Ecology News

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.

'Katrl' the dolphin gives birth to her first child – Watch the incredible moment!
'Katrl' the dolphin gives birth to her first child – Watch the incredible moment!

Katrl, the dolphin, gave birth after 3 hours of labor in the Abbott Oceanarium with more than 40 members of the animal care and veterinary teams standing by.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction, the head of the national park service.

China wants ships to use faster Arctic route opened by global warming

China will encourage ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming, to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday.

When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!
When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!

Lemurs are primates that look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog, endemic to the island of Madagascar.

Earth had 11th straight record warm month in March
Earth had 11th straight record warm month in March

As Earth continues to warm and is influenced by phenomena such as El Nino, global temperature records are piling up.

Climate change: Is the 1.5C target a mirage?
Climate change: Is the 1.5C target a mirage?

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change.