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Wildlife Week 2019: How conserving nature's 'umbrella' species could benefit whole habitats
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Wildlife Week 2019: How conserving nature's 'umbrella' species could benefit whole habitats

Protecting a single 'umbrella' species could achieve the same result as multiple projects targeted at several.

Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse once and might do so again
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Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse once and might do so again

Life isn't just resilient — it thrives on adversity. It is sure to recover from human-induced extinctions over time.

Is climate change the only reason for flooding taking place in the Western Ghats
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Is climate change the only reason for flooding taking place in the Western Ghats

The Western Ghats, older than the Himalayas, stabilised after going through many climatic variations since its formation.

Mumbai’s fishermen are relieved after the High courts pause the coastal road project
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Mumbai’s fishermen are relieved after the High courts pause the coastal road project

This project is considered to be the pet project of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who launched in 2018.

New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use
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New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use

Double of India's landmass needs to be devoted to biofuels, carbon capture & storage to cap warming at 1.5-deg C.

Rhododendron nectar could be miracle that stems Uttarakhand's migration crisis
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Rhododendron nectar could be miracle that stems Uttarakhand's migration crisis

The buransh or rhododendron flowers not only have socio-cultural value in Uttarakhand but are also a lifeline for the women who collect and make juice from them, which they sell locally.

Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe
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Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe

The fossilized bird was found in a lump of amber and lived 99 million years ago in mangroves.

Mutarerium: Art exhibition in Mumbai decentres humans from ecological narrative, warns of imminent extinction
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Mutarerium: Art exhibition in Mumbai decentres humans from ecological narrative, warns of imminent extinction

Mumbai Art Room showcases Mutarerium, which focuses on decentering the human from the broad ecological narrative, warns against human extinction and calls for protecting the environment.

Rajaji National Park: In Uttarakhand, a tiger reserve is divided by infrastructure projects
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Rajaji National Park: In Uttarakhand, a tiger reserve is divided by infrastructure projects

Rail and road projects have divided the Rajaji National Park — one of India’s 50 tiger reserves — into two parts, with a massive impact on the tiger and elephant population

How many species make up life on Earth? its a simple question with no easy answer
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How many species make up life on Earth? its a simple question with no easy answer

Estimates of species count biodiversity, but not all experts agree on the kingdoms of life to include.

While 2018 was fourth warmest year on record, next 5 years will be much hotter
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While 2018 was fourth warmest year on record, next 5 years will be much hotter

Researchers say that the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking.

Warmer world from climate change could drive species to become infertile: Study
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Warmer world from climate change could drive species to become infertile: Study

Some groups — cold-blooded & aquatic species — are very vulnerable to climate-induced fertility loss.

Holy Cow! Does your milk come from cows that have a plastic sniffing habit?
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Holy Cow! Does your milk come from cows that have a plastic sniffing habit?

Cows are hogging plastic to their own detriment & those of consumers of dairy products.

Largest mass extinction 250 million years ago from hot oceans mirrors our fate
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Largest mass extinction 250 million years ago from hot oceans mirrors our fate

The ancient die-off shows almost exactly what lies at the end of the road we’re on: Researcher.

New fast-growing weed spotted in Karnataka, scientists warn farmers countrywide
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New fast-growing weed spotted in Karnataka, scientists warn farmers countrywide

The weed has only been reported in Karnataka so far, but capable of growing in other similar habitats.

Migratory birds begin their arrival early in Kashmir this year for winter migration
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Migratory birds begin their arrival early in Kashmir this year for winter migration

Around 10,000 migratory birds migrate to the Hokarsar Reserve & Wullar Lake for winter each year.

Mountain birds are on an ‘escalator to extinction’ as temperatures rise: Study
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Mountain birds are on an ‘escalator to extinction’ as temperatures rise: Study

Birds adapted to living without wide seasonal variations are particularly vulnerable: Researcher.

China defends decision to ease a 25-year old ban on trading tiger and rhino parts
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China defends decision to ease a 25-year old ban on trading tiger and rhino parts

Experts fear that the new rules could fuel illegal trade, further endangering the at-risk animals.

'Humans wiped out 60% of wildlife population since 1970': WWF report reveals 'scary statistics'
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'Humans wiped out 60% of wildlife population since 1970': WWF report reveals 'scary statistics'

Unbridled consumption has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the conservation group WWF warned Tuesday.

Coral reefs, at risk from climate change, also imperilled by rats
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Coral reefs, at risk from climate change, also imperilled by rats

Coral reefs aren't facing a threat just from global warming, but also damage from rats, study finds.