Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Lava tubes can form in two ways: 'overcrusted' tubes form when low-viscosity lava flows fairly close to the surface, developing a hard crust that thickens to create a roof above the moving lava stream.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
China mulls first amendment to wildlife law

China mulls first amendment to wildlife law

China's top legislature is deliberating an amendment to the Wildlife Law, the first since it came into force in 1989.

Dec 26, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Climate change helped dogs evolve too

A study of North American dog fossils as old as 40 million years suggests that the evolutionary path of whole groups of predators can be a direct consequence of climate change.

Aug 19, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

Assam: Poisoned Himalayan Griffon Vultures released in habitat

In a joint operation with the Assam Forest Department, Environmental organisation IFAW-WTI released five Himalayan griffons back into their habitat in Sivasagar district after curing them.

Apr 10, 2015, 17:27 PM IST

Pay attention to declining health in urban areas: WHO

Linking habitat and life expectancy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed on the alarming situation of declining health in urban areas.

Feb 12, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

Winged visitors throng Bhitarkanika National Park

With 66 percent rise in the number of winter migratory birds, Bhitarkanika National Park has re-established its status as one of the prominent avian habitats in Odisha.

Jan 18, 2015, 14:15 PM IST
Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades.

Jan 14, 2015, 13:46 PM IST
Pandas more resilient, flexible than thought

Pandas more resilient, flexible than thought

Pandas are not quite as delicate, and picky about their habitat, as previously thought, finds a research on the difficult-to-study endangered animal.

Dec 04, 2014, 17:12 PM IST

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Jul 25, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

Vanishing large carnivores threaten ecosystems

In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, wolves, otters and bears is changing the face of landscapes.

Jan 09, 2014, 18:55 PM IST

Few birds in Chilika

Number of birds found taking shelter in Chilika, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, has come down during this summer as compared to last year.

May 26, 2013, 21:28 PM IST

Evolvability theory `competition to survive` may not be correct

Evolvability can increase over generations regardless of whether species are competing for food, habitat or other factors, researchers have claimed.

Apr 27, 2013, 18:47 PM IST

Highways through Indian tiger reserves will destroy habitat

A study in a tiger reserve has found that busy highways and excessive road expansion will destroy wildlife populations and their habitats in the long term.

Apr 16, 2012, 12:04 PM IST

Triple threat paints grim future for frogs: Study

Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts.

Nov 17, 2011, 12:47 PM IST

Tiger saving does not stop with numbers: Experts

The latest national tiger estimation showing a 20 percent increase in the number of big cats.

Jul 31, 2011, 13:03 PM IST

Scientists can find missing species

A study suggests more than a third of mammals considered extinct or missing have been rediscovered.

Sep 30, 2010, 00:20 AM IST

13 Countries Craft Plan To Save Tigers

– More than a dozen Asian nations aim to double the numbers of wild tigers by 2022 and prohibit the building of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects that could harm their habitats.

Jan 29, 2010, 14:11 PM IST

Happy fruit flies look for habitat just like their old homes

A new study has shown that adult fruit flies, which were happy in their youth, tend to choose a habitat similar to ones they were born in.

Dec 28, 2009, 12:51 PM IST