Humming males are like beacons to egg-heavy females. But for some reason, some males don’t hum.
World Bank and WHO predict that sea levels will rise, food production will decrease and by 2030-2050 at least 250,000 people will die every year from just some of the climate-related harms.
Pangolins, which can be found in Asia and Africa, have been called the “world’s most trafficked mammal”.
India has proposed key changes in an international deal to restrain aviation emissions so that measures by International Civil Aviation Organisation are in line with the Paris pact on climate change
“The coolest thing about the Harlem Heat Project is how people experience the heat using these custom-made sensors.”
A panel headed by the environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 square km of Panna Tiger Reserve to link the rivers.
Marine life strandings are episodic events – but climbing pressures from human activities like fisheries can potentially increase their frequency.
It’s a shame the BBC indulged this implausible theory as it distracts from the emerging story of human evolution that is both more complex and interesting.
In times of rural distress, it’s important that the debate around GM technology combines talks about food safety issues with their sociological ramifications.
Both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu view the river as a mechanistic producer of water, not as a dynamic life-giving system that is responsive to local and global triggers of use and abuse.
As much as 49% of the water supplied to the city is what is called ‘non-revenue water’ or ‘unaccounted for water’ – water lost in distribution.
One of the dozen megabiodiverse countries of the world, India has an impressive 1,263 species of birds – 12% of the number of species worldwide.
The continuous, manifold increase in international, regional and inland shipping, through threatened wildlife sanctuaries and reserves poses a threat.
Studies show that a combination of factors has weakened the Indian monsoon. If deforestation continues at the current rate, matters will get much worse.
While the lobster young seem to successfully ward off jellyfish defences, how do they digest their toxic prey?
While several civic bodies are responsible, wetlands have been largely ignored despite their ecological importance.
Two fresh deaths were reported in Begusarai and one each in Bhojpur and Samastipur, a statement from state disaster management department said.
Groundwater levels are falling in 30% of the basin’s aquifer system. But within 60%, access to potable groundwater is restricted by excessive salinity or arsenic.
The Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will bring more power to Ethiopia but is already creating tensions over water rights with Sudan and Egypt.
The tricks moray eels use to hunt may mean that they can have a bigger impact on their ecosystems than any other predator of similar size.
Phylogenetics compares the genomes of extant organisms to reconstruct their ancestries, and their impact on humans. This is not very different from comparing languages and finding common or different origins between them.
Activists are hopeful that the judgments will help deter private companies from functioning with impunity and under the cover of governmental apathy.
Clashes between humans and lions in a region celebrated by tourists and conservationists have encouraged significant investment in addressing human-wildlife conflict.
With continuous rains and people refusing to leave their homes, the forces have deployed ‘boat ambulances’ where pre-hospitalisation treatment and medicines are being provided to the affected.
The Permian-Triassic extinction event rendered Earth so barren in 50,000 years that life took over 10 million years to recover its former glory.
While the conservation debate with its interplay of emotions and science continues, one thing is for sure. Machli shows us what happens if we give solid protection to tigers.
What do monkey gestures say about human language? Some argue the origin of human language lies in vocal calls while others nod towards gestures.
“I was sent to prison for 23 days for sedition in 2010. Even then I wasn’t thrashed like this. I had a lot of faith in the police. That’s gone completely now.”
On two occasions, mother humpbacks with calves joined other humpbacks to chase away killer whales from sea lions. They even put their calves at risk.
In her years of research in the wild, Jis Sebastian has encountered various forms of resistance as a woman alone in the field.
Would it be a stretch to say we are more at risk from scientists without integrity and crony regulators than we are from mercury or other toxic chemicals?
The Great Green Wall initiative started a decade ago. Once completed, it will be the largest man-made structure on Earth and a new wonder of the world.
On this special episode, renowned author Amitav Ghosh talks about the lack of urgency in addressing climate change issues and its very serious repercussions.
We all dream about the kind of world that we want our children to inherit. Now is the time to work together to preserve for future generations these brilliant emissaries of nature’s magic.
By allowing construction closer to the sea, waiving building regulations for coastal towns and limiting decentralisation to states, coastal conservation and livelihood protection have been swept aside.
The ministry wants to justify its proposal for after-the-fact blessing of a project by deceptively quoting parts of the EPA settlement guidelines completely out of context.
In the microscopic world, cells are economies balancing a variety of chemical and physical inputs towards maximising growth and chances of producing progeny.
Amita Baviskar gives us a glimpse of the work of the army of skilled gardeners who tend to this green oasis in the heart of New Delhi
The barometer of India’s leadership in tiger conservation will be both in securing Indian wild tigers in our forests as well as diplomatic heft for Chinese captive tigers.
The National Green Tribunal has asked for an accounting of the amount of waste-water released into the Kolkata wetlands, raising a glimmer of hope for the unique ecosystem struggling for survival in the backyard of India’s eastern metropolis.