User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
Last updated: Jun 22 2018 07:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning 22.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named Junzi imperialis. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as...
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Goa Puts On Hold Process To Declare Animals As Harmful To Crops 21.6.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The Goa government has decided to put on hold the process to declare certain wild animals as vermin (harmful and objectionable). Earlier, several farmers had complained to authorities about animals...
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Mysuru zoo plans a befitting Giraffe Day today 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Besides the International Day for Yoga, June 21 is also celebrated as World Giraffe Day. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) initiated the idea
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Rare spider resurfaces after 150 years 19.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Scientists rediscover a spider that was considered to be extinct
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Lost and found after 150 years 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
Scientists rediscover a spider that was considered to be extinct
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Quest for the unknown 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Having spent time with thresher sharks and a giant Philippine eagle, renowned television presenter Nigel Marven talks about life in the wild
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Mammals go nocturnal to avoid humans, says study 19.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The study, published in the journal Science, represents the first effort to quantify the global effects of human activity on the daily activity patterns of wildlife.
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A novel initiative to conserve ‘Devrais’ in Western Ghats 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Urban migration among the youth and erosion of ties to nature have led to a decline in awareness about preserving the sacred groves
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The hornbill housing crisis 16.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Nest adoption programmes are saving hornbill habitats in Arunachal Pradesh
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Nutmeg For Weight Loss: Use Jaiphal To Lose Weight 12.6.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
Nutmeg or jaiphal is a Native to Indonesia, this spice has long been known for its medicinal and culinary properties.
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Under divine care, turtles swim on in Assam’s temple tanks 12.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
eDNA extraction has confirmed the presence of rare freshwater species in temple ponds in Assam
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Under divine care, turtles swim on in temple tanks 12.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
eDNA extraction has confirmed the presence of rare freshwater species in temple ponds in Assam
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A green way to check monkey menace 9.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Government making long-term plans to check simians’ urban migration
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Sustaining earth for the future 7.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
India is in need of a massive new effort to catalogue, map and monitor all life forms
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Student birders at Cinchona Government High School in Valparai 5.6.2018 Hindu: News
Along with English, teacher K. Selvaganesh has instilled a love for birds and trees in his students at the Cinchona Government High School in Valparai
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Legal awareness programme on Environment organised 4.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Legal awareness programme on Environment organised
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The hand-winged animal: We know little about India’s 128 bat species 2.6.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
We don’t yet know the precise role of bats in the Nipah outbreak
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Scientists discover the world’s oldest lizard fossil 2.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Scientists have identified the world's oldest lizard - the most most ancient ancestor of all modern lizards and snakes - by analysing a 240-million-year-old fossil. The study, published in the journal Nature, provides key insight into the evolution of modern lizards and snakes. The 240-million-year-old fossil, Megachirella wachtleri, is the most ancient ancestor of all modern lizards and snakes, known as squamates, according to researchers including those from the University of Bristol in the UK. The fossil, along with data from both living and extinct reptiles - which involved anatomical data drawn from CT scans and DNA - suggests the origin of squamates is even older, taking place in the late Permian period, more than 250 million years ago. "The specimen is 75 million years older than what we thought were the oldest fossil lizards in the entire world and provides valuable information for understanding the evolution of both living and extinct squamates," said Tiago Simoes, PhD student from the ...
‘Rapid decline of pollinators takes a toll on biodiversity’ 31.5.2018 Hindu: News
Experts call for credible measures to protect flora and fauna
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Mother of all lizards found in Italian Alps 31.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Megachirella roamed the earth about 240 million years ago
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