Ecology

Steps urged for ecological sustainability in industrial region

Governance is an important factor here. Adoption of regulations should be done in a way so that the industries flourish and yet the environment is preserved and protected.

Feb 10, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Is climate change causing bird's wing length to grow? Scientists say 'Yes'

Is climate change causing bird's wing length to grow? Scientists say 'Yes'

Scientists from the University of Notre Dame in Sydney have found out that climate change may be causing the wing length of some bird species to grow rapidly. 

Jan 03, 2017, 04:46 AM IST
It's essential for India to promote satellite technology in marine ecology: Experts

It's essential for India to promote satellite technology in marine ecology: Experts

According to a British marine scientist, India has not really utilised the benefits of space applications for conservation of marine ecology of the nation.

Nov 16, 2016, 20:03 PM IST
Delhi's waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life

Delhi's waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life

Noted ecologist CR Babu, who is helping the Delhi government in developing a riverfront for the Yamuna, says that the river is in fact "ecologically dead" in the 22 km urban stretch -- between the Wazirabad and Okhla barrages.

Aug 24, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

May 22, 2016, 21:37 PM IST
Developing nations not enemies of environment: PM Modi

Developing nations not enemies of environment: PM Modi

Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked the developed world to be convinced that developing nations are not enemies of environment and pressed for changing the mindset that development and growth are inimical to ecology.

Sep 16, 2015, 08:57 AM IST
Humans drove gigantic ancient mammals to extinction

Humans drove gigantic ancient mammals to extinction

Early humans, not climate change, were the dominant cause of the extinction of a variety of species of giant beasts.

Aug 14, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

Maintain balance between development and environment: Gadkari

Stressing upon the need of introducing green and clean technologies, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday emphasised upon maintaining balance between development, ecology and environment.

Jun 25, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Ensure no illegal mining takes place in Haridwar: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.

Apr 15, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Citizen scientists map global forests

 A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests.

Mar 30, 2015, 19:43 PM IST
Ensure compliance to green laws, not environmental clearances: Ramesh

Ensure compliance to green laws, not environmental clearances: Ramesh

Notwithstanding India's need for "smart" environmental regulation, the government is working against the nation's interest by wrecking the very edifice of green laws, former environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.

Mar 28, 2015, 00:11 AM IST
'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'

'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'

Rapid commercialisation of the ocean sector, with little regard to ecology, is a major threat to marine ecosystem and the very existence of mankind, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said Thursday.

Feb 05, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Bengal delta facing ecological catastrophe: Amitav Ghosh

Warning that the Bengal Delta in South Asia is facing an "ecological catastrophe" in the light of climate change, acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh has questioned the "obscurement" of information regarding the vulnerabilities of the region.

Jan 28, 2015, 15:26 PM IST
Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes

Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes

 Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a new study has found.

Jan 03, 2015, 11:03 AM IST
Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans

Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans

The natural Sunderbans region of West Bengal is about to face an ecological nightmare after a 350-tonne oil spilled over an 80-sq-km area along the Sela river in Bangladesh. 

Dec 12, 2014, 13:51 PM IST
'Friendly' plants become more diverse: Study

'Friendly' plants become more diverse: Study

A study co-authored by Indian-origin scientist Anurag Agrawal has found that when plants develop mutually beneficial relationships with animals and insects, plant families become more diverse by evolving into more species over time.

Nov 16, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

Kolkata puja organizers join the chorus for saving ecology

Ecology is the dominant theme with the top notch puja organizers this time in the city, which is famed for turning the festival into a veritable art exposition.

Nov 03, 2014, 08:52 AM IST
Coastal cities need to plan for climate change

Coastal cities need to plan for climate change

Coastal cities in India need to plan and implement climate risk management strategies as an integral part of city development, experts said Friday.

Oct 10, 2014, 21:57 PM IST

India has the third largest ecological footprint: Report

After China and USA, India has the third largest ecological footprint in the world, according to a report released Tuesday.

Oct 01, 2014, 00:10 AM IST

`Protect trees for ecological balance& environmental security`

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today stressed the need to protect trees so that there could be ecological balance and environmental security.

Aug 16, 2014, 17:12 PM IST