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NASA to study ocean ecology

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:28

In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.

Environment can go hand in hand with development: President

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 17:46

Environment conservation can go hand in hand with development, and a transparent system will be put in place to ensure timely clearances to projects, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:40

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Himachal voters want green justice

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 22:11

Voters of the remote but picturesque Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh want justice for the environment. They say upcoming projects in the state, mainly in the hydropower sector, are not only threatening to displace them but will also affect the ecology.

Kerala rules out compromise on Western Ghats report

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 19:14

With the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation becoming a poll issue in the state, the Congress-led UDF government today demanded that the state`s suggestions for changes in the report should be accepted by the Centre.

Stable population only hope in species` response to climate change

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 12:20

The climate in the UK has warmed over the last forty years, and many species, including butterflies, have shifted their distributions northwards, a new study has found.

Guard dogs reduce killing of threatened species

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 15:29

Guarding dogs can significantly reduce conflict between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs or leopards, scientists have found.

Salt-affected soils can absorb carbon dioxide: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:27

Salt-affected soils are estimated to absorb 1.26 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually which may solve the mystery of the "missing carbon sink", Chinese scientists believe.

All-party meet to discuss Kasturirangan report: Chandy

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 22:21

A report reflecting the concerns of people about the fallout of the implementation of recommendations of the Kasturirgangan committee on the ecology of the Western Ghats shall be submitted to the Centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.

Botany: AIPMT’14

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 17:48

Lay emphasis on topics covering plant physiology, genetics, ecology, among others for better results, says Aakash Chaudhry.

Ants more closely related to bees than most wasps

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 18:55

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, scientists have discovered.

Karnataka to implement Rs 1900-cr forest project

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 22:23

The Karnataka government will implement the second phase of the Karnataka Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Project, aimed at expanding forests, over the next eight years.