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Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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Chinese pandas to have TV reality show 30.7.2013 Zee News : Science and Technology
The pandas, the pride of China and a species most in danger of going extinct, will be getting their own television reality show with one TV channel recording their activities 24 hours a day.
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Chinese pandas to have TV reality show 30.7.2013 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, July 30 : The pandas, the pride of China and a species most in danger of going extinct, will be getting their own television reality show with one TV channel recording their activities 24 hours a day, China's state-run CCTV television network announced Monday.
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Battling the tenacious weeds 29.7.2013 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Evolution is weeds' best friend. Whenever a new herbicide is introduced, weeds mutate to adapt accordingly and thrive. Now, a group of scientists reckon that acknowledging and investigating their survival skills could throw up some clues on how to control them, writes Carl Zimmer Depending on your point of view, barnyardgrass is a nightmare or a marvel. That's because it's a supremely triumphant weed. Barnyardgrass can swoop in to fields and outcompete planted crops. It is particularly devastating on rice farms, where losses sometimes reach 100 per cent. Many barnyardgrass plants are resistant to glyphosate, an herbicide that many farmers currently rely on. Even when farmers think they have rid a field of barnyardgrass, they may not have actually won the battle. Each weed can produce up to a million seeds, which nestle into the soil, waiting for a chance to regrow. Barnyardgrass is but one of many kinds of weeds found around the world. All told, they result in a 10 per cent reduction in the ...
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All modern day birds evolve from feathered dinosaurs: Expert 29.7.2013 TOI: All Headlines
All modern day birds evolve from feathered dinosaurs: Expert
For the endangered tiger, genetics may finish what the Raj started 29.7.2013 Hindu: S & T
The skin and bones of long-dead tigers from the days of the British Raj have helped reveal how the latest threat to the endangered species is their own DNA. Taking DNA samples from game...
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When growth is another word for violence 28.7.2013 India Together - Environment

The single-track hawkish focus on reforms-driven growth with utter disregard for the environment, equity and indigenous livelihoods is not only futile, but almost an assault by a few against the majority at the grassroots, writes Ashish Kothari.
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Loss of a colleague 27.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Loss of a colleague
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Nilgiri Marten sighted 27.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Nilgiri Marten sighted
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Extinct ancient ape did not walk upright like a human 26.7.2013 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 26 : For decades, the movement of an ancient ape species called Oreopithecus has been a matter of debate for scientists. Did it walk like a human or did it swing through the trees like other apes?
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India must look at green growth: World Bank report 26.7.2013 TOI: All Headlines
India must look at green growth: World Bank report
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Students can’t afford to miss this train 25.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Students can’t afford to miss this train
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Pickers code suggested to prevent erosion of mushroom base 25.7.2013 TOI: Goa
Pickers code suggested to prevent erosion of mushroom base
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Scientists report newly discovered horned dinosaur unearthed in Utah 25.7.2013 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists report newly discovered horned dinosaur unearthed in Utah
Thrips menace in chilli and its management 24.7.2013 Hindu: Home
Chilli or red pepper is a well known commercial condiment crop grown all over India. Thrips infestation is a persistent problem for chillies. Severe infestation leads to 30-50 per cent yield loss....
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European grassland butterflies in decline 24.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
European grassland butterflies in decline
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Extract from oldest tree may cure dementia 24.7.2013 TOI: All Headlines
Extract from oldest tree may cure dementia
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Palayakayal mangroves face the brunt of salt pans: survey 24.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Palayakayal mangroves face the brunt of salt pans: survey
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Coral cover shrinks in Gulf of Mannar 24.7.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Coral cover shrinks in Gulf of Mannar
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Extract from ginkgo biloba could help treat dementia 24.7.2013 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 24 : Extract from ginkgo biloba, one of the oldest living tree species, effectively and safely treats memory loss and cognitive impairments in patients with senile dementia, a new study suggests.
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Best of the web: Mental art, Terrific GIFs and more 24.7.2013 DNA: Evolutions
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