habitats

Third of Earth’s organisms live in rocks, sediments


August 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A third of the Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments - and the amount could even be greater undersea than what we ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Loss of habitats irreplaceable, warn scientists


August 1st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists."There's been a lot of talk among ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

There’ll be no remote areas in Tripura: Manik Sarkar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The Tripura government will not allow the use of words such as 'remote' for any mountainous area in the state since all inaccessible habitats would soon ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sarus cranes seen in Pakistan after a decade


May 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Sarus cranes, the world's tallest flying bird, is back in Pakistan after more than a decade, wildlife experts have said.A pair sighted in Nagarparkar in Sindh ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tripura’s special package for Muslims


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Months ahead of assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Wednesday announced a package for Muslims for their all-round development.The elections are due in February next year.Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Missing in action, Uttarakhand’s goral and barking deer (With Images)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) They have populated the Himalayan forests of Uttarakhand for centuries. One, a goat-antelope that is elusive, shy and retreating. The other, a species of small deer ... Read more...

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240 habitats in Kashmir got road-links in 2011-12


April 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir built 872 km of roads connecting 240 habitats during 2011-12 as against a target of 750 km, an official said Friday.Taking stock of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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 |

Scientists discover unique sea snake


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A unique species of sea snake discovered in the Gulf of Carpenteria, northern Australia, has raised scales.The finding by Bryan Fry, associate professor from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Polar bear census could cost Russia $60 mn


December 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A census of Russian polar bears could cost up to $60 million, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has said.The Russian Arctic is estimated to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears


November 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Thai police arrest tiger trafficking kingpin


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thai authorities have announced that they have arrested the leader of a tiger trafficking ring. The police have been hunting for the alleged mastermind of the huge ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Land acquisition policy: Will examine NAC suggestions, says Deshmukh


May 20th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said Thursday that the government will examine the suggestions of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the proposed changes in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Caterpillars mimic twigs to fool predators


April 5th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that caterpillars that masquerade as twigs are actually using clever behavioural strategies to outwit their predators.Researchers at the universities of Exeter, Liverpool, Liverpool ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Moving species could save them, says expert


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change is being proposed by a University of York scientist.Chris Thomas, Professor of Conservation Biology, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

As far as evolution goes ‘bigger really is better’, says study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has claimed that as far as evolution goes, 'bigger really is the better'.Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoists free abducted Orissa engineer, Malkangiri collector to be released soon


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar Feb.23 (ANI): Maoists on Wednesday released a junior engineer they had abducted on February 16.Junior engineer Pabitra Majhi was released near the Ambadoli village of Chitrakonda District from where two officials ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Be it soil, rock or wood, spiders can change tactics to attract mates


January 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that when courting, spiders can modify their mating strategy depending on the environmental surface (soil, rock, wood, leaves) to attract the female spiders.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Young fish take cues from noisy neighbors before settling down


January 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 10 (ANI): An international team of marine biologists has discovered that young fish looking for a reef to make a home take help from noisy neighbours.Researchers from Auckland University and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds sighted at Orissa sanctuary drop to only 45,610


December 27th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (IANS) Only 45,610 residential and migratory birds were spotted in Orissa's Bhitarkanika National Park this year, a sharp drop from the last two years, an official said Monday.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elephants wreak havoc in Siliguri’s tea garden


December 4th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.4 (ANI): Over two-dozen wild elephants wrecked havoc in a tea garden in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday.The wild herd entered the Kamala tea estate in Kerseong subdivision ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Evolving’ malaria-transmitting mosquito ‘to complicate disease control efforts’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dinos were pretty picky when it came to where they roamed about


October 16th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.Hadrosaurs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Variety ‘may be the catalyst behind sexual evolution’


October 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Variety may well be the spice of sexual evolution that encourages a move away from asexual reproduction, according to a study from the University of Toronto in Ontario, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Record-breaking whale swims 9,800 kms in search of love


October 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A female humpback whale has astonished marine biologists by swimming over 9,800 kilometres from breeding areas in Brazil to those in Madagascar, setting a record for the longest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One species becomes extinct every fortnight in England


October 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) England is losing a species every fortnight, according to a study.Previous studies focused on the historical loss of iconic species like birds and animals. But the Oxford University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why lions roar and cats meow


September 29th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that the low roar of a lion, or the meow of a wildcat, has more to do with where a cat lives than its size.Dr ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India’s vegetable farmers hit with ‘pollination crisis’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Reduced vegetable production in India is an outcome of decline in the pollinating insects and it may limit people's access to nutritional diet, scientists have warned.Indian researchers said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE to host Dugong conservation meet


September 26th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 26 (IANS/WAM) Marine experts from across the globe will meet here Oct 4-6 to discuss the conservation of the Dugong, it was announced Sunday. Experts from the UN Environment Programme ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New predatory dinosaur discovered in Romania


August 31st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Transylvania, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new discovery, the historical region of Transylvania in Romania was home to a strange dinosaur.The predatory dinosaur named - Balour bondoc in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

190,000-pound bridge to help mice cross road


August 25th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A bridge costing 190,000 pounds has been made in Britain to help dormice cross a busy road, a media report said Wednesday. The Welsh assembly funded three high-wire ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Don’t infringe rights of states: DMK tells Centre


August 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The ruling DMK party in Tamil Nadu Tuesday urged the central government to desist from actions that infringe upon the state's rights and expressed opposition to the ... Read more...

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