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Mahakali: An account of women's lives along the river basin as men migrate in search of work
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Mahakali: An account of women's lives along the river basin as men migrate in search of work

Men are conspicuously absent from the villages and towns on the banks of the Mahakali – the transboundary river that marks the western border of Nepal with India.

At the IUCN conference, experts highlight issues of rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, resultant food and water shortages
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At the IUCN conference, experts highlight issues of rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, resultant food and water shortages

A recent report on the Hindu Kush Himalayas region found that increasing global warming was decimating its glaciers, and extremes in floods and droughts through much of the upcoming century may destroy the food production base of the region.

Extinctions of million species driven by mankind are looming, new UN report finds
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Extinctions of million species driven by mankind are looming, new UN report finds

We can feed the coming billion people without destroying another inch of nature, report says.

95 percent of world's lemur population is 'on the brink of extinction': IUCN
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95 percent of world's lemur population is 'on the brink of extinction': IUCN

The arboreal primates with pointed snouts and typically long tails are found only in Madagascar.

Palm oil production has 'decimated' animal, plant life in Malaysia, Indonesia: Study
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Palm oil production has 'decimated' animal, plant life in Malaysia, Indonesia: Study

But banning new production in the tropics would only shift the problem elsewhere as consumer demand for vegetable oil soars

IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoon
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IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoon

Biodiversity in the Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said in its report

UN climate talks: Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' even as White House champions fossil fuels
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UN climate talks: Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' even as White House champions fossil fuels

Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks on Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming.

Snow Leopard is no longer an endangered species
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Snow Leopard is no longer an endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has declared that snow leopards are no longer an endangered species.

UK billionaire Richard Branson presents petition before UN General Assembly to protect oceans
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UK billionaire Richard Branson presents petition before UN General Assembly to protect oceans

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson presented a petition to the UN General Assembly, urging governments to protect at least 30 per cent of oceans by 2030.

Sundarbans' wildlife at greater danger due to increased industrial activities, says IUCN report
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Sundarbans' wildlife at greater danger due to increased industrial activities, says IUCN report

The Sundarbans, a natural world heritage site spread across India and Bangladesh, is facing major threats from increased shipping and industrial activities, says IUCN

India gets first restaurant for vultures to save the birds from extinction
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India gets first restaurant for vultures to save the birds from extinction

Numbers of white-backed vultures - once the most common large raptor in the world - have collapsed by more than 99 per cent across the Indian subcontinent.

Govt gives clearance to track Great Indian Bustard by satellite
India

Govt gives clearance to track Great Indian Bustard by satellite

The Great Indian Bustard, one of the critically endangered flying bird species in the world, will soon be tracked by satellite by the Wildlife Institute of India to understand the movement of this rare bird and its preferred habitat.