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PM Modi reiterates India's commitment in tackling global challenges at G7 summit in France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday participated in a session on 'Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate', at G7 summit in France, reiterating India's commitment towards tackling with global challenges.

Aug 26, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

This card game can help you learn about species

Participants who played the Phylo game were not just remembering iconic species like the blue whale and sea otter, but things like phytoplankton, zooplankton and mycorrhizal fungi.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Human waste an asset to economy, environment: Study

We typically think of sanitation as degrading the environment, but we find ways it could actually help improve it while bringing benefits for people.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:21 PM IST

Giant predatory worms invade France, shock biologists

Hammerhead flatworms are said to hunt through the soil and their bodies produce small amounts of a substance called tetrodotoxin, which immobilises prey. 

May 23, 2018, 21:41 PM IST

Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

Insects, molluscs and other invertebrates have the highest proportion of emerging alien species.

Feb 06, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

Oxygen rise 400 mn years ago linked to spike in biodiversity: Study

The findings showed a nearly 80 per cent increase in oxygen levels from about 14 per cent 460 million years ago (the Middle Ordovician perid) to 24 per cent just 10 million years later during the Late Ordovician period.

Nov 22, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

Conserving pandas can boost biodiversity, fight climate change

Pandas are leading us to even greater ways to care for nature and health of humans and the planet, Liu added.

Jun 27, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

The last expedition of similar scale in Tibet, regarded as roof of the world was conducted in the 1970s.

Jun 18, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

India committed to Paris agreement: Harsh Vardhan

Reacting on reports of United States President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India is committed towards its responsibilities related with environment.

Jun 04, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

The zoo, located 6 kms away from the township of Dimapur, is also home to the majestic Bengal Tiger and the great Indian hornbill that has remained a major attraction for many visitors, who throng the park to get an overview of the wildlife species.

Mar 27, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Biodiversity Act to be implemented soon in entire Himachal

In the first phase, it was implemented in Chamba, Kullu, Sirmaur and Shimla districts.

Feb 09, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

Scientists express concern over impact of LED lights on plants and animals

LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 2011, but forecasts suggest they will account for 69% by 2020.

Feb 06, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do?

Wetlands are also vital for plants and animals to survive. In fact they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world that give innumerable services to mankind and countless species of plants and animals.

Feb 02, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

Tata Steel's Sukinda Mine Spread Awareness on Biodiversity

The programme, "JAIBAKALA VIVIDHATA", which aimed to sensitize the students and the community through art and painting, concluded yesterday.

Jan 25, 2017, 14:36 PM IST

Major environmental changes seen for Mediterranean: study

The Mediterranean is known as a hotspot for biodiversity, and it is warming up fast.

Oct 28, 2016, 02:43 AM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Officials at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global conference in Honolulu confirmed that the majestic species of Eastern Gorillas (Gorilla beringei) now faces the risk of disappearing completely, with just 5,000 left on Earth.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:45 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

Biodiversity protects fish from global warming

Preserving biodiversity is not just an aesthetic or spiritual issue -- it's critical to the healthy functioning of ecosystems and the important services they provide to humans, like seafood.

May 17, 2016, 15:28 PM IST

The whats, whys and whos of biodiversity hotspots!

What we can do now is to preserve the regions that contain large varieties of endemic species of plants and animals. 

Apr 01, 2016, 22:09 PM IST