Gut bacteria may trick us into eating what they want

Gut bacteria may be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often drive us towards obesity, a new study suggests.

`Perfect sequence of events` behind dinosaurs extinction revealed

A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were killed by a series of changes in the climate and environment such as changing sea levels, varying temperatures and extensive volcanic activity that ultimately created a perfect storm.

Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

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

Arid areas absorb unexpectedly high amounts of atmospheric carbon

A new research, conducted over a period of ten years in Mojave Desert, has found that arid areas absorb an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

Asteroid wiped out ocean species by triggering acid rain

Scientists have claim that the asteroid which caused the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico, wiping out the dinosaur population from the Earth.

India-born scientist identifies 400-mn-year-old fossils in US

The pre-historic legacy of what is now the United States could be redefined thanks to an Indian-born scientist in a New York university who has identified fossils that may be as old as 400 million years through a technique that can benefit many other researchers.

Global warming to speed up if geoengineering is carried for decades and then stopped

A new research suggests that spraying reflective particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and then stopping it, could exacerbate the problem of climate change.

Approved port expansion plans threaten existence of Great Barrier Reef

The government agency that oversees Australia`s Great Barrier Reef has given its nod to a plan to dump about 3 million cubic metres of dredged mud on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion , which conservationists say will endanger its fragile ecosystem.

How a world without carnivores would be

In an attempt to make the world realise what significant roles carnivores play in keeping a balance in our ecosystem, scientists have pointed out the current state of world`s largest and the critical benefits they provide.

`Sustainable development only way to India`s future goals`

Solar Energy Commission of India president Anil Kakodkar has cautioned the people against recklessly destroying natural resources without considering future needs and sustainability of the ecosystem.

3.5 bn-year-old ecosystem found in Australia

Scientists have found evidence of a complex microbial ecosystem dating back almost 3.5 billion years in Western Australia`s Pilbara region.

How climate change could sound death knell for plants on earth

As dry lands of the world become drier, levels of nutrients in the soil are likely to be affected, a new research has revealed.

80% terrestrial ecosystems could undergo change due to climate change

Over 80 percent of the world`s ice-free land could undergo profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study has revealed.

New map to overcome climate change created

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a roadmap that identifies the world`s most vulnerable and least vulnerable areas in the age of climate change.

Arctic sea-ice loss` debilitating effects on wildlife revealed

With sea ice at its lowest point in 1,500 years, ecological communities in the Arctic are being affected by its continued and even accelerated melting over the next decades, a new study has revealed.

Scientists wiring oceans to protect ecosystems

Scientists are wiring oceans to track the movements of deep sea creatures that could help protect marine ecosystems.

Snowfall decreasing, temperature rising in Arunachal

Posing serious threats to the survival of ecosystem in Arunachal Pradesh and having deeper socio-economic impacts, large parts of the eastern Himalayas may become devoid of snow.