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Wild elephant kills Chinese man


November 7th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) A villager was killed by a wild Asian elephant in a southwest Chinese province, officials said.The incident took place in Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture in Yunnan ... Read more...

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DNA helps curb illegal logging of rainforests


July 4th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Advances in DNA 'fingerprinting' and other genetic techniques are helping curb illegal logging of dwindling rainforests. Thanks to the latest research, DNA fingerprinting for timber products ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazilian woman finds alligator behind her living room sofa


February 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A Brazilian woman was shocked when she saw her 3-year-old son playing with a 5-foot alligator in her living room.After floodwaters receded from her home, the woman found ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley criticised for bikini wax ad


February 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): TV viewers have lashed out at Elizabeth Hurley for mocking environmental issues in a new commercial.The glamorous British actress appears in a multi-million pound ad campaign for ... Read more...

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2 severe Amazon droughts in 5 years stir climate fear


February 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that two severe and unexpected droughts in the Amazon basin in just five years have devastated the region's rainforests, and could make global ... Read more...

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Amazon droughts alarm scientists


February 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) The 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region's rainforests than the unusual 2005 drought that was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event.Analyses ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rare photos of endangered Amazonians released to bring attention to their plight


February 1st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Rare photographs of natives of the Amazon have been released by Brazil to bring attention to the plight of the indigenous people, who rights groups say are faced ... Read more...

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Global warming hastened arrival of dinosaurs


November 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Global warming 300 million years ago triggered the evolutionary burst which caused tiny lizards to grow into gigantic dinosaurs, say scientists.Scientists now believe that the Earth became ... Read more...

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New species of ‘mongoose-like’ carnivore discovered in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar.The cat-sized, speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian Ocean island, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One fifth of Brits believe it ‘never’ rains in Africa


September 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): One fifth of Britons live under the impression that it never rains in Africa and funny but true, one in eight imagine that rainforests are in Greenland, says ... Read more...

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Wild chimps learning how to outwit human hunters


September 4th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that wild chimpanzees are learning how to outwit human hunters.Across Africa, people often lay snare traps to catch bushmeat, killing or injuring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Search on for ‘lost amphibians’ before they go extinct


August 9th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) A search has been launched to find 100 'lost' frogs, toads and lizards that have not been seen for up to a century. Endangered species of the rainforests ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Giant dog-sized rats discovered in Australia


July 28th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archeologists in Australia have given the details of the remains of the giant rats that were discovered in a cave in East Timorese.The ancient rats, which ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Remains of 2,000 year-old monster rodent found


July 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The remains of a giant rodent, believed to be the biggest among the species ever to have scurried on the earth nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found ... Read more...

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Two new frog species discovered in Panama


May 28th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, May 28 (DPA) Scientists have discovered two new frog species in Panama's rainforests at a time when many of the amphibians are threatened by a fungal disease driving them toward ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Doodle 4 Google Won By Makenzie Melton


May 27th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Missouri, May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google Doodles do not need any explanation to the web users. It is the logo that the internet search giant keeps changing from time to ... Read more...

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Elton John, Lady Gaga team up with Sting for the rainforests


March 25th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Singers Elton John and Lady Gaga are set to team up with Sting at an upcoming Rainforest Fund benefit.The three and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at ... Read more...

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Prince Charles says he’s victim of `unbelievable abuse’


February 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.4 (ANI): Britain's Prince Charles has revealed how he suffers "unbelievable abuse" every time he voices an opinion.According to The Sun, the Royal - a passionate supporter of classical architecture, ... Read more...

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New bird species discovered in rainforests of Borneo


January 15th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds have discovered a new species of bird in the rainforests of Borneo.The discovery was made by Richard Webster, Leeds University biologist, ... Read more...

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Sting joins Prince Charles in sending out rainforest SOS


September 30th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Brit musician Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, has recorded a new version of his classic hit 'Message in a Bottle' to join Prince Charles in sending out an SOS ... Read more...

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Even a simple road can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps


September 13th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that even a simple road can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife.The study was ... Read more...

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Nest-making frogs found in Indian rainforests


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A scientist in India has claimed to have found three rare species of frogs that make nests in which to lay their eggs.According to a report by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

21st century Noah’s Ark may help save coral reefs from extinction


June 6th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Marine scientists have painted a grim picture of the future, where the 21st century equivalent of Noah's Ark would be needed to save coral reefs from extinction.According to ... Read more...

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Hollywood stars in Prince Charles’ eco-friendly video


May 6th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Hollywood stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Robin Williams have participated in a promotional video for Prince Charles to help save the rainforests. The environment-friendly British royal shot ... Read more...

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Wills, Harry upstaged by a frog in new eco-video


May 6th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Prince William and Harry have been upstaged by a noisy frog as part of a YouTube and MySpace rainforest campaign.The royals joined hands in the battle to ... Read more...

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Stanford research claims bio-fuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction


February 15th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): A post-doctoral researcher at Stanford''s Woods Institute for the Environment has warned that excessive use of bio-fuels can destroy earths rainforests. "If we run our cars on bio-fuels ... Read more...

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Brits call Grand Canyon greatest of worlds seven natural wonders


February 9th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon has been voted as the greatest of the seven natural wonders of the world in a new poll of British public.In the poll ... Read more...

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New species of plants evolving 3 times faster in biodiversity hotspots


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new research has determined that new species of flowering plants called proteas are exploding onto the scene three times faster in parts of Australia and South ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming aided by drought, deforestation link in equatorial Asia


December 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found that in the rainforests of equatorial Asia, a link between drought and deforestation is fueling global warming.The study, analyzing six years of ... Read more...

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Household brands like Kit Kat, Dove soaps wrecking Asian rainforests


November 16th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 16 (ANI): Household names such as Kit Kat, Flora and Dove soaps have been held responsible for the large scale destruction of Asian rainforests for palm oil plantations.In Britain ... Read more...

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New ant species discovered in the Amazon likely to be descendant of the first ant


September 16th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): A biologist has discovered a new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant in the Amazon rainforest, which is most likely a descendant of the very first ants ... Read more...

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Parasites might help in the evolution of language


June 17th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that in the absence of geographical barriers such as mountains and oceans, parasite wedges can keep populations of the same species apart, providing the ... Read more...

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DiCaprio hopes to save the world with new eco-documentary


May 29th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio is doing his bit to save the environment by producing an eco-documentary called The 11th Hour that will not only highlight the effects of global ... Read more...

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The world may have nothing left to save tomorrow: Maneka Gandhi


May 27th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) Indian parliamentarian and environmental activist Maneka Gandhi has called for a world "where we don't emit carbon at all". A former environment minister in India, Gandhi told the ... Read more...

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Sting’s Rainforest Foundation accused of hoarding donations


May 6th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 6 (ANI): Sting's Rainforest Foundation, which collects funds to save rainforests through special programs, has been accused of hoarding money raised at a 2006 concert.According to a charity watchdog, ... Read more...

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