Humans adapted to rainforest environment sooner than previously believed

Humans adapted to rainforest environment sooner than previously believed

A new research has found that humans diet 20,000 years ago was largely sourced from rainforest, suggesting that they had adapted to the environment much sooner than thought.

Mar 13, 2015, 10:51 AM IST

Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest

A woman missing for more than two weeks in a rugged Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving on creek water and small fish, officials and reports said Thursday.

Oct 09, 2014, 08:25 AM IST

Freddie Flintoff finishes arduous 1,200km Amazon bike ride

The former England cricket captain Freddie Flintoff recently finished an arduous 1,200 km bike ride through the heart of the Amazon.

Mar 25, 2014, 09:11 AM IST

`Live fast, die young` strategy could be behind Amazon`s high tree diversity

Scientists suggest that a "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have been a key factor behind today`s high tree diversity in the Amazon.

Mar 05, 2014, 15:09 PM IST

Far East`s rainforests shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years

Researchers have shown that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.

Jan 25, 2014, 10:36 AM IST

Concerted effort for conservation of rainforests urged

Concerted efforts are the need of the hour to conserve the rich contiguous rainforest patch of Dihing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and its adjoining Upper Assam`s Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.

Nov 21, 2013, 18:25 PM IST

Rainforest basin nations agree to tackle deforestation

Congo, Amazon and Borneo-Mekong Basin represent 80% of the world`s rainforests.

Jun 04, 2011, 13:21 PM IST

Spectacular species found in Amazon

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

Oct 27, 2010, 12:11 PM IST

Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year

Around 1,500 sq km of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation in Peru.

Jul 23, 2010, 10:07 AM IST

NASA technology detects ruins under rainforest

A flyover of Belize`s thick jungles, employing NASA technology, has detected ancient Mayan ruins.

May 12, 2010, 20:01 PM IST