Pandas not as solitary as earlier thought
Pandas not as solitary as earlier thought

Renowned for being loners, the elusive giant pandas actually keep company at times, say researchers who electronically stalked five animals in China's bamboo forests.

Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts
Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts

It is well known that forests play a major role in mitigating the challenges of climate change, and Madhya Pradesh, which has the largest area under forests in the country, is keen to utilise this resource not only for addressing climate change issues but also for boosting the forest-based livelihoods of local communities.

Chinese biologists discover molecule behind bamboo flowering cycle

A team of Chinese biologists has discovered the molecule responsible for the coordination of the different genes involved in the mass flowering cycles of bamboo, a key food for panda bears, the South China Morning Post reported Friday.

Grass to aid fight against climate change, rural poverty
Grass to aid fight against climate change, rural poverty

According to experts, bamboo offers solutions to immediate challenges like global warming, rural poverty and water conservation.

Rare frog that breeds inside hollow stem of bamboo
Rare frog that breeds inside hollow stem of bamboo

The white spotted bush frog, thought to be extinct for over a century until re-discovered a few years ago, has a peculiar reproductive habit - it lays eggs and hatches them inside hollow stem of bamboo.

Nature-inspired stronger materials a game-changer?

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have created stronger, tougher materials that can be customised for a wide variety of applications - from body armour to automobile parts.

India to step up efforts to promote bamboo plantations

Efforts like simplifying regulatory regime for private lands will be made to encourage states to take up bamboo plantations, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Tuesday.

Bamboo, medicinal plant plantations to be encouraged

The autonomous Tripura Forest Development and Plantation Corporation (TFDPC) has decided to encourage bamboo cultivation and medicinal plant and rare herb plantations besides rubber, officials said Saturday.

Five killed after bamboo warehouse catches fire in Pune

Five members of a family, including a
one-year-old toddler, were burnt alive after a bamboo
warehouse caught fire in Ganesh Peth area here, a fire officer
said on Friday.

Twelve thousand get set for Mizo bamboo dance

Around 12,000 young men and women in Mizoram will move rhythmically between clicking bamboo stilts to set a record as the largest dance congregation in the world Friday.

Twelve thousand get set for Mizo bamboo dance

Around 12,000 young men and women in Mizoram will move rhythmically between clicking bamboo stilts to set a record as the largest dance congregation in the world Friday.