'Underworld' can help understand climate change

A new study demonstrates the organisms below ground could hold the key to understanding how ecosystems around the world are responding to climate change.

Kerala to prepare databank of marine ecosystem
Kerala to prepare databank of marine ecosystem

Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a marine biodiversity map of Kerala's coastline is being prepared by the State Biodiversity Board to create a databank of marine ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the fisher folk community.

World Wildlife Day: Celebrating wild fauna and flora!

Man`s interminable desire and greed has brought many wildlife species to the brink of extinction.

Lack of new emerging species contributing to extinction of animals

The death of individual species is not the only concern for biologists worried about animals going extinct, as researchers have found that lack of new emerging species also contributes to extinction.

Climate change can cause widespread global-scale loss of flora and fauna

Climate change could lead to decline in more than 50 per cent of common plants and 33 per cent of animals can see this century, a research has suggested.

Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness about the need to take positive environmental action.

Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.

India`s mangrove cover increases, Guj takes lead

India recorded a net increase of 23.34 sqkm of mangrove cover between 2009 and 2011.

Japan studies flora and fauna near Fukushima plant

Scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

One third of flora, fauna can become extinct

A third of all flora and fauna will become extinct if global warming continues unchecked.