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Invertebrate numbers slashed by 45% on average over 3 decades

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:48

A new study has revealed that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45 percent on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:24

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:28

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.

500 hectares. Rs 50,000 crore. Kamal Nath and the builder lobby eye NCR forest land

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 13:50

Union Urban Minister Kamal Nath will have the last roll of dice to change the landscape of Delhi NCR.

Waste food affecting bird health: Bird lovers

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:57

Birds of different species in the national capital region, that is home to over 500 avian species, are suffering because of the waste food being fed to them, as it is against their dietary habits, experts said here.

Vanishing large carnivores threaten ecosystems

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:55

In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, wolves, otters and bears is changing the face of landscapes.

Population of striped hyenas at Rajaji National park on rise

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 10:46

he population of striped hyenas, a near threatened species, is on the rise in the Chilla and Gauhri ranges of Uttarakhand`s Rajaji National Park, a park official said.

NASA to build vegetable garden on moon by 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 11:37

NASA is planning to send seeds to the moon by 2015 to see if it would be possible to grow a vegetable garden there.

NASA to grow turnips on Moon by 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:35

NASA is planning to grow plants and vegetables - such as turnip and basil - on the Moon, by 2015, to understand whether humans can live and work on the Earth`s natural satellite.

59% of women in Mumbai feel work environment is safe

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 22:06

Amid questions being raised about the safety and security of women, 59 per cent of women here felt that work environment in the metropolis is safe for them, a recent survey report said.

Heavy traffic near tiger habitat affecting reproduction

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 23:48

Heavy traffic on highways is affecting reproduction among the endangered tigers.

Long-extinct passenger pigeon could be brought back to life in near future

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 15:33

Passenger pigeon, which was once among the most abundant birds in North America, is now extinct because of hunting and habitat destruction but scientists are planning to bring it to life.