Monday, Oct 03, 2022



'It was natural that I started learning about nature just hands-on': Romulus Whitaker, herpetologist

September 05, 2022 12:13 pm

The conservationist who founded the Madras Snake Park and the Madras Crocodile Bank, on learning from his mother and the great outdoors

It’s time to slow down and appreciate nature’s tiny marvels

August 05, 2022 4:59 pm

Andrew J. Brand's current mandate as director of horticulture for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay, is to make certain that big-picture scenes grab us, too.

Eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma on why planting an urban forest is the need of the hour

August 13, 2022 10:55 am

World Nature Conservation Day: "We need some natural methods to mitigate the heat that is being generated in the cities. Most of this heat is generated because of a lack of green infrastructure," he said

How many kinds of palm have you met?

July 13, 2022 8:12 pm

From flora to our food, furniture, and to spank mischievous schoolboys with, palms are a way of life.

Explained: Can green technology hurt marine biodiversity?

July 10, 2022 5:13 pm

The researchers argue that the growing demand for renewable energy technology, such as lithium batteries for electric cars, also pose a potential threat to marine ecology.

Colour, craft and comfort at Milan Design Week

June 14, 2022 2:53 pm

Although the only certainty of Milan Design Week is that one cannot possibly see it all within the week, many more people turned out this year than last, showing how much the fair had been missed. And as always, the key design take-aways made the effort worth it

World Environment Day 2022: History, importance and why it is celebrated

June 04, 2022 3:57 pm

The 2022 World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth focuses on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably.

Nature-friendly parenting: Empowering future eco-warriors

January 26, 2022 5:36 pm

"Spend as much time as possible amidst nature with your children", said environmentalist and children’s book author Abhishek Talwar.

Are you a ‘specialist’ or a ‘generalist’?

January 04, 2022 12:54 pm

Animals, birds, plants, even humans, come under these two categories, based on the food they eat. Being a fussy eater can therefore be dangerous, says Ranjit Lal

How the rare Great Slaty bagged the top spot as the world's largest wild woodpecker

November 21, 2021 6:55 am

With the extinction of its Western cousin the Ivory-billed, the 'vulnerable' Great Slaty, found across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, is now the world's largest woodpecker. But there's a lot we still don't know about it


The deer of London's Richmond Park

November 28, 2021 4:11 pm

These magnificent creatures and these dreamy pictures will transport you to this autumn wonderland.

Nature's own filter: Spectacular fall colours around the world

November 19, 2021 3:03 pm

It's no surprise that changing colours of nature have long inspired by many creatives.


Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.