Berlin, Jan 12
Many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate their songs from the low-frequency sound of road traffic in noisy cities, a new study has found.
Scientists from the Max Planck Inst...
London, Dec 14
Man-made global warming may have little effect on some common species of trees in the Amazon rainforest as they date back more than 8 million years and have survived through massive temperature fl...
Berhampur (Odisha), Dec 9
Poaching of migratory birds continues unabated in the Chilika Lake despite warning by wildlife officials against killing of winged guests in Asia’s largest blue lagoon.
United Nations, Nov 9
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that one of the main lessons from Superstorm Sandy is the need for global action to deal with future climate shocks.
Ban told the UN General Assem...
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct. 3
Rare bird species such as the red-necked phalarope (pambarakkada) and a tiny wader that swims in open sea have been sighted during the first pelagic bird expedition in southern Kerala. »
London, Sept 27
Hummingbirds use similar amounts of energy in their backward flight as they do to fly forward, a new study has found.
The study revealed the mechanisms behind the effortless way that humm...
Manila, Aug 19
Scientists have discovered two new species of owls in the Philippines, after a study of their songs.
Researchers led by the Michigan State University confirmed that two new owl species ha...
London, Aug 2
In an exciting new discovery, biologists have identified six unattractive blind snakes each a meter long at the bottom of a river-bed in Brazil.
Engineers working on hydroelectric dam in...
Jannaram (Andhra Pradesh), April 7
As you drive through the dusty, dense Kawal Tiger Reserve in Andhra Pradesh’s Adilabad district, it does not take long to hear the jungle’s rhapsody.
Bison, sambar, wild boars and deer ca...
London, Jan 11
Mangrove forests of the Sundarbans – home to the Bengal tiger – are fast-disappearing, jeopardising the fate of the endangered species, UK scientists have warned.
Rapid deterioration in m...
Bhopal, Dec 14
Notwithstanding the recent death of four tigers in Madhya Pradesh due to electrocution and poaching, the State Government is hopeful of winning back the ‘tiger state’ status from Karnataka after t...
Washington, Nov 19
The World Bank today warned that the Earth will be warmer by four degrees Celsius this century, causing “calamitous effects”, unless immediate action is not taken to mitigate the imminent climate...
Washington, Oct 19
Global warming may give oceans on Earth the same hi-fi sound qualities they had more than 100 million years ago, during the ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’, a new study has found.New research sugges...
Melbourne, Oct 2
The coral cover of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site, has halved over the past 27 years due to cyclones, poisonous starfish and bleaching linked to climate change, a new study...
Imphal, Aug. 22
Imported hovercrafts, which were deployed in the Loktak lake here to flush out militants, are frightening off migratory birds and making the fragile ecosystem of the area inhospitable for the wing...
New Delhi, Aug 14
Giving a boost to tiger conservation efforts, the Centre has given in-principle approval for creation of five new tiger reserves in the country.This was stated by Environment Minister Jayan...
Washington, June 17
Adult male ants can single out their rivals as soon as they are born and then launch a chemical attack to eliminate them, a new study has found.
Researchers at the University of Regensbur...