ecosystems

Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

As per reports, the water level in the freshwater body has gone down by an unprecedented 18 feet below the normal level this summer, causing huge concerns amongst environmentalists and tourists alike.

May 26, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Saving the environment: Researchers use Google Street View to map ecosystem

Saving the environment: Researchers use Google Street View to map ecosystem

A team of researchers, using nearly 100,000 images extracted from Google Street View, has developed a method to map and quantify how street trees regulate ecosystem services.

Mar 01, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do?

Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do?

Wetlands are also vital for plants and animals to survive. In fact they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world that give innumerable services to mankind and countless species of plants and animals.

Feb 02, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
Roads shatter Earth's surface into 600,000 fragments reducing ability of ecosystems to function effectively: Study

Roads shatter Earth's surface into 600,000 fragments reducing ability of ecosystems to function effectively: Study

A new study has found that the Earth's surface is shattered by roads into over 600,000 fragments, more than half of which are smaller that one square kilometre.

Dec 20, 2016, 07:49 AM IST