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User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Jun 23 2019 16:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Online misinformation has caused an unlikely disaster in the real world: biological invasion 30.12.2020 Scroll.in
Canadian goldenrod, an incredibly harmful weed, has spread worldwide because of the false belief that its honey is a ‘superfood’.
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Can editing the DNA of human embryos protect us from future pandemics? 30.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The world is not ready for the technology today. But it will eventually come to feature in humanity for disease prevention.
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Butterfly parks help in increasing awareness – but not in conservation 28.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Butterflies are losing habitat despite the parks set by Indian cities.
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Uttarakhand is mapping snakes and training local communities to reduce conflict between them 27.12.2020 Scroll.in
The nature of human-snake conflict in the mountains is different from that in the plains.
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State has 47 leopards in Manas, Nameri tiger reserves 25.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
State has 47 leopards in Manas, Nameri tiger reserves
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Ghost fishing gear is threatening the acquatic life in Ganga 23.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Threatened freshwater turtles, otters and the endangered Ganges river dolphin are most at risk.
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PM Lauds Work On Animal Conservation After Increase In Leopard Population 22.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the efforts undertaken by the government towards animal conservation, following the release of the "Status of Leopard in India" report which recorded a...
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The story of the glow in the Arabian Sea’s dark waters has its beginnings in the Himalayas 22.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Over the past few years, large-scale noctiluca blooms have been occurring with almost seasonal regularity.
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These plastic items are the deadliest for marine species and birds 19.12.2020 Scroll.in
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
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Watch: Doctor tackles wild boar to curb its appetite for destruction in National Geographic episode 19.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Michelle Oakley, a veterinarian in Yukon, is on a rough mission to track down a wild boar who has contributed to the overpopulation of the destructive species.
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In Bengaluru, the light pollution is disturbing nature’s processes 18.12.2020 Scroll.in
The much-awaited LED streetlights could do more harm to the city’s biodiversity if they are not dark-sky-friendly.
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Condensate production at Baghjan to impact ecosystem 16.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Condensate production at Baghjan to impact ecosystem
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In parts of South India, herds of bison are coming out of forests to forage in farms 15.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Gaurs are increasingly being found outside protected areas.
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Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel 15.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel
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International Mountain Day: World's Highest Post Office In The Himalayas 11.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
International Mountain Day: India is proud of the majestic Himalayas, its fascinating landscapes, snow capped peaks and unique mountain biodiversity. International Mountain Day is celebrated every...
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The Indian Ocean is a rich historical archive – on the surface and below it 10.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
While the uniquely well-travelled surface of the ocean has received much attention, its depths barely register in the cultural or historical imagination.
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International Mountain Day 2020: Theme, Rare Photos And Facts 10.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
International Mountain Day: Mountains are some of the most fascinating landscapes in the world. Snow capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas or other mountain ranges have attracted climbers from across...
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World Soil Day 2020: What We Can Do To Stop Soil Pollution 4.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
World Soil Day: December 5 is observed as World Soil Day. Soil is home to more than one-fourth of the Earth's biodiversity. World Soil Day is one of the key dates on the UN calendar when outreach...
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India accelerates its age of ecological annihilation 3.12.2020 Scroll.in
By destroying its last wild areas, India is endangering the future of its people, forests and water sources to deliver questionable, short-term gains to a few.
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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