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Over 30 alien species found in Kerala’s water bodies: Study

November 22, 2021 3:44 pm

The fish surveys were conducted in 44 rivers and 53 reservoirs of the state. The most common invasive species recorded were Mozambique tilapia and common carp.

How human exploitation dwindled Caribbean shark communities, a study finds out

October 01, 2021 6:42 pm

Coastal development, land clearing, and agriculture have all had their share of the blame, leading to the low oxygen content in water, disease, bleaching – a pattern observed across the Caribbean.

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

September 29, 2021 12:33 pm

Climate change is making species recovery harder, bringing drought, floods, wildfires and temperature swings that compound the threats species already faced.

Exotic brown trout threatening native Himalayan fish species: study

September 25, 2021 11:00 am

The research team found that the invasive brown trout was forcing the native species to move upstream towards headwaters or the source of the river.

Some 30% of global tree species at risk of extinction: Report

September 01, 2021 10:11 pm

According to the State of the World's Trees report 17,500 tree species - some 30% of the total - are a risk of extinction, while 440 species have fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.

Karnataka’s Mandalpatti Hills get covered by rare flowers which bloom once every 12 years

August 20, 2021 2:12 pm

Neelakurinji -- also known as Strobilanthes kunthiana -- bloom once every 12 years, and belong to a shrub found in the Shola forests of the Western Ghats in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

As temperatures rise, alien plants threaten Nepal's oldest national park

July 19, 2021 1:12 pm

The surge in alien plants in Chitwan park is now crowding out grasslands and wetlands that provide food and shelter for the park's iconic wildlife, say park authorities.

In Mizoram, a new snake species gets named after local warrior Vanhnuailiana

July 06, 2021 7:01 pm

The team gave a common name, ‘Lushai hills dragon snake’, and in the local Mizo language they suggest it be called rulphusin, meaning ‘snake with small scales’.

Raising 'immature' babies have made us smarter now: Study

May 25, 2016 4:01 pm

Human babies are born far more immature than the infants of other species.

Earth experiencing sixth mass extinction, animals dying off faster: study

June 22, 2015 11:20 am

The world has seen five recognisable mass extinctions till now and the final one wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

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