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Bengaluru | Dec 8, 2020
Dams in the Western Ghats are altering the water and impacting the fish

An aerial view of the Tungabhadra dam in Karnataka [Image Credits: Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay]

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 30, 2020
Every year, these raptors hovering Delhi’s landfills migrate across the Himalayas to Central Asia

Black-eared kites take journeys of an astounding 3300–4800 kilometres each year across the Himalayas into Central Asia, and back. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 25, 2020
Sex without getting caught: Interactions between tree crickets and their predators

Searching for mates and predation risk can alter spatial interactions between tree crickets and green lynx spiders.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Nov 23, 2020
What does it take to discover geckos?

Herpetologists have discovered 13 new species of geckos this year, and expect to find more in the coming years.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 17, 2020
A new mathematical model explains how seed dispersal maintain savanna and forest biomes

Scientists used mathematical models and satellite data to understand how seed dispersal from forest trees helps in maintaining the savanna–forest boundaries.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Pune | Nov 13, 2020
Meet the new tiger moths discovered from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra

The four species of newly-discovered tiger moths. Left to right: First row: O. suryamal rekhaeO. suryamal. Second row: O. zedesi and O. ghatmatha [Image credits: Aparna Kalawate]

Thus hath the candle sing'd the moth.
O, these deliberate fools! When they do choose,
They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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
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