User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
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Spotlight put on mango farming, seed bank creation 25.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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A push for integrated farming 25.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Farming, animal husbandry, fisheries come together under project
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Earth Hour to be celebrated tonight 24.3.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
On Saturday at 8.30 p.m. local time, skylines around the globe will go dark as millions across the world unite to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour as part of climate action.The prominent landmarks in Hydera...
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Temperature drop led to mass extinction 35 million years ago 24.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) detected the mass extinction of pygopodoid geckos by using molecular evolutionary methods to examine fossil records.
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Lake gets a makeover to welcome migratory birds 24.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Yediyur, one of the oldest lakes in south Bengaluru, has attracted scores of rare visitors this year -121 species of migratory birds to be precise.
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A new home to birds at Yediyur lake 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Mayor G Padmavathi on Thursday inaugurated, Pakshi Dhaama (home for birds) boasting of 121 varieties of birds at Yediyur in Jayanagar. At least 40 species of migratory birds visit Yediyur lake from different parts of the world like Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Some of the migratory birds that are seen here are wood sand piper, Temmincks stints, Osprey, Northern Shoveller, common teal, White Wagtail, black-tailed Godwit, Gargeny and Rosy Pastors. To make these birds feel safe, a bio-diversity bird wall and bio-diversity bird tower has been constructed. As a result, the fast disappearing sparrows have returned to this place in good numbers. Cages housing a variety of parakeets and love birds have also be provided. Padmavathi said, "We must protect our water bodies to invite the fast disappearing birds. Corporators of other wards should also work to protect water bodies and create space for birds." Padmanabhanagar MLA R Ashoka said, "The work at Yediyur lake is worth emulating." DHNews ...
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Sky is the limit 23.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There is a Native American saying that goes 'When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then we will realise that one cannot eat money'. This realisation is catching up with Bengalureans as the city battles with the loss of greenery. In such a scenario, the only hope seems to be skywards or vertical gardening. The vertical garden on the Electronic City flyover, the work of 'SayTrees', seems to be a great step in this direction. With more than 10 varieties of saplings, they are using automatic drip irrigation system to water the plants. The benefits of a vertical garden include reduction of urban heat, increase in biodiversity and it also acts as a sound proofing barrier. Dr B N Viswanath, a consultant in organic farming and organic terrace gardens, says that vertical gardens are a great way to enliven the city. "Although 'SayTrees' has installed a vertical garden, that is not enough. We need more of these in the city. One should realise that the temperature ...
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Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species 23.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The new species named Haberma tingkok have been placed in a small genus, which contains merely three members.
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Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly 23.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most "striking features" of the study was that the endangered mammals were sighted in highly polluted pockets of the river.
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Another Socialist government member backs Macron with French election just a month away 23.3.2017 Budget 2017, Income Tax - India Budget 2017 Updates, Union Budget 2017 Latest News, Railway Budget 2017 | Times of India
FRANCE-ELECTION/MINISTER (GRAPHIC):Another Socialist government member backs Macron with French election just a month away
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Bird sanctuary in Badopal village yet to take wings 23.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Crows fly out of India as foreign shores beckon 22.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Majuli all set to become India's 1st carbon neutral district: Sonowal 22.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Majuli all set to become India's 1st carbon neutral district: Sonowal
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Biodiversity panel formed in Benaulim 22.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Chapora fort road puts state archaeological dept in a fix 22.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Majuli to be India's first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site : Assam CM 21.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Majuli to be India's first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site : Assam CM
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Minister of Railways Chairs Round Table Conference To Improve The Quality of Catering Services on Indian Railways 21.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu chaired the Round Table Conference on improving the Quality of Catering Services provided over Indian Railways. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd Jamshed, other Railway Board Members, Representatives from the Food and beverage industry, other Govt. agencies viz FDA, QCI, NABCB, Food craft institute etc., SHGs and IRCTC were also present on the occasion.
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#InternationalDayOfForests: 5 things you need to know about India's green cover 21.3.2017 DNA: Top News
India's large landmass and its varied climates has made the country rich in biodiversity. In addition, the country has a large forest cover gives it the advantage of being home to several endemic species. On International Day of Forests, we take a look at five things about India's forestland Large forest cover  It's estimated that 20 per cent of India's area is covered by forests. When calculated, this amounts to 65 million hectares. Top 10 in forest-rich countries The top 10 countries that have a rich forest cover comprise 60% of earth's forest cover Diversity in forest land Forests in India are classified into tropical rain forests, Himalayan subtropical pine forests, mangrove forests of coastal areas, monsoon forests, evergreen forests and dry deciduous forests. MP tops the list Madhya Pradesh has the highest forest cover in India. After this, it is Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. India's biodiversity Thanks to the variety of forests available in India, 8% of the world's biodiversity is ...
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Dasu Kesava Rao’s The Nallamalas-Emerald Paradise: The son of the forest 20.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Dasu Kesava Rao’s love for forests and wildlife literature helped him write ‘The Nallamalas: Emerald Paradise’
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Click to conserve 20.3.2017 Hindu: Home
A team of researchers in Thiruvananthapuram have built an app to map geographical distribution of plant and animal species
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