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Machine learning finds use in creating sharper maps of 'ecosystem' lines in the ocean
science

Machine learning finds use in creating sharper maps of 'ecosystem' lines in the ocean

The research could complement ongoing efforts to better manage fisheries and detect species shifts due to climate change with satellites.

Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report
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Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report

Seafloor nodules contain battery metals needed to fuel the transition to clean energy, but trawling for them can disrupt ecosystems that we don't know about.

Mass extinction that killed 70 percent of Earth's animals might've taken place in a different time period
science

Mass extinction that killed 70 percent of Earth's animals might've taken place in a different time period

A warming climate, rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and increase in ocean acidification may have contributed to the extinction.

The digital revolution could unlock a green transformation of the global economy
News & Analysis

The digital revolution could unlock a green transformation of the global economy

Solutions to global problems like climate change, instability of financial markets need cooperation of all countries.

Microplastics in soil are stunting growth of earthworms, key players in healthy soil and ecosystems
science

Microplastics in soil are stunting growth of earthworms, key players in healthy soil and ecosystems

While researchers have association this weight loss with microplastics, they're yet to understand the specific reasons for it.

Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave
science

Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave

The bird exists around 2 million years ago and weighs as much as an adult polar bear at 405 kg.

Flipkart sets up data centre in Hyderabad; move to help firm strengthen marketplace e-commerce business
Business

Flipkart sets up data centre in Hyderabad; move to help firm strengthen marketplace e-commerce business

The centre will further enhance Flipkart's ability to bring in more sellers and MSMEs to the platform and cater to more consumers in the country.

Not all termites are pests; most are soil engineers, play key role in functioning of tropical ecosystems
India

Not all termites are pests; most are soil engineers, play key role in functioning of tropical ecosystems

Only a handful of the 3,000 or so known termite species are pests for humans. The rest are soil engineers, who strengthen the ground under your feet and keep it healthy. Termites thrive by eating what others can’t or won’t: wood, dung, lichen, even dirt.

Can genetically engineered trees help save the world's disappearing forests?
science

Can genetically engineered trees help save the world's disappearing forests?

GM forest trees could counter threats to forest health, bringing in a new frontier in biotechnology.

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

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.

Oceans to get bluer and greener due to rising temperatures from climate change
science

Oceans to get bluer and greener due to rising temperatures from climate change

Effects of global warming on phytoplankton could intensify the colour of oceans: Scientists.

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

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.

Amazon rainforest is losing its diversity of tree species due to climate change: Study
science

Amazon rainforest is losing its diversity of tree species due to climate change: Study

Higher intensity droughts due to deforestation have aggravated the effects of climate change.

Wetlands receding 'three times faster than forests', experts call for urgent action
News & Analysis

Wetlands receding 'three times faster than forests', experts call for urgent action

When wetlands disappear, carbon that has been locked in the soil is released into the atmosphere.

SC expresses concern over disappearance of wetlands, questions Centre on preservation efforts
India

SC expresses concern over disappearance of wetlands, questions Centre on preservation efforts

Supreme Court observed that a number of wetlands and lakes disappeared and according to reports, it was one of the reasons for the 2015 Chennai floods

Hyderabad-based technology company Smartron is planning to raise Rs 250 crore for expansion
News & Analysis

Hyderabad-based technology company Smartron is planning to raise Rs 250 crore for expansion

Smartron, the Sachin Tendulkar-backed firm has previously raised about Rs 150 crore from investors in the US and the Middle East.

Chennai oil spill: NGT to hear pleas seeking compensation for victims
India

Chennai oil spill: NGT to hear pleas seeking compensation for victims

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday transferred to its Southern Bench two pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.

Chennai oil spill: Governing agencies trying to hide the problem rather than focussing on solutions
India

Chennai oil spill: Governing agencies trying to hide the problem rather than focussing on solutions

Oil spills have long-term impacts which require long-term monitoring. Given the lack of knowledge and our understanding of near-shore ecosystems, we can only speculate the impacts of an oil spill of such gravity.

Government to introduce guidelines for digital payments to protect consumers
News & Analysis

Government to introduce guidelines for digital payments to protect consumers

The Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) is working on detailed guidelines on digital payments to ensure protection of consumers.

Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees: Astonishing revelation of how trees live and die
Life

Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees: Astonishing revelation of how trees live and die

From how vegetarian animals influence tree growth to more, in his new book, 'The Hidden Life of Trees'. Peter Wohlleben not only challenges some traditional precepts of forestry, he also upends a few ecological principles