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In this December 17, 2009 photo, people pass by globes in Copenhagen. The old formula that dry gets drier and wet gets wetter (DDWW) is less universally valid than previously assumed, stressed a team of climate researchers.
Reuters In this December 17, 2009 photo, people pass by globes in Copenhagen. The old formula that dry gets drier and wet gets wetter (DDWW) is less universally valid than previously assumed, stressed a team of climate researchers.

Old climate change formula no longer exists, say scientists

The traditional formula on climate change that says that regions that have a moist climate will experience additional rainfall is no longer valid, scientists say. »

National Board for Wildlife reconstituted

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court last week reconstituting the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) after the apex court had earlier stayed all the... »
A Chinese Sturgeon.

Chinese Sturgeon fish face extinction

The wild Sturgeons usually swim all the way from the sea waters to the river area to lay eggs around mid and late November after they become mature. »
A file photo of Ratan Tata.

Ratan Tata rallies support for protection of high seas

World leaders readying petition to U.N. on Mission Ocean »
An Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin at Perunduravu near Mudaliyar Kuppam along the East Coast. Photo: Special Arrangement

Dolphins swim into Chennai beaches

Naturalists record nearly a hundred dolphins in the past three days »
Changing wind patterns could be a reason for the expanding Antarctic sea ice. File photo: Reuters
September 18, 2014

Sea ice rises in Antarctic, falls in Arctic

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists said on Tuesday, as they announced that Arctic sea ice appeared to have shrunk to its sixth lowest level ever.Th... »
Thiruvananthapuram, September 18, 2014

Fine-tuning of ESA maps to be over by month end

Following up on the massive ground truthing exercise to demarcate the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) in the State, the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has embarked on a project to fine... »
Butterflies can see more colours than we do. File photo: Suresh Elamon
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Parking space for butterflies

A garden full of butterflies of myriad hues fluttering around. This isn’t a beautiful dream or magical realism. It could be for real, thanks to the efforts of Tree Walk, a forum of nature lovers.... »
NEW DELHI, September 17, 2014

Centre processing low carbon report

While the government seems keen on rushing through clearances and diluting environmental laws, indications are that it is equally keen on pursuing a path of low carbon growth. B.N. Satpathy, Senior... »
NEW DELHI, September 14, 2014

NGO accuses Maharashtra govt. of diluting Forest Rights Act

It is not only in Maharashtra that the provisions of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) are under threat. While campaigners for forest rights and Adivasis say it is an act of brazenness for the Ma... »
This Cretaceous Period pterosaur boasted an unusual blade-like crest on its lower jaw like the one on the movie creatures.
WASHINGTON, September 13, 2014

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

It turns out that an animal very similar to those 'Avatar' creatures, called Ikran, actually did exist here on Earth long ago. Scientists announced the discovery of fossils in Chi... »
The Water Resource Ministry on Friday launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious Ganga Rejuvenation project of the NDA Government. File photo: Anand Sing
New Delhi, September 12, 2014

Web portal on Ganga rejuvenation launched

As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource on Friday launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project... »
NEW DELHI, September 11, 2014

Ozone layer showing signs of recovery: UN

The Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, the latest assessment by scient... »
An aerial view of a patch of Shola forest at Nelliyampathi, in Kerala’s Palakkad district, Kerala. A file photo: K. K. Mustafah.
NEW DELHI, September 9, 2014

NGT seeks clarity on fresh Western Ghats survey

Irked by the ambivalence of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Western Ghats conservation, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered the secretary of the ministry to file... »
Geneva, September 9, 2014

UN reports largest annual CO2 increase since 1984

The levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose at the highest rate in nearly three decades in 2013, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Tuesday.The increase — the bigge... »

‘Plan to clean Ganga by 2019 impossible’

U.K. keen on global fund to tackle climate change

‘Conservation not just about animals’

Supreme Court wants to monitor Ganga clean-up

British scientists seek to unlock mysteries of North Korean volcano

Perumbakkam wetland, an unfinished business

India’s first plant that recycles construction waste

MIS-based tracking system to link 47 tiger reserves

Go green: Save our planet. Photo: K. Ananthan
September 18, 2014

Make a green buddy

The holidays are here! Why not do something different this time? That does not mean you need to miss out on the festivities. You just need to strike a balance and do your bit by creating awareness... »
Neelakurinji flowers on the Korandakkadu hills on the Munnar-Mattupetty road.
KATTAPPANA, September 17, 2014

Neelakurinji adds colour to Munnar hills

The purple-blue neelakurinji is in bloom again in parts of the hilly grasslands of Munnar. The flower-covered hills are drawing scores of tourists, especially to Mattupetty and Gundumalai. ... »
WELLINGTON, September 17, 2014

Colossal squid, weighing 350 kgs, discovered in Ross Sea

It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and ey... »

NEW DELHI, September 16, 2014

Govt. to put the brakes on pollution by diesel vehicles

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar has proposed stringent pollution control norms for diesel vehicles.Addressing the ninth Sustainable and Inclusive Soluti... »
NEW DELHI, September 13, 2014

‘New climate treaty should reflect reality’

While accepting Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR), the world should look to a new climate treaty which is binding but also reflect the ground realities, according to Connie Hedegaard... »
IndARC being deployed in Kongsfjorden from the Norwegian research vessel RV Lance. Photo: Special Arrangement
Thiruvananthapuram, September 12, 2014

India’s Arctic observatory to aid climate change studies

Deep in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, an Indian observatory is quietly churning out data that is expected to help scientists understand the Arctic climate process and its influence on the... »
Thiruvananthapuram, September 12, 2014

Freshwater crustaceans in Western Ghats face extinction

Several species of freshwater shrimps and crabs in the Western Ghats could be hurtling towards extinction, as taxonomic uncertainties and escalating human activities in their habitat pose major ch... »
LONDON, September 10, 2014

Bacteria that may help tackle nuclear waste found

Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living under the ground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, says a study.The bacteria were found in a highly alkaline industrial sit... »
GENEVA, September 9, 2014

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organisation warned today. The... »
Kamal Bawa
HYDERABAD, September 9, 2014

Global biodiversity prize for Indian

R. Kamal Bawa, president, the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India, and distinguished professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, is among the three winners... »

Three Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

California blue whales, once nearly extinct, make a comeback

U.S. should lead on clean energy: Hillary

A pied cuckoo flew over the rest

Indian softshell turtles seized in Kerala

No move to declare Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary a tiger reserve: officials

Clay Ganeshas create eco buzz