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Bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 4 (IANS) Converting farmland to grow bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife, says a study."The Skylark is an indicator species for agricultural areas because it occupies many ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Japan’s population to shrink about 30 percent by 2060


January 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 30 (IANS) Japan's population is expected to dwindle by around 30 percent to 86.74 million by 2060 if the birthrate does not increase, according to an estimate released ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia allocates $19 mn more for sports infrastructure


November 16th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has set aside an extra $19 million for upgrades to the country's sports infrastructure over the next three years.Russia is overhauling its dilapidated Soviet-era ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Diclofenac ban to slow down vulture decline: Study


May 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The ban on veterinary drug diclofenac, which was administered to cattle in India, is expected to slow down the decline in the number of vultures ... Read more...

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Miami scientists track great hammerhead shark migration routes


February 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): University of Miami scientists have discovered the largely unknown migratory patterns and habitat use of the endangered hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology.Neil Hammershlag and colleagues tracked one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘World’s oldest’ whimbrel recorded on Shetland


September 30th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): A whimbrel, ringed on a Shetland island almost a quarter of a century ago. is now believed to be oldest in world.According to RSPB Scotland, the bird was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10 of 18 penguin species experience further serious population decline


September 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Ten of the planet's eighteen penguin species have experienced further serious population decline, warn Penguin biologists from around the world.Among the major factors contributing to the decline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Snake Population Decline Could Have Serious Consequences to Ecosystems


June 15th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study which was recently released by the British Royal Society has shown an 'alarming' decline in the world's population of snakes, which could lead to serious ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Government to implement more minority welfare schemes


June 9th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it would implement four more schemes for the welfare of minorities this financial year after an allocation of Rs.11 crore was made ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Big is Beautiful’ catchword of Russian Govt. to check population decline


September 4th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj ChoudharyMoscow, Sep 4 (ANI): "Big is Beautiful" seems to be the new catchword of the Russian Government that is struggling hard to overcome their scanty population, which will go down ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lions may become extinct in Kenya within next 20 years


August 18th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): Conservationists have warned that lions may become extinct in Kenya within the next 20 years unless urgent action is taken to save them.Kenya is annually losing an average ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study debunks ‘fertility rates decrease in developed nations’ theory


August 6th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has challenged one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences - human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find formula to uncover the Earth’s past and predict its future


May 27th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found a formula to uncover the Earth's past and predict its future.The novel method, found by a research team from California and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Uncovering Earth’s past, predicting its future


May 27th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have evolved a formula which will unravel how and why our climate moved us on from ice ages to warmer periods. Similarly, researchers will be able to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists complete Giant panda genome sequencing


October 13th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Chinese scientists have worked out the first genome draft map of the giant panda to figure out exactly what makes the endangered species tick.By sequencing the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Global warming causing Antarctic penguins to freeze to death


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Global warming is leading to unusual epic rains in Antarctica, which is in turn causing the regions penguins to freeze to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Complete family tree of British birds gives clues about which species might be endangered next


June 11th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that a new complete evolutionary family tree showing how all British bird species are related to each other may provide clues about ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Captive tigers purebred ancestry raises their conservation value


April 18th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new report has determined that many captive tigers held in captivity around the world represent purebred subspecies and harbor genomic diversity no longer found in nature, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Captive tigers are of purebred ancestry: study


April 18th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Tigers held captive in zoos, circuses and private homes worldwide may hold considerable conservation value for their rapidly dwindling wild brethren, according to a new study. A new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Global warming might be cause for population decline in South American tree frogs


November 20th, 2007 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Biologists have speculated that the decline in the population of South American tree frogs might be because of global warming. These frogs, found in Costa Rica, prefer to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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