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Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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Kerala Decides to file Review Plea on Dam 13.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
Consensus at all-party meet on flagging safety concerns at SC
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Call for beach nourishment to arrest soil erosion 11.5.2014 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Globally, there are about eight million species, of which more than two million live in the ocean. With the abundance of marine life forms, the dependence on marine resources has increased in the...
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Watch: Newly discovered 'dancing' frogs in Western Ghats are now a global sensation, but they ... 10.5.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats. The study was published in the Ceylon Journal of Science.
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Rupee down 3 paise against dollar in early trade 9.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The rupee today fell marginally by 3 paise to 60.10 against the dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the US currency overseas.

Dealers attributed the domestic currencys fall to dollar gains against other currencies overseas, but a higher opening in the domestic equity market capped rupees losses.

The rupee had gained 6 paise to close at 60.07 against the dollar in yesterdays trade on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters in view of strong capital inflows.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex was up by 38.72 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 22,382.76 in early trade today.
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Dinos evolved into birds for survival: Study 8.5.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
Dinosaurs are alive and here! Although most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, one dinosaur lineage survived and lives on today as a major evolutionary success story the birds, according to a new Oxford study. The study that “weighed” hundreds of dinosaurs suggests shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continue exploiting new ecological niches throughout their evolution, and become hugely successful today. An international team, led by scientists at Oxford University and the Royal Ontario Museum, estimated the body mass of 426 dinosaur species based on the thickness of their leg bones. The team found that dinosaurs showed rapid rates of body size evolution shortly after their origins, around 220 million years ago. However, these soon slowed: only the evolutionary line leading to birds continued to change size at this rate, and continued to do so for 170 million years, producing new ecological diversity not seen in other dinosaurs. “Dinosaurs aren’t extinct; ...
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Creatures great and small 8.5.2014 Hindu: Cities
Pushpa Kurup’s collection of short stories is a first-hand account of how animals see the world
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New 'Dancing Frog' Species Found in India's West Coast 8.5.2014 NDTV
Scientists have discovered 14 new species of so-called dancing frogs in the jungle mountains of southern India - just in time, they fear, to watch them fade away.
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Rupee near one-month high; corporates sell dollars 8.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The rupee is trading at 59.98/99 not far from 59.95 hit in early trade, which is its highest since April 9, as good corporate dollar sales aid the Indian unit. The rupee closed at 60.135/145 on Wednesday.

The retreat in the domestic share market from session highs and good demand for the greenback from oil firms around the 60 mark will limit the fall in the dollar to 59.90 levels at best, dealers say.

The BSE Sensex trading marginally lower on day.

Traders say losses in other Asian currencies and cautiousness ahead of the election outcome next week will also keep the USD/INR pair in a tight range.
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Scientists find 14 new species of ‘dancing frogs’ in Western Ghats 8.5.2014 FirstPost: India
There are other dancing frogs in Central America and Southeast Asia, but the Indian family, known by the scientific name Micrixalidae, evolved separately about 85 million years ago.
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Rajasthan farmers to get exclusive seed bank soon 8.5.2014 deccanherald.com
Rajasthan will soon become the first state in the country to have an exclusive seed bank for protecting and prompting the cultivation of indigenous crops and medicinal plants in the state. The step has come as a great respite to the farmers of the state who have been purchasing high yielding seeds for the multinational companies at high price. "We will constitute a seed bank in the state in the interest of farmers and to save the indigenous crops and medicinal plants in the state. Officials have been instructed to study the local plantation in each district of the state," said Prabhu Lal Saini, agriculture minister of the state. "We will proceed with the idea once the species of local plants are identified," he added and said that Chief minister Vasundhara Raje is taking personal interest in this project. Officials informed that in old days farmers used to separate the good quality of seed from the harvested crop itself. These seeds were stored in mud pots for cultivation in next session. Government will ...
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Dinos evolved into birds for survival: Study 8.5.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
Dinosaurs are alive and here! Although most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, one dinosaur lineage survived and lives on today as a major evolutionary success story the birds, according to a new Oxford study. The study that “weighed” hundreds of dinosaurs suggests shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continue exploiting new ecological niches throughout their evolution, and become hugely successful today. An international team, led by scientists at Oxford University and the Royal Ontario Museum, estimated the body mass of 426 dinosaur species based on the thickness of their leg bones. The team found that dinosaurs showed rapid rates of body size evolution shortly after their origins, around 220 million years ago. However, these soon slowed: only the evolutionary line leading to birds continued to change size at this rate, and continued to do so for 170 million years, producing new ecological diversity not seen in other dinosaurs. “Dinosaurs aren’t extinct; ...
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Alanganallur in shock and grief over jallikattu ban 8.5.2014 Hindu: National
Shock and grief gripped Alanganallur on Wednesday after the Supreme Court banned jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport, which dates back to several centuries.The world famous...
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Dinos shrank in order to survive evolution 7.5.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Revealed: How dinosaurs shrunk into birds 7.5.2014 New Kerala: Technology
London, May 7 : Dinosaurs are not extinct, go tell this to your kids. There are about 10,000 species alive today - in the form of birds!
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Revealed: How Dinosaurs Shrunk into Birds 7.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
Dinosaurs are not extinct, go tell this to your kids. There are about 10,000 species alive today - in the form of birds!
Scientists crown world heavyweight champion of dinosaurs 7.5.2014 FirstPost: World
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This guy could really throw his weight around. Scientists on Tuesday unveiled body weight estimates for an astounding 426 different dinosaur species using a formula based on the thickness of their leg bones, crowning the truly immense long-necked Argentinosaurus as the biggest of them all. That plant-eating dinosaur weighed a earth-shaking 90 tons when it lived about 90 million years ago in Argentina
Make Conservation of Tigers a People Project 7.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Home for the King 5.5.2014 Hindu: Home
Saved from extinction through the kindness of the Nawab of Junagadh, the mighty lion is free to roar again.
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Here is the fly that costed India a whopping 100 crore in mangoes 5.5.2014 DNA: Popular News
Pune: Can you imagine that a fly can cost the country over a Rs100 crore? Well the ‘Fruit Flies’ (or Bactrocera Dorsalis, for the scientifically-inclined) can.  This vareity of the insect is capable of destroying the king of fruits, ‘mangoes’. These new pests pose a threat to the European Union’s (EU) agriculture and production. Fearing the loss, 28 EU countries have announced a ban on import of mangoes from India, after finding some consignments imported last year to be infected. Speaking to dna, an official from the state agriculture department who did not want to divulge his details, said, “The estimated loss to the state is around Rs100 crore. And if you are taking the country into consideration, then the loss is much more than that.”  The fruit flies are found all over India, and multiply in the months of May and June. After damaging the outer skin, they eat into the pulp of the fruit. Eventually, the infected fruit is damaged within a few days. Researchers and professors from the Dr Balasaheb ...
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Book rack 3.5.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Unreal Elections C S Krishna & Karthik Laxman At the risk of offending you a little, India's funniest bloggers would like to hold forth on: Why Narendra Modi's favourite movie is The Lion King? What happens to Arnab Goswami's milkman when he tries to cheat him? How Sonia G reshuffles her Cabinet with a little help from Britney Spears? Why Kejriwal can't get rid of his shawl in the Delhi summer? And what all of this has to do with the most Unreal ...
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