User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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Sawfish catch: Sensitize stakeholders, experts say 29.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Saving the big fish 28.3.2017 FrontLine: Home
A successful conservation project in Lonavala near Pune offers hope to the endangered mahseer. By LYLA BAVADAM in Lonavala
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Human-induced global warming has triggered extreme weather events, says study 28.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US looked at a combination of roughly 50 climate models from around the world.
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Protect elephants or bring back the mammoth? 27.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With enough determination, money and smarts, scientists just might revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from ancient mammoths into Asian elephant DNA. The ultimate dream is to generate a sustainable population of mammoths that can once again roam the tundra. But here's a sad irony to ponder: What if that dream came at the expense of today's Asian and African elephants, whose numbers are quickly dwindling because of habitat loss and poaching? "In 50 years, we might not have those elephants," said Joseph Bennett, an assistant professor and conservation researcher at Carleton University, Canada. Joseph has spent his career asking hard questions about conservation priorities. With only so much funding to go around, deciding which species to save can be a game of triage. Recently, he and a team of colleagues confronted a new question: If molecular biologists can potentially reconstruct extinct species, such as the woolly mammoth, should society devote its limited resources to ...
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Experts call for steps to curb juvenile fishing 26.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Juvenile catch resulting in loss of resources worth millions of dollars’
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Egyptian vultures find their nest back in Delhi 26.3.2017 Hindu: S & T
The species— rarely spotted here— has made the Capital its home; ecologists say it’s a ‘good indication’
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Earth Hour: Everything you need to know about why lights go off for 1 hour 25.3.2017 India Today| Must Read
Earth Hour is a reminder that the planet, which is home to over seven billion people, is facing serious challenges due to climate change. Tonight is the 10th anniversary of the WWF's Earth Hour.
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Do you know what led to mass extinction of Australian animals 35 million years ago? Scientists have a clue 25.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
This period of intense and rapid climate change occurred at the same time when Australia separated from Antarctica.
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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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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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FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
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Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.
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Crows fly out of India as foreign shores beckon 22.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Chapora fort road puts state archaeological dept in a fix 22.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Dinosaurs, Mars volcano went extinct about the same time: NASA 21.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The last volcanic activity on Mars ceased about 50 million years ago, around the time when large number of Earth's plant and animal species, including dinosaurs, went extinct, according to a new NASA study.
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Mars' volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct same time 21.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The last volcanic activity on the Red Planet ceased about 50 million years ago -- around the time when our planet's plant and animal species, including dinosaurs, went extinct, reveals new research.
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Oil spill in Chennai resulted in death of fish, turtles: Govt 20.3.2017 Zee News : India National
The recent Oil spill in Chennai has resulted in death of a particular variety of fish and Oilve Ridley turtles apart from affecting the other marine life, the government today said.
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Adani Group aims to start mining Australian coal in 2020 20.3.2017 Latest News
Environmentalists are concerned that the development will threaten vulnerable species
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Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert 18.3.2017 All International Stories
Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world
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Arrest decline in cattle population: NGT tells Kerala 17.3.2017 Hindu: National
Nearly 80% decline in population between 2003 and 2012
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