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Ecology

Bengaluru | Oct 19, 2020
Researchers discover three new species of damselflies in the Western Ghats

(a) Shola reedtail (Protosticta sholai) [Image credits: K. A. Subramanian]; (b) blue-legged reedtail (Protosticta cyanofemora) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]; (c) Myristica reedtail (Protosticta myristicaensis) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Oct 1, 2020
Decolonising climate change: The developed world is responsible for our planet’s climate crisis

A new study puts the focus of the conversation on Climate Change on Climate Justice.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Oct 1, 2020
Warming climate is changing the alpine vegetation of the lofty Himalayas

Study finds plants, which were earlier found in lower elevations, are now replacing the native vegetation of the higher altitudes.  

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mysore | Sep 28, 2020
First-ever survey of white-bellied herons spells doom for these birds

Researchers survey eighty-one river sites in Arunachal Pradesh and sight only seven White-bellied Herons.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 25, 2020
Snow meltdown in the Himalayas is causing sparkling algal blooms in the Arabian Sea

Noctiluca blooms in the Arabian Sea, as seen from space. [Image Credits: Norman Kuring/NASA]

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2020
Despite ban, vulture-killing drug diclofenac widely sold for veterinary use in India

A covert survey finds banned diclofenac and other vulture-toxic drugs in pharmacy isles, posing a threat to the slowly-recuperating vulture populations in South Asia. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 23, 2020
Too close for comfort: Proximity to humans is significantly affecting the behaviours of lion-tailed macaques

Changing habitats force Western Ghats’ endemic lion-tailed macaques to alter their social structure to adapt, putting them at risk, finds study.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Dharwad | Sep 17, 2020
Frog tales: Finding an alter ego a thousand kilometer away

Eastern Ghat Cricket Frog [Image credits: Prudhvi Raj]

Researchers discover a visibly different individual of the Eastern Ghats cricket frogs, in the Western Ghats

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Sep 16, 2020
Soil check: How much water does your soil contain?

Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash

Researchers use ultra-small graphene particles to develop a new soil moisture sensor

General, Science, Technology, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | Sep 16, 2020
Kerala wraps up Asia’s biggest bird survey

A group of enthusiastic birders take part in the survey for Kerala Bird Atlas. [Image credits: Kerala Bird Atlas]

Over a thousand birdwatchers, working for over five years, complete Kerala’s first Bird Atlas.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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