biodiversity

Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IGNOU launches online course on biodiversity


May 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said Monday it will launch a new online course on biodiversity from July."The Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management ... Read more...

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Chandipur beach: Where the sea disappears suddenly (Feature)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandipur (Odisha), March 16 (IANS) Have you seen the sea disappear in front of your eyes? A unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, the sea recedes by as much as ... Read more...

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China invests $19 bn in forestry sector


February 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China invested over 120 billion yuan (about $19 billion) in the forestry sector in 2011 after noticing a year-on-year growth of over 27 percent, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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Mughal Gardens opened to public


February 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The splendour and magnificence of the Muhgal Gardens at Rahstrapati Bhavan will be unveiled for the lay Friday as it will be opened to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Himachal promoting herb culture: Dhumal


February 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has 7.32 percent of the total biodiversity of the country and is promoting cultivation of herbs, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Saturday."The state ... Read more...

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Equity central to global environment pact: Natarajan


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The principle of common but differentiated responsibility and equity - right to grow - is central to talk of global environmental agreements and their effective ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World’s smallest frog discovered


January 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Papua New Guinea, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are convinced that a 7mm frog found on the island of Papua New Guinea could be the world’s tiniest frog. The amphibian is smaller ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Prehistoric brainless, faceless fish found near Britain


December 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) A prehistoric fish that had no brain and no face, and described as "elusive" and "rarely seen", has now been found in the seas off Scotland.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Our ability to preserve wildlife at test: PM


October 7th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said several steps have been taken to protect flora and fauna in the country but the developmental needs of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala seeks tighter laws to prevent bio-piracy


September 14th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) Kerala, which likes to call itself "God's own country" and is home to a staggering 10,035 plant species and 4,600 flowering plants, has sought tighter laws ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE asks people to vote for seven wonders contest


August 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asked its people to vote for the country's Bu Tinah island, which has been short-listed as one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jaitapur nuke project will harm people: Left


July 13th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday accused the government of going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra though it will "adversely ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Human belly button harbours 1,400 bug strains


July 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in the much overlooked part of our anatomy - the navel. North Carolina State University's Belly Button ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Bank approves $1 bn loan to clean Ganga river


June 1st, 2011 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $1-billion loan to India to help clean its river Ganga that accounts for one fourth of the country's water resources.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to launch UN initiative on biodiversity


May 21st, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The environment ministry will Monday launch the UN decade on biodiversity for Asia and Pacific, an initiative for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Plant lice species tracked through social network


May 18th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Facebook was in the news for helping scientists identify scores of fish species in Guyana's remote Cuyuni River. Now researchers have discovered another species with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India signs Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources


May 12th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) India has signed the landmark Nagoya Protocol linking conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity with development.The Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maharashtra celebrates 51st anniversary


May 1st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Sunday celebrated the 51st anniversary of the state's formation with a variety of programmes and events. The main function was held at the Shivaji Park ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘We must finish de-greening before starting greening projects’: Jairam Ramesh


March 21st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that we must finish de-greening before we start greening projects.Speaking on the occasion of World ... Read more...

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World losing biodiversity at unprecedented rate: UN


January 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The extinction of biodiversity due to global warming is thousand times higher than natural extinction and irreparable degradation may take place if ecosystems are pushed beyond certain tipping ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Study reveals ‘multiple species of catfish despite same colours, patterns’


January 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that although catfish communities of South American contain almost identically coloured and patterned fish, they may be home to three or more different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Compound extracted from tree ‘can help fight leukemia’


December 14th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 14 (ANI): A new compound is showing promise against some forms of cancer like leukemia.The compound comes from the Aglaia foveolata tree, found in Sarawak's highlands, and has entered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amazonian biodiversity much older than previously thought


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Amazonian biodiversity originated with the formation of the Andes-and dates back further than previously realised.An international research group, headed by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN biodiversity summit ends with agreement (Roundup)


October 30th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) The Oct 18-29 UN biodiversity summit ended here Friday with agreement over a strategic plan on how to protect animals and plants, how to provide ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India facilitating global plan to save animals and plants


October 28th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) The Oct 18-29 UN biodiversity summit Thursday appointed India as one of the facilitators in an attempt to reach a global deal that aims to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Regional cooperation needed to protect Himalayan glaciers: Jairam


October 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India's Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has stressed the need for regional cooperation for the protection of Himalayan glaciers, an official release said Tuesday.Addressing a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

I love being a mother, says Gisele Bundchen


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 22 (ANI): Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says that she loves being a mother and advises other women to wait for the right man before starting a family.Gisele, a UN Ambassador ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Resolving Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ of flower biodiversity


September 17th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Darwin might have described flower diversification as an 'abominable mystery', but now University of Calgary scientists have come closer to resolving this longstanding puzzle.Drs. Jana Vamosi and Steven ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Colourful coral could pave way for cancer cure


August 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 14 (ANI): A vibrant underwater palette of colours could pave way for future cancer research.A rare community of highly fluorescent corals discovered in shallow waters in the Lord Howe Island ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Climate change is likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests by 2100 and less than one in five of the plants and animals which inhabit these ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

ISRO engaged in satellite mapping of wetlands


July 22nd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is engaged in the satellite mapping of the country's wetlands and will complete the project by the end of August, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Edward Norton named as UN’s Goodwill Ambassador


July 11th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Edward Norton, who is the renowned American actor has been named by the United Nations Secretary General - Ban Ki-moon as the UN's goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Panel to study impact of proposed mines in Orissa


July 1st, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The government has formed a four-member committee to consider and make recommendations on the impact of plans to divert 660.749 hectare of forest land for bauxite ... Read more...

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