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World’s oldest plant brought back to life


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wonders of this world will never cease. It is alleged to be true that one of the oldest plants had withered and it nearly came into ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

12 elephants dead in Indonesia, probe launched


June 21st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesia's forestry ministry Thursday said it has launched a probe into the suspected poisoning to death of 12 elephants in Sumatra.Novianto Bambang, director for conservation and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nests for birds distributed in Taj City (With Image)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) A bird lover in the Taj city, businessman Rajeev Gupta, is on a mission to save sparrows from extinction.In a bid to increase their numbers, Gupta ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists excited about mammoth discovery in Iowa


June 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oskaloosa (Iowa), June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rare discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Iowa farm has left archaeological scientists very excited.The unusual of an undisturbed mammoth's skeleton will allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to help replicate Project Tiger in Russia, China


May 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Six countries, including Russia and China, have sought India's help to replicate Project Tiger, one of the most successful conservation programmes running in the country ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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Amur Leopard National Park opens in Russia


April 11th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 261,000-acre national park in Russia's Far East created to protect Amur leopards began operating this week."This is the first Russian national park created ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems


April 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 1 (IANS) Hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent with global warming, threatening species especially in bio-diverse ecosystems and tropical rainforests.Flora and fauna will become extinct ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Climate change alters bird migration patterns


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Rising temperatures, triggered by climate change, are forcing birds to alter their migration patterns.The finding is based on data from eBird, a database containing 10 years' ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ronald Reagan monument unveiled in Georgia


November 24th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Nov 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to former US president Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia.The monument features a bronze statue ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice to melt by 2015: Expert


November 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) The Arctic Sea ice could completely melt away by mid 2015, destroying the habitat of polar bears and other endangered animals, says an expert.Peter Wadhams, professor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anil Kapoor fights against human trafficking


September 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
As a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, Anil visited Bharatpur, where families apparently sell young girls and women as a tradition."I feel that this practice continued over ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Let your kids play freely: Experts


August 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Overprotective parents who do not allow their children to play freely could be doing more harm than good to them, experts have warned.Parents who restrict unstructured ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Joanna Lumley joins save tiger campaign


July 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) "Absolutely Fabulous" star Joanna Lumley is lending her support to a tiger charity to protect the species from extinction.Lumley, who is an avid animal rights campaigner, ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up breeding centre for state bird


July 17th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday said it would set up a breeding centre to save the state bird - 'Baaz', a hawk species, that has a significant ... Read more...

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Ban shark fin sales, DiCaprio urges California


June 30th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has urged officials in California to ban the sale of shark fins in the state.The actor, a longtime animal rights campaigner, has thrown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists say that Arabian Wild Unicorn is back from extinction


June 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists and animal conservationists are very excited following reports that the Arabian Wild Unicorn has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Any hope for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China’s ’spoilt’ pandas


June 18th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Giant pandas in China's research centres have become "spoilt" because of the extra care taken by experts for these lovable creatures that were once on the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Marvel X-Men ending soon


June 10th, 2011 - 2:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The last edition of the Marvel X-Men comics will come out in October with the release of the No. 544 edition. The comic has been a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nightingales may be extinct in 30 years!


May 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) The nightingale - made immortal in an ode by famous British poet John Keats - could become extinct within 30 years, scientists have predicted.Population of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Iron, coal mining biggest threat to elephants in India


May 24th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Increasing iron and coal mining activities in some states posed the biggest threats to elephants in the country, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.Addressing the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cavemen and cave bears may have competed for shelter 32,000 yrs ago!


April 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Around 32,000 years ago, prehistoric humans might have had to compete with bears to settle into caves, according to a new study.The study on cave bears also shed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jairam is like the tiger, says Khursheed


March 28th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) What is common between tiger and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh? Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed Monday lightheartedly said both are ferocious and near ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tiger population in India rises to 1706


March 28th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): As per the second all-India tiger population estimation study, carried out in the designated 39 tiger reserves across the country, there has been an increase of 295 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

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Religion set for extinction in nine countries, says census data


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A study using census data has shown that religion is set to become extinct in nine countries, as there is a steady rise in those claiming no religious ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spielberg’s dinosaur drama for TV delayed again


March 14th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 14 (IANS) Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's television series, "Terra Nova", a prehistoric dinosaur drama, has been pushed back in order to improve upon the special effects in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Event to popularise Khadi to be held in Delhi


February 19th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Around 1,000 participants from across India will join in a three-day programme here, including a mass spinning programme, from Tuesday intended to bring Khadi into public ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

After tigers, tuskers, it’s time to save vultures: Ramesh


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After nationwide campaigns to save tigers and elephants in the country, the emphasis now needs to be on the conservation of endangered vultures, Environment and Forest minister ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monarch Butterfly Count Bounces Back


February 16th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being devastated by terrible storms, the Monarch butterfly count has bounced back, with colonies in Mexico more than doubling in size during the season, however experts say ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Environment ministry clears ropeway in Gir sanctuary


February 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday gave its clearance for the construction of a ropeway in the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat, the only home to Asiatic lions, despite ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE to hold symposium on bird conservation


February 7th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) The first international symposium on conservation and breeding of endangered birds species, to be attented by over 40 ornithologists, environmentalists and wildlife experts, will be held here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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