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Sherni director Amit Masurkar deconstructs the Vidya Balan film: 'We are used to seeing the jungle with a colonial lens'
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Sherni director Amit Masurkar deconstructs the Vidya Balan film: 'We are used to seeing the jungle with a colonial lens'

"The forest is often shown as a dark, dangerous, and mysterious place. It was our conscious effort to look at the jungle with a native eye — as Mother Nature — accepting, open, warm, nurturing," says Amit Masurkar, director of Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni.

To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities
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To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities

Information on CO₂ removal is found in academic literature and focuses on a global scale but actually doing it will involve everyone from local farmers to international financiers.

At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion
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At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion

Almost every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has appeared. She swoops onto the zoo enclosure where macaws are kept and, through its fence, engages in grooming behavior that looks like conjugal canoodling.

Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick
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Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick

The tech is still new, but it could be used to build "plant-based robots" that handle fragile objects when rigid, robotic arms can't.

Captivating 'blue jets', 'elves' spotted over Pacific Ocean by observatory at space station
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Captivating 'blue jets', 'elves' spotted over Pacific Ocean by observatory at space station

An observatory on the space station captured a single blue jet and four ‘elves’ – UV emissions from the bottom of the ionosphere – during a thunderstorm.

Turn back time? Study hints at cause, possible solution to halt decline due to ageing, Alzheimer's
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Turn back time? Study hints at cause, possible solution to halt decline due to ageing, Alzheimer's

Research published in the journal Nature pinpoints the role of a messenger hormone called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), found in much higher levels in older people and mice than their younger counterparts

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.

Man-made materials like roads, building outweighs natural life on Earth a study found
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Man-made materials like roads, building outweighs natural life on Earth a study found

Drawing on a host of industrial and ecological data, the study estimated human production accounts for roughly 30 gigatonnes annually.

2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
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2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres

A new analysis by Climate Action Tracker scientists said public commitments to emission cuts if kept, would limit warming to about 2.6 degrees Celsius and possibly as low as 2.1 degrees Celsius.

Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

Only multi-pronged plan can stich a
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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.

How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories
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How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories

Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight

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

Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study
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Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study

Among birds, only some owls have previously been shown to hear ultrasonic sounds — which they use to locate prey.

Global warming has undone 6,500 years of worldwide cooling in the last 150 years
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Global warming has undone 6,500 years of worldwide cooling in the last 150 years

Accelerating greenhouse gases have contributed to global average temperatures that are now moving past one degree Celsius above the mid-19th century.

Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation
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Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation

Researchers conclude that maintaining fully functioning ecosystems can have environmental and health benefits which is key to preventing new pandemics.

Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO
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Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO

The report lays out suggested (read: ambitious) goals for the various stakeholders in the process of recovering from COVID-19, and thereafter.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.

Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide
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Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide

The lockdown has derailed the eco-tourism that funds many environmental projects, from South America’s rainforests to Africa’s savannahs.

Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life
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Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life

Anand Vishwanadha's Stray Birds reads like a birder’s journal, but one that has been pruned to hold only the most memorable images and resultant thoughts.