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One Planet Summit: Nations hope to restart environment efforts stalled by pandemic
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One Planet Summit: Nations hope to restart environment efforts stalled by pandemic

Organisers hope to lay the groundwork for the UN biodiversity talks that will be held in China in October where nations will set new goals to preserve Earth's battered ecosystems.

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay
science

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

People were introduced to the white giraffe for the first time in 2017, when it was found along with its calf by Kenya's Ishaqbini Conservancy.

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response
India

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response

Experts warn loss of ecology will lead to more pandemics, India uses lockdown to dilute environmental laws.

Only multi-pronged plan can stich a
science

Only multi-pronged plan can stich a "safety net" for the natural world, warns scientists

The UN warned in a landmark report that human activity had "severely degraded" three-quarters of ice-free land on the planet.

'Biodiversity by the Bay' aims to channel the power of Mumbai’s youth to save the city's natural habitats
India

'Biodiversity by the Bay' aims to channel the power of Mumbai’s youth to save the city's natural habitats

The Aarey controversy in 2019 revealed an opportunity, to create a larger, powerful climate movement in Mumbai, spurred by the city's youth.

The Zai Whitaker column | Remembering Bob and Tanya, saviours of the Western Ghats' sky islands
Lifestyle

The Zai Whitaker column | Remembering Bob and Tanya, saviours of the Western Ghats' sky islands

The Palani Hills bug bit Bob Stewart and Tanya Balcar, two young British backpackers who were travelling through southern India in 1985.

'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit
World

'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit

A notable absentee during the summit was US President Donald Trump, who is in the process of exiting from the Paris Agreement and has withdrawn his support from the WHO.

Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change
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Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change

It is the sea’s acidity and ion composition that decided which kind of Anthozoa will be flourishing in the given area.

Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos
World

Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos

The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.

Intensive agriculture raises future pandemic risk, with animals and people in close contact: Study
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Intensive agriculture raises future pandemic risk, with animals and people in close contact: Study

COVID-19 is almost certain to have originated in animals before passing to and spreading among humans.

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say
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Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say

The farming industry occupies a third of the world's landmass, and poses a threat to 62 percent of species considered endangered.

List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making
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List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making

No single, agreed-upon list of species exists. Researchers say some iconic animals even have competing lists.

Afforestation could result in loss of biologically valuable forests, be more harmful than beneficial says study
science

Afforestation could result in loss of biologically valuable forests, be more harmful than beneficial says study

Afforestation is considered to be an efficient way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere but a study finds that the carbon-capture potential was maybe overrated.

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health
India

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health

Are we raking up the intensity of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and future pandemics with the way we're tackling food insecurity, malnutrition, and economic growth?

World Environment Day 2020: 'Our ancient wisdom taught us to protect biodiversity'; President Kovind, PM Modi others pledge to save nature
India

World Environment Day 2020: 'Our ancient wisdom taught us to protect biodiversity'; President Kovind, PM Modi others pledge to save nature

Opening batsman of the Indian cricket team Shikhar Dhawan urged people to take the pledge to keep the nature clean and protect it.

World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation
India

World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation

World Environment Day aims at raising awareness and generating political momentum around growing environmental concerns.

World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
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World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia

The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us
Health

World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us

Biodiversity loss has an indirect but vital impact on the climate, and the last few years have witnessed some of the greatest impacts of climate change on life.

World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment
India

World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment

With World Environment Day falling on 5 June, here's looking at how the pandemic has affected the flora and fauna

From flowers, fruits, yam and honey, Odisha's forest-dwelling tribal communities survive on nature as many struggle for one meal during COVID-19 lockdown
India

From flowers, fruits, yam and honey, Odisha's forest-dwelling tribal communities survive on nature as many struggle for one meal during COVID-19 lockdown

While middle-class people living in the city had to deal with a similar situation, it was worse with wage earners and poor people living in rural Odisha.