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Life on Earth may have first originated deep underground

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 14:18

The first replicating life-forms on the planet may have originated deep underground, a study has suggested.

UNESCO declares Nicobar Islands world biosphere reserve

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:04

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has declared and designated the Nicobar Islands in India as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme.

UNESCO chief visits two biosphere reserves in Nicaragua

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 18:06

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said.

Earth supports one-third less life than estimated

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 22:11

Previous estimates about the total mass of all life on our planet have to be reduced by about one third, according to a study by a German-US science team.

Earth’s biosphere `reaching environmental state-shift`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 12:49

Scientists have predicted that we are on a much worse collision course with Mother Nature than has been currently thought.

Rajasthan to develop biosphere reserve corridor

Last Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 12:52

The Rajasthan government announced that it will develop a biosphere reserve corridor connecting 14 protected sanctuaries in six districts to ensure safe roaming of wild animals.

`Ozone layer no longer disappearing`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 14:05

According to UN scientists ozone layer could be back to full strength by middle of this century.

Shivaliks to be India’s first inter-state biosphere reserve

Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2010, 18:06

Jairam Ramesh said Shivalik will be notified as country’s 1st inter-state biosphere reserve.