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Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

The scientists used their new classification scheme to examine change in biomes over time and found that 13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades.

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

The Zoological Survey of India conducted studies, through which, 96,000 animal species were recorded to inhabit India.

Man-made underwater sound may affect marine ecosystem

 Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, says a new research.

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

New study suggests a correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species.

'Need ecosystem to hone skills for Make in India'

Experts in aerospace and defence industries on Thursday called for building an ecosystem to hone skills for the 'Make in India' initiative to succeed in the absence of skilled manpower at mass level.

'Need ecosystem to hone skills for Make in India'

Experts in aerospace and defence industries on Thursday called for building an ecosystem to hone skills for the 'Make in India' initiative to succeed in the absence of skilled manpower at mass level.

River ecosystems recover fast after dam removal

New York; While constructing a river dam may destroy the habitat of birds and other creatures that depend on that river for their survival, removing the dam rebounds the ecosystem much faster than expected, new research has found.

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Using a computer modelling approach called computational fluid dynamics, they were able to show that Tribrachidium fed by collecting particles suspended in water.  

Centre, states must create favourable ecosystem for manufacturing: Report

The Centre and states need to create an appropriate ecosystem and provide sops to businesses in order to develop a robust manufacturing base in the country, says a survey.

Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Conservation initiatives with too much focus on planting trees or forestation may actually be bad for the environment, especially for undervalued ecosystems such as grasslands, savannas, and open-canopy woodlands, warns a new study.

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 per cent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050.

Flipkart makes selling easy with 'F-1 Stop'

'F-1 Stop' will equip sellers with necessary information and procedures to kickstart and grow their business online.

Barcelona's 'Holy Trinity' doing wonders under mastermind Luis Enrique

Barcelona's Luis Enrique continued to make bold decisions when fielding players and applying tactics, especially pertaining to the champion trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The tactical game he employed against proficient teams like Bayern Munich and Juventus showed the depth in his game, which is expected to serve as a new benchmark in football.

'Licence regime for OTTs to result in negative consequences'

Bringing over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype under a licensing regime will result in "negative unforeseen consequences" for technology start-ups and ecosystem, Internet service providers have said.

Ocean fronts boost fishery production, improve climate

Ocean fronts - separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water - can help increase fishery production in the ocean, a new study says.

Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF

Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources, WWF warned today.

Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts

Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts

According to experts, the Indian government’s flagship Clean India campaign would not deliver results without an integrated approach.

Prolonged weakening of Atlantic Ocean overturning caused by global warming can impact weather

Prolonged weakening of Atlantic Ocean overturning caused by global warming can impact weather

Researchers have revealed that continuous slowdown of the Gulf Stream system, which has been caused by the man-made global warming, can have a negative impact on the marine ecosystems and sea level as well as weather systems in the US and Europe.

Street lamps hamper plant growth

Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a new study confirms.