaigns

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:46

Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend`s Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide.

West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:29

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

Delhi HC orders vehicle checks for pollution

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 21:02

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government and traffic police to come up with a "special checking drive" in the capital to ensure that all vehicles carry a valid pollution under control certificate.