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No good roles penned for Indians in Hollywood: Imran

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 18:15

Actor Imran Khan, who has lent his voice to a character in the Hindi version of animation film `Rio 2`, says he is not keen on acting in Hollywood as not many good roles are written for Indian actors there.

Deforestation of Brazil`s Amazon jumps 28 percent

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:47

The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions drop

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 15:46

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 36.7 percent in the past seven years, according to a study released Thursday by the country`s climate monitoring centre.

More than 400 new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 00:45

A monkey which purrs when contented, a vegetarian piranha, a shy lizard---these are some of the amazing new species discovered over the past four years in the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon rainforest hit hard by megadrought

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 14:52

An Amazon rainforest area twice the size of California has been hit hard by a megadrought that began in 2005 and caused widespread damage to the canopy that blankets the dense vegetation, says a new NASA-led study.

Amazon rainforest can survive global warming: Study

Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 15:34

Man-made global warming may have little effect on some common species of trees in the Amazon rainforest as they date back more than 8 million years and have survived through massive temperature fluctuations, scientists claim.

Fungi to save world from environmental catastrophe?

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 18:34

Scientists say they have found a "plastic-eating" fungi in the Amazon rainforest, which they claim could save the world from environmental catastrophe.

Sting and wife organise concert to save Amazon rainforest

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:49

Sting and his actress wife Trudie Styler have organised their latest concert aimed at raising money and awareness for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and its destruction.

Google maps Amazon rainforest

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011, 20:14

The project is to let Internet users virtually explore the world`s largest river, its wildlife and its communities.

Spectacular species found in Amazon

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 12:11

Spectacular species previously unknown to the outside world are being discovered in the Amazon rainforest.

Sunday Times apologises for disputing Amazon rainforest claim

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 18:58

The Sunday Times has apologised for dubbing as “unsubstantiated” the claim that 40% of Amazon rainforest faces risk from climate change.