User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
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'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.
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Quiz on environment 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
In keeping with the theme of the issue, this week’s quiz is on the environment
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Menace to farmers, boon to forests 23.6.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Ecologists warn that culling of wild boar will harm biodiversity
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Soon, a biodiversity park on Ajmer-Pushkar Road 22.6.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Biodiversity on e-display at new park 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Facility in 5,000 sq m will open in capital in August
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'Forest dept underreporting animal deaths' 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Resource and fund constraints are major challenges before the Karnataka Forest Department, which needs immediate attention to mitigate the man-animal conflict, strengthen elephant corridors and enhance forest cover, B K Mukherjee, Accountant General (E&RSA) said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the maiden report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of "Administration of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka", was tabled in the state legislature on Wednesday, Mukherjee said forest patches of Karnataka have changed due to change in land use pattern because of encroachment and improper planning. "Western Ghats is a biodiversity hotspot and faces severe threat. So, we decided to prepare a report on this sensitive topic. We covered 90% of the fragile Western Ghats. We found that the forest department underreports cases of poaching, animal death, conflicts, encroachment and forest fire areas. We also found that the forest department does not have ...
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More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades
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The woodcutter, the books, and freedom of speech 21.6.2017 HBL: Home
A modern-day Aesop’s fable?Well, it’s allegorical for sure, but based entirely on facts.Cut to the chase, will ya?Talking of cuts, this could be the unkindest of them all, fear many.Many?Greenpeace, ...
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ONGC-Unesco join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag 21.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A joint team of the ONGC and Unesco has carried out a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika Lake to help the country's largest coastal lagoon secure the world heritage site tag, said an official on Wednesday.
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Environmental studies now a must at UG level 21.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Environmental studies now a must at UG level
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A success story in biodiversity conservation 21.6.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Kolayad grama panchayat wins KSBB’s best BMC award
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Science Express arrives in Karur 21.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Has exhibits on climate change, bio-diversity and space missions
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Eco park rich in animal life now 21.6.2017 Hindu: National
Constant restoration efforts, resulting in better water quality, have borne fruit
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Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons! 20.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
There are 206 described species of chameleons on the planet and Hughes hopes to continue finding many more.
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Steps on to galvanise BMCs in local bodies 20.6.2017 Hindu: News
KSBB to accelerate biodiversity conservation
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Frogs with burrowing skills found 20.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
A Delhi University student has found four new species of burrowing frogs from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot.
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Termites, the indicators of an ecosystem 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The arrival of monsoon brings with it a much-needed respite from the heat of the summer. While rains are definitely welcome, there is someone who is not happy — the termites. When we hear the word 'termite', most of us are reminded of the irksome pests that eat away the wood in our houses, causing irreparable damage. But did you know that termites also act as indicators of the health of an ecosystem, and their mounds contain a host of information about the ecology of the region? In a recent study published in the journal Ecosystems, a team of Indian and French researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, and Université François Rabelais, France have tried to understand the factors that influence these termite mounds. With data from 579 termite mounds in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, the team investigated the relationships between the abundance and distribution of termite mounds with the soil properties and the fragmentation of natural forests. Largely ...
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Explore the magic of monsoon 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Misty mornings, fresh breeze, earth's petrichor fragrance, luscious green landscapes — monsoon brings with it a yearning zeal to celebrate the coolness and mysticism of weather. This time of the year also ushers in a sense of adventure in nature lovers. And with the spirit of a wanderer and the soul of an explorer, many energetic youngsters get out their trekking shoes to embark on a journey and experience nature in all its splendour. To them, Western Ghats — the benevolent mountains with exotic flora and fauna — is a paradise. The hotspot of biodiversity, Western Ghats attracts trekkers all year round. Yet, it is in this moist season that the Ghats is at its alluring best. Trekkers' favourite Prajwal, a final year engineering student, is a fervent trekker and considers ascending Kumara Parvatha near Kukke Subrahmanya to be his best trek till date. However, the end of monsoon would be the best time for this challenging trek and he prefers to hike the not-so-risky terrains of the Ghats ...
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Burrowing frogs add to diversity of Western Ghats 19.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
They are highly sensitive to changes in climate and can be an environmental indicator species, says study
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Dredging won’t impact aquatic biodiversity of Brahmaputra: Expert 19.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Dredging won’t impact aquatic biodiversity of Brahmaputra: Expert
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