User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
Last updated: May 23 2017 01:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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7,000 trees in Harohalli may make way for all-woman tech park 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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220 deer, 8 blackbucks died on campus in 2 years: IIT(M) 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
After obtaining info through RTI application, activist moves NGT
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In troubled waters 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
For centuries, people in India have known the stories of the 12 incarnations of Lord Vishnu including the Kurma (turtle) avatar. It is believed that this avatar helped the devas and the asuras churn out the amrut or life giving nectar from the ocean. In the scientific world, while there is little place for such mythological fiction, it is not wrong to assume that the turtles of our natural world are an important agent of life that are helping pass on crucial nutrients from the oceans to the lands. Because of their unusual life cycles, turtles spend their life in the seas but come on the shores for nesting and breeding thus enriching the energy-poor habitats on land such as the sandy beaches with marine nutrients. This simple ecological service by the turtles has been crucial in shaping the coastline of the country including that of Karnataka. And yet, the winds of change bring with themselves destruction, fragmentation and threats of poaching to the turtles, making it more and more difficult for them to ...
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Chaos of climate change, inside a laboratory 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Climate change will alter the ecosystems that humanity depends upon in the coming century. But given the complexity of the living world, how can you learn what may happen? A team of Australian scientists has an answer: miniature ecosystems designed to simulate the effect of climate change. The experiments are already revealing dangers that would have been missed had researchers tried to study individual species in isolation. "If you just take one fish and put it in a tank and see how it responds to temperature, you can imagine that's a huge simplification of reality," said Ivan Nagelkerken, an ecologist at the University of Adelaide who is leading the research effort. Testing the effects Yet studying an entire ecosystem in nature, made up of thousands of species, has its own drawbacks. "In nature you have all this complexity, and you never know which factor is really causing the outcome you're observing," Ivan said. Between these two extremes, Ivan and his colleagues have tried to create a happy ...
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It's high time we take politics out of 'climate change' debates: Here's why 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In climate-controlled place, weather is a reminder of one's privilege, luck or hardship
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Shirui Lily Festival concludes in Manipur 22.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Shirui Lily Festival concludes in Manipur
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World's rarest marine species may go extinct in a year: Study 22.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Unsustainable fishing practices and illegal wildlife trade driven by demand for the swim bladder of a critically endangered fish also endemic to the region, the totoaba, has caused the vaquita population to plummet in recent years.
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An opportunity being drained away 22.5.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Sound policies on wastewater treatment and use are vital to sustainable development
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World's most endangered marine mammal may go extinct in 365 days 21.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Known as the 'panda of the sea' because of its distinctive markings, the vaquita is endemic to the Upper Gulf of California.
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'Travel responsibly, respect indigenous communities' (May 221 World Biological Diversity Day) 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable tourism by working with local communities needs to be the focus of the tourism industry, say researchers.
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Responsible journalists are an endangered species, says Madhu Trehan 20.5.2017 Latest News
Today, normal questions raised by journalists leave them branded as 'anti-national'
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Pandemic alert: How lessons from China can help us rethink health threats 19.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
In China, change occurred with the introduction of maps by Western missionaries in the 16th century
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Maybe we can, but should we? Deciding whether to bring back extinct species 19.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
New Zealand, New South Wales are home to more than 1,100 threatened species of conservation concern
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What's at stake in China's plan to blow up islands in the Mekong 19.5.2017 All International Stories
But China's vision of Asian trade routes is not without its own bombs
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50 sea turtles released ahead of Endangered Species Day 19.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
At least 50 critically endangered turtles were released by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) ahead of Endangered Species Day on Friday.
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50 sea turtles released ahead of Endangered Species Day 18.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Abu Dhabi, May 18 (IANS/WAM) At least 50 critically endangered turtles were released by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) ahead of Endangered Species Day on Friday.
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Frame policies to stop decline in population of indigenous cow breeds: NGT 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Centre to frame a national policy to prevent the "rapid decline" in the population of indigenous breeds of cattle across the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Environment Ministry and Department of Animal Husbandry to hold a meeting with all the states and come out with a common policy on the issue. "The records submitted by various states clearly indicate that there has been a rapid decline in indigenous breeds of cattle. Tell us what steps have you taken to prevent this decline in the population of species which may even lead to their extinction.... "This is a serious issue and it requires a national policy," the bench said. The tribunal asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests to discuss the issue with all stakeholders concerned during the vacations and inform it about the decision. The matter is now listed for hearing on May 22. The NGT had noted that there was nearly 80 per cent decline in the animal ...
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Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling 18.5.2017 Hindu: News
Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the count...
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Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report 18.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Their report found that 1,730 plants were recorded as being new to science in 2016, which include 11 new species from Brazil of the Manihot shrub known for its starchy root, cassava.
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Pests and pathogens could cost agriculture billions: report 18.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday.
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