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WWF’s Adopt a Tree Campaign to start July 4


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) would kickstart its annual Adopt a Tree Campaign July 4 with active participation from various institutions, corporate houses, ... Read more...

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Ants use chemical weapon to vanquish invaders


June 9th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Argentine ants are marching over the world, spreading into Mediterranean and subtropical climates, vanquishing native ant species, a latest research reports. However a native ant species ... Read more...

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Medicinal herbs replace cannabis growing in Himachal


May 11th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Once notorious for cannabis cultivation, the hills of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh are now witnessing a welcome change - acres devoted to high-value medicinal ... Read more...

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Biological invasions ‘may be more damaging than natural disasters’


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Biological invasions get less attention than natural disasters, but can be more economically damaging, according to biologists.Anthony Ricciardi of McGill University and his colleagues said that species invasions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American pet cats are No. 1 enemy of birds: Study


March 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 21 (ANI): A new study has found that pet cats were the No. 1 enemy of birds.While public attention has focused on wind turbines as a menace to birds, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian honey highly potent against resistant bugs


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Honey from an Australian myrtle tree has shown the most potent effect against highly resistant bugs, scientists say.It could be used to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Invasive plants can be good for eco-change


February 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Contrary to prevailing belief, invasive plant species - introduced by humans - can also have positive ecological effects, new research has revealed. Tomás Carlo, assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Destructive rabbits cost Britain 260 mn pounds


December 15th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Rabbits, introduced to Britain by the Romans, have cost the country more than 260 million pounds a year in damage to crops, businesses and infrastructure, according to a ... Read more...

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Dozen WWII bombs found in Galapagos Islands


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Galapagos Islands, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Galapagos Island local government has announced that its fishermen have found a dozen War World II bombs on the Island.The announcement was made on Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Jeremy Wade Finds Croc-Eating Tiger Fish Piranha


October 21st, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jeremy Wade, a fifty-two year old British fisherman, is best known for his shows on ‘The Animal Planet’ called ‘River Monsters’, in which he goes off in search ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Britons to keep track of declining butterflies


July 24th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Britons have been asked to spend some time in parks and gardens and make a record of all native species of butterflies and moths, which a wildlife organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Asian carp crisis in Michigan now in the hands of President Obama


April 26th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
LANSING, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Supreme Court denied Michigan and six other states their day in court on the Asian carp crisis, causing that thousands of Michigan jobs now depend ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Northern climate stops spread of beautiful killer plant


February 28th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Canadian scientists have found that the invasive spread of a beautiful killer plant known as the purple loosestrife can be stopped by the northern climate.Purple loosestrife has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Citizen scientists” to find missing pieces of Australia’s biodiversity


February 15th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists and volunteers will spend the next three years surveying the far-flung corners of the continent to find the missing pieces of Australia's animal and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Colonising Indian birds in Britain to be culled


December 20th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Once considered exotic, Indian-origin parakeets in Britain are to be culled because they have colonised large parts of suburbia and are now threatening "native species". The ring-necked parakeet was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ is the most expensive Hollywood flick ever


November 24th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): James Cameron's upcoming epic film Avatar has been dubbed as the most expensive film in Hollywood history.The science fiction blockbuster is said to have a budget costing a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Polar bears face extinction in less than 70 years because of global warming


September 11th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): A new research has warned that polar bears face extinction in less than 70 years because of global warming."Recent projections suggest polar bears could be extinct within 70 ... Read more...

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Gorilla-like creature resembling ‘Bigfoot’ photographed in Kentucky backyard


September 10th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 10 (ANI): A gorilla-like creature that resembles the mythical creature 'Bigfoot' is causing excitement on the web after being photographed in the back garden of a home in Kentucky in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Round Goby fish invades Great Lakes, endangers native species


August 12th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists from Canada has uncovered alarming invasion of the round goby fish into Great Lakes tributaries, which is likely to make an adverse impact on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invasive crabs and snails threaten oyster reefs in California coastal estuary


July 18th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): In a study, scientists have found new evidence of invasive species threatening native ones, in the form of oyster reefs in a once-pristine California coastal estuary devastated by ... 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...

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Poorly regulated US wildlife trade threatens public health and ecosystems


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In a new report, a team of scientists has determined that the poorly regulated US wildlife trade can lead to devastating effects on ecosystems, native species, food supply ... 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 |

Massive jellyfish swarms dominate world-class fisheries


December 13th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new online report has indicated that massive jellyfish swarms are transforming many world-class fisheries and tourist destinations into veritable jellytoriums that are intermittently jammed with pulsating, ... Read more...

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Christmas Islands native rats went extinct due to invasive pathogen


November 5th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A new genetic research has suggested that the extinction of the native rat species of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean in 1908, was caused by a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now, roses, violets and lilies under threat by global warming


October 28th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has determined that some of the worlds most beloved species of flowers like lilies, orchids, violets, roses, and dogwoods have also been hit by ... Read more...

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Grasshoppers and crickets identified as ideal trackers of climate change


September 15th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): The fact that grasshoppers can be used to tack climate changes, has worked in their favour, as they, along with bush crickets, have been identified as the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eco-tourism can have damaging impact on wildlife


August 14th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): No matter how discreetly nature lovers and ecotourists move around in forests, scientists insist that such human intervention can have detrimental effects on wildlife. In a study ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism still damaging wildlife irreversibly


August 14th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Nature lovers and eco-tourists might be damaging wildlife irreversibly even if they restrict their activities to tiptoeing discreetly through the undergrowth, a study by experts has warned. There ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pacific shellfish to invade Atlantic as ice melts


August 10th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): North Pacific shellfishincluding snails and other mollusks may make their way towards the North Atlantic as global warming increases water temperatures, claims a new study.Scientists said that ... Read more...

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Brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s bird species


August 8th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Brown tree snakes which caused the extinction of nearly every native bird on the Pacific island of Guam could be inflicting even more severe consequences indirectly, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alien fish creates multi-way hybridization


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): The Colorado River basin in the south-western US is witnessing multi-way hybridization, thanks to an alien fish, which is breaking down the genetic barriers between once-distinct species. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Traditional medicine a threat to tigers, rare plants: study


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Trafficking in wildlife and unsustainable harvesting, prompted by the demand for traditional medicines, is depleting Southeast Asia's rich and varied biodiversity, according to a new study. Field studies ... Read more...

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Rare plants and endangered species at risk from traditional medicine in Cambodia and Vietnam


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Two new reports from TRAFFIC, the worlds largest wildlife trade monitoring network, have suggested that rare plants and endangered species such as tigers are at risk from ... Read more...

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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...

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