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Will India’s indigenous horses trot into sunset?


March 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) For millennia, they have shared the world with their human masters. They have carried their owners in the thick of battle, across grasslands, hills, plains ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN asks China to suspend resettlement of Tibetan nomads


February 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 1 (IANS) The UN has asked China to suspend non-voluntary resettlement of Tibetan nomadic herders from their traditional lands and to support them with rural extension programmes.UN special ... Read more...

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China spends $158 mn on nature reserve


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China has spent one billion yuan (about $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, the source of the country's three major rivers, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China spends $158m on major riverheads


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (158 million) last year to protect the headwaters of three major rivers.The money was spent on afforestation projects and recovery of ... Read more...

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China spends $150 mn protecting major river sources


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (around $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve, where China's three major rivers have their sources.Sanjiangyuan -- with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100,000 community foresters to help green India


October 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from ... Read more...

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Great Indian Bustard now ‘critically endangered’, only 250 left


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive, a top international conservation body ... Read more...

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Roses for the world: An Indian success story in Ethiopia


May 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Holeta (Ethiopia), May 29 (IANS) The world's largest exporter of roses is an Indian who grows and ships hundreds of varieties of the prized flowers -- not just out of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

East Africa’s antimalarial trees at risk of extinction


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities-ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years-are at risk of extinction, according to research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Northeast tribals want state border issue resolved in upcoming polls


March 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
Garbhanga (Assam), Mar 29 (ANI): The Rabha tribes residing along the border of Assam and Meghalaya want the border conflict issues along the state boundaries to be resolved in the upcoming state ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study shows extinction’s ripple effect through the animal kingdom


March 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study from the University of Florida has demonstrated the cascading effect of extinction through the animal kingdom.It also shows how the death of large mammals 20,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2 new crustaceans found in Iberian Peninsula


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two cladocerous crustaceans in Iberian Peninsula.They were found in two lagoons, one in the lower basin of the Guadalquivir River and the other in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consultations on economics of ecosystems, biodiversity in India begins tomorrow


February 9th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The two day's stakeholder consultations to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India's natural capital begins ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dadri wetland faces destruction: Environmentalists


February 5th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Feb 5 (IANS) The Dadri wetland area in Greater Noida, which is home to over 220 species of birds, including the very rare Bristled Grassbirds, is facing destruction from encroachers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

16 killed by tigers in Uttar Pradesh in 10 months


January 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) The increasing human-animal conflict due to shrinking habitat for wildlife has led to killing of 16 people by tigers over the past 10 months in Uttar Pradesh, wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Domesticated cattle grazing in sanctuary pose threat to rhinos in Assam


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddMarigaon (Assam), Jan.2 (ANI): The one-horned rhinoceros of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam's Marigaon district are under constant threat of fatal diseases from the huge number of domesticated cattle ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Grassland fire kills 22, injures 4 in China


December 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 6 (ANI): A fire sweeping across grasslands in Southwest China has reportedly killed 22 people and injured four others.Among the 22 dead, are 15 soldiers, five villagers and two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Citizen scientists’ could tackle environmental disasters


September 26th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Scientists are looking forward to engage 'citizen scientists' into the task of data collection so that the environmental disasters could be tackled more efficiently.Jules White of the Bradley ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Groundwater depletion rate more than doubled in recent decades: Study


September 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): After a global assessment of groundwater use, scientists have suggested that groundwater depletion has more than doubled in recent decades.Today, people are drawing so much water from below ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dwindling pastures behind mammoth’s extinction


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Dwindling grasslands may have been the sole cause of the decline of woolly mammoths, woolly rhinos and cave lions. These findings by Durham University researchers challenge the theory that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change, not hunting, killed woolly mammoths: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the woolly mammoths died out because of dwindling grasslands - rather than being hunted to extinction by humans.There was a severe decline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kill a puma, get $126


August 13th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) A provincial government in Argentina is offering a 500-peso ($126) reward for killing every puma, the mountain lions that have been preying on the region's livestock. The government ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

18 cheetahs to be brought to India


July 29th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) About 18 cheetahs, brought from the Middle East, will be introduced in grasslands at three sites recommended by wildlife experts, Minister of State for Environment and Forests ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese now prefer Tibetan weddings


July 28th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) More and more Chinese people are now flocking to the Tibetan plateau to tie the knot in traditional Tibetan style. Jiang from Jiangsu province married Zhao from Beijing in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why giraffes have long necks


July 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): The giraffe's long neck may have evolved to help the male compete for mates, suggests new research.Nearly 15 million years ago the giraffes were antelope-like animals roaming the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Was Ardi, the oldest hominid skeleton, a human or an ape?


May 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): A debate has erupted over the classification of Ardipithecus ramidus - popularly called Ardi - as to whether it was more human or an ape.Researchers are questioning the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genghis Khan’s annual memorial rites honour sees thousands attending


May 5th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): The annual memorial rites honouring Genghis Khan, the 13th-century Mongolian warrior and founder of the Mongol Empire, saw tens of thousands of people from home and abroad ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kaziranga boasts of world’s highest tiger density


April 29th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) The famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam has the highest density of tigers in the world at 32 per 100 sq km, surpassing the Corbett National Park's record, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Grazing cows can actually cut global warming


April 8th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Grazing cows or sheep can cut emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas, a new study has found.Earlier, environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For environment’s sake, give Tibet back: American academic


March 17th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Tibet, often called the water tower of Asia, should be handed back to the Tibetan people because its environment is increasingly becoming fragile and only they can ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Smoke’s secret life revealed


January 28th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A new research by scientists, which has identified plant growth promoters and inhibitors in smoke, is revealing the innermost secrets of fire's role in the rebirth and renewal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prairie dogs are chatterboxes


January 24th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed that prairie dogs are some of nature's most talkative creatures.While studying the burrowing rodents, biologists found that the creatures have one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Habitats will have to keep pace with climate change


December 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) From beetles to barnacles, pikas to pine warblers, many species are already responding to shifting climate regimes. But how fast will they -- and their habitats -- have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Intensive land management ruins Europe’s carbon sinks


November 28th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) The forests and grasslands of Europe could have absorbed 19 percent of the global-warming greenhouse gases emitted by the continent, if intensive land management had not ruined this ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

McDonald’s online map shows ‘McFarthest Point’ in America


October 1st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): McDonald's is certainly everywhere - the popular fast food chain has reached America's farthest spot between the grasslands of South Dakota.An online map created by Steven von Worley ... Read more...

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