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Urban ecology art comes to town (With Images)


March 30th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Beatles, bats and mosquitoes have suddenly found a place in the realm of public art in the Indian capital.Opening up points of intersection between art, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Himachal battling lantana to save native plants


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) Lantana, a flowering exotic shrub, is the major weed that is seriously threatening the natural regeneration of native plant species in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Soon, a Pied Piper’s flute deadly for rats but harmless for humans, plants


January 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists are on a mission to create a life-like version of the Pied Piper that will specifically target rodents but pose no harm to other animals, people or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bumblebees on verge of extinction?


January 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Four previously abundant species of the bumblebee, considered one of the most important plant pollinators, are on the verge of being wiped out, a study says.There has been ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global warming may be impacting blooming cycle of plants


November 17th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A University of Cincinnati research has shown that global warming may be impacting the blooming cycle of plants.According to the research, native plants in southwestern Ohio are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Garden of fragrance’ for Delhi’s disabled


February 19th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi government's tourism department will construct a special garden of fragrances to benefit disabled people, Chief Minister Shiela Dikhsit said Friday "The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Better breed of plants may help revive rugged western rangelands in US


February 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): In a long term study, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been developing a better breed of grasses and forages that could help revive the rugged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change helps invasive plants become more destructive


February 5th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Invasive plants could become even more prevalent and destructive as climate change continues, according to new analysis of data stretching back to more than 150 years. Harvard University scientists, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One of world’s most invasive plants provokes native plant to “take itself out”


December 26th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that one of the world's most invasive plants provokes the native plant to "take itself out", thus employing a novel means ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fertilizers don’t always help in revegetation efforts


December 18th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that fertilizer does not always help in revegetation efforts.The research was carried out by Stephane Boudreau, a Professor of Ecology at Universite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Golf courses across Britain could double up as bird sanctuaries: RSPB


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3(ANI): A British charitable organisation, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), has said that Golf courses across the country could double up as sanctuaries for birds.It has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Evidence indicates Alexander the Great was not first at Alexandria


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Researchers have come across evidence in the form of microscopic bits of pollen and charcoal in ancient sediment layers which indicate that Alexander the Great was not the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How plants use nitrogen to invade and take over native plants


July 7th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), US, gives important new information on how plants can change "nitrogen cycling" to gain nitrogen and how this allows plant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Isolated forest patches can lose species and biological diversity


June 12th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the increasing fragmentation of forest patches by roads and development are making them isolated green islands, which can lose species and biological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Changing climate may make ’super weed’ even more powerful


June 4th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Delaware (UD) have discovered that changing climate is making the tall, tasseled reed Phragmites australis, a 'super weed', more powerful that it has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists use lasers to monitor changes in Hawaiis tropical forests


January 24th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are quantifying landscape-scale changes occurring to Hawaiis Big Island tropical forests using lasers deployed on airplanes.The research would observe changes to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Land-dwelling iguanas under continuing threat on Galapagos archipelago


November 27th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): New research has indicated that land-dwelling iguanas are under continuing threat on the Galapagos archipelago, and more must be done to insure their long-term survival.Since man first ... Read more...

Posted in National |

11,000 alien species have invaded Europe


November 21st, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Nov 21 (ANI): A unique three year research project has determined that there are more than 11,000 alien species present in Europe, that have biologically invaded the continent.Known as DAISIE ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Seed size may help predict climate change impact on plants


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 22 (ANI): An Australian researcher has determined that plants closer to the equator are more likely to have larger seeds, a fact that could help predict the risk that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Roadsides could serve as nature preserves for bees


September 14th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that roadsides could serve as nature preserves for crucial pollinators, particularly native bees.The research was started by Jennifer Hopwood, while she was ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Green’ roofs differ in capacity to cool interiors


August 14th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Increased awareness of water and energy conservation has necessitated interest in vegetated roofs; but not all of them have the same capacity of cooling interiors or garnering rainwater, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming will allow several pests to invade vulnerable Australian ecosystems


July 14th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 14 (ANI): The WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) conservation group has warned that global warming will allow several exotic plants and animals, which can be referred to as pests, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Global climate change could severely impact Californias unique native plants


June 25th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study has indicated that climate change could severely impact Californias unique native plants, which could suffer more than an 80 percent reduction in geographic range ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Use of native grasses in roughs benefits golfers, golf courses


June 13th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 13 (ANI): While golfers prefer a well-manicured golf course with short and green grass, two new studies at University of Illinois have suggested that the use of native ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ecosystem connectivity patterns can yield better predictions of future ecological change


June 2nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): By examining how human influences interact with natural processes to influence connectivity at the continental scale, ecologists have determined that networks of large-scale experiments are needed to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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