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South Australia to run out of drinking water in a year: Politician


September 28th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Sep 28(ANI): Australian Democrat David Winderlich has warned that the River Murray, which is a major source of drinking water for South Australians, will become too saline to drink in ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new species of gecko


September 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new study has identified a new species of gecko, which was long misunderstood as another kind of gecko.The tiny pinkish-brown gecko, which scurries through rocky habitat on ... Read more...

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Indian ecologist plans to float country’s first environmental party


September 21st, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Subhas Dutta, a prominent Indian environmentalist, is going to meet leaders of the UK Green party in his attempt to set up India's first dedicated environmental party.Subhas Dutta ... Read more...

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Socks and hiking boots can spread seeds over large distances


September 13th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 13 (ANI): A new research has revealed that socks and hiking boots can spread seeds over large distances.According to a report by ABC News, the research was carried out by ... Read more...

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Aussie pigeons use feathers as predator alarms


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 2 (ANI): An Australian species of pigeon, called the Ocyphaps lophotes, has the ability to produce a unique whistling sound with its wings to alarm others in the flock about ... Read more...

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Some Aussie frogs raise pitch of love songs to counter traffic noise


August 26th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Some Aussie frogs often raise their pitch as they serenade their partners, in order to counter traffic sounds, according to a study.Kirsten Parris, an ecologist at the ... Read more...

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Meet ‘Lord of the Ring’ who found lost wedding ring from Wellington Harbour’s bottom!


August 20th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, August 20 (ANI): A Niwa ecologist, from Hamilton, has come to be called 'Lord of the Ring' by his friends after plucking his wedding ring from the bottom of Wellington Harbour, ... Read more...

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Why girls can’t resist the geeks


August 20th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): In what may help understand why geeks get the girls, a study on the Satin Bowerbird's mating rituals has for the first time directly linked a male's cognitive ... Read more...

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Massive burning of forests by early civilizations may have altered global climate


August 17th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) enough to alter global climate ... Read more...

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Sewage-contaminated streams breed bigger and faster mosquitoes


August 11th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A new study has found far more mosquitoes in sewage-contaminated streams than in clean ones, which are also bigger and faster than those in purer waters.According to ... Read more...

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Wetter Arctic tundra emits more CO2


August 5th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): In the largest experiment of its kind to date, ecologists have found that the wetter the Arctic tundra becomes, the more carbon dioxide (CO2) it gives off.According ... Read more...

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Animals can take advantage of emerging habitat resulting from climate change


August 4th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that elephant seals traveled surprisingly far when ice retreated from part of the Antarctic mainland about 7500 years ago, indicating that ... Read more...

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Changes in rodent size tied to population, climate change


July 31st, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The head shape and overall size of rodents have been changing over the years. Now, an ecologist has tied these changes to human population density and climate change. Oliver ... Read more...

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Alterations in bird songs linked to habitat change


June 13th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): An American study has found a link between alterations in bird songs and the rapid change in the surrounding habitat.Elizabeth Derryberry, a behavioural ecologist and post-doctoral researcher at ... Read more...

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Greening Arctic unlikely to offset permafrost carbon release


May 28th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that even tundra plant growth in the Arctic would be unable to offset the permafrost carbon release in the region.The ... Read more...

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Shellfish threatened by rising levels of CO2


May 27th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that shellfish are threatened from rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) that contribute to the acidification of open ocean.The research ... Read more...

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Like humans, animals too can tell right from wrong


May 24th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): It's not just humans who have a moral compass, animals too possess a sense of morality which allows them to tell the difference between right and wrong.That's the ... Read more...

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China’s plants absorb a third of its carbon emissions


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has found that the plants in China absorb a third of its carbon emissions.According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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Researchers can predict number of mosquitoes two months ahead


March 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to predict how many mosquitoes will be there in a given area, up to two months ahead. This should help fight outbreaks of ... Read more...

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Environmentalist Smitu Kothari dies of cardiac arrest


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Smitu Kothari, 59, one of India's leading social and environmental activists, died of a cardiac arrest early Monday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Kothari was ... Read more...

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Australia and South America need elephants to save their threatened native plants


March 18th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 18 (ANI): An ecologist has said that large herbivores like elephants need to be introduced in regions such as Australia and South America, which would help save threatened native ... Read more...

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No evidence to show IT is greener: Researcher


February 25th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) There is no evidence to show that information technology eases environmental burdens, according to an ecologist. "It was once assumed that there was little or no material dimension ... Read more...

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Dark buildings, vehicles, roads act as ecological traps for organisms


January 8th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Insects and other creatures can mistake smooth, dark buildings, vehicles and even roads for water, which act as "ecological traps" that jeopardize animal populations and fragile ecosystems, ... Read more...

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Scientists record and play back bird songs to understand how they communicate


December 20th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): A Cornell researcher has adopted a new way to study exactly how birds communicaterecording their songs and then playing them back to other birds of the same ... Read more...

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Surveys of flora and fauna may be flawed


December 14th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has determined that one of the most common techniques for diagnosing the ecological health of a region may be painting an inaccurate picture of ... Read more...

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Female elephant nose fish only get aroused by own species” sexual charge


November 26th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Female elephant nose fish gets sexually ''charged up'' by the electric aura of males of their own kind over the spark of closely related species, according to ... Read more...

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Chimps too dole out tit-for-tat behaviour to friends and foes


October 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 29 (ANI): Chimpanzees very closely observe who all are grooming them, and ultimately return favours to them while freezing out others, according to a new study. Cristina Gomes, a ... Read more...

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Caterpillars make home security systems out of silk


October 15th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A study has revealed that metalmark moth caterpillars make home security systems out of silk. The new finding attains significance because, thus far, spiders were considered to be ... Read more...

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Tropical rainforest and mountain species may be threatened by global warming


October 10th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study has warned that tropical rainforest and mountain species living in some of the warmest places on Earth may be threatened by global warming. University of ... Read more...

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Elephants powerful rumbles act as GPS to keep herds together


September 12th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that elephants have their own global positioning system (GPS), in the form of powerful rumbles, which are mostly too low in pitch ... Read more...

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Polygamy is the secret of longevity!


August 20th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Forget long walks and calorie-controlled diets, the sure shot way to live a longer life is: get a second wife. That''s the conclusion of a new research, ... Read more...

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Chemical isotope analysis reconstructs last months of cougars life


August 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): A new study has enabled to reconstruct the last months of a cougars life by analyzing the chemical isotopes in its claw, a technique that could help ... Read more...

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Human risk-taking behaviour hasnt evolved to survive modern dangers


August 7th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers say people adopt risk-taking behaviours similar to those of animals like rats and bees, and that such behaviours might not prepare them for ... Read more...

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Instinctive responses out of place in modern world


August 7th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking risks instinctively might have had its advantages in the caveman era, but it is potentially dangerous and out of place in the existing technology-driven world. These responses ... Read more...

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Some grassland ecosystems in Europe may be resistant to global warming


July 8th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): New results from a long-term experiment indicate that grassland ecosystems found in higher altitudes throughout Western Europe may be resistant to climate change.According to a report in ... Read more...

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