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NITI Aayog plan for Andaman and Nicobar islands falls short of 'holistic development'
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NITI Aayog plan for Andaman and Nicobar islands falls short of 'holistic development'

A researcher with more than 15 years of experience working in the islands asks “for whom is the project?”

Three Indian organisations win grants from Disney's Wildlife Conservation Fund
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Three Indian organisations win grants from Disney's Wildlife Conservation Fund

The grant is awarded to organisations that protect wildlife, habitats & inspire community action.

Gene editing makes inroads into Big Agriculture amidst growing extinction concerns
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Gene editing makes inroads into Big Agriculture amidst growing extinction concerns

In agriculture, gene drives alter pests, rendering them harmless or programming their extinction.

Nepal's tiger population nearly doubles in an effort lauded by conservationists
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Nepal's tiger population nearly doubles in an effort lauded by conservationists

A recent survey counted a tiger population of 235 in Nepal, up from around 121 in 2009.

DNA tests of confiscated tusks leads researchers to ivory trade cartels in Africa
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DNA tests of confiscated tusks leads researchers to ivory trade cartels in Africa

By DNA testing confiscated tusks, the team identified 3 major cartels shipping tusks out of Africa.

Microplastics could be entering the foodchain through mosquito larvae: Study
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Microplastics could be entering the foodchain through mosquito larvae: Study

Airborne insects as another pathway for pollution has not been considered previously: Researchers.

After floods, Kerala now faces an invasion from piranha, African catfish and other non-native predatorial fish
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After floods, Kerala now faces an invasion from piranha, African catfish and other non-native predatorial fish

Multiple sightings of non-native predator fish have been reported, but the ecological impact of such an invasion remains uncertain.

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort
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World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort

The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.

Eight bird species were wiped out this decade and likely extinct, finds new study
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Eight bird species were wiped out this decade and likely extinct, finds new study

Nearly quarter of the extinctions were linked to hunting and trapping by human hands.

Researchers explain how animals evolved from single cells to a kingdom so diverse
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Researchers explain how animals evolved from single cells to a kingdom so diverse

One of their findings contradict what Darwin theorised in his theory of evolution.

Dal Lake in Kashmir harbours bacteria that can degrade pesticides, study finds
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Dal Lake in Kashmir harbours bacteria that can degrade pesticides, study finds

The finding opens up the possibility of using microbes to remove pollutants from contaminated water

Dead dolphins and seals wash up on Florida shore in unusually large numbers
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Dead dolphins and seals wash up on Florida shore in unusually large numbers

Unusually, 48 dolphins between 1 July and 30 August washed up dead along the coast of Florida

IIT engineers convert invasive weed to activated carbon to treat toxic waste
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IIT engineers convert invasive weed to activated carbon to treat toxic waste

Activated carbon prevents pollutants from entering groundwater tables or aquifers nearby

Wild elephants in captivity die young because they remember too much, too well
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Wild elephants in captivity die young because they remember too much, too well

Since they breed poorly in captivity, there is constant demand for wild specimens.

Dirt and carbon trapped in warming soil are spurring climate change on: Study
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Dirt and carbon trapped in warming soil are spurring climate change on: Study

With warming temperatures, bacteria & fungi in the soil are becoming increasingly active

A new study offers a unique explanation for why we outlived our extinct cousins
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A new study offers a unique explanation for why we outlived our extinct cousins

The researchers describe our ancestors as a species that moved to inhabit a variety of environments.

Women in Science: Farah Ishtiaq on studying avian diseases, and academia's ageism problem
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Women in Science: Farah Ishtiaq on studying avian diseases, and academia's ageism problem

Farah Ishtiaq talks about working with Pamela Rasmussen to find a rare bird, and the ageist-sexist policies in academia that thwart women's progress

Despite plastic ban in 25 states, 600 truckloads of polythene carry bags discarded every day
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Despite plastic ban in 25 states, 600 truckloads of polythene carry bags discarded every day

Twenty-five Indian states/Union territories now have some form of ban on polythene carry bags, but the implementation is often lax.

Inside the Olive Ridley turtles' annual mass hatching in Odisha's Ganjam district
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Inside the Olive Ridley turtles' annual mass hatching in Odisha's Ganjam district

During this time of the year, the mass nesting of millions of endangered sea turtles — the Olive Ridleys — takes place in the coastal region of Ganjam district

In Little Rann, a life lived on the margins highlights need to strike a balance in man vs wild conflict
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In Little Rann, a life lived on the margins highlights need to strike a balance in man vs wild conflict

The conflict brewing in Little Rann highlights that getting the balancing act right between wildlife-and-people is one of the great challenges that India will need to solve