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Kerala | Feb 14
Two new species of Strobilanthes discovered in the Western Ghats

Every 12 years, the landscape of the Nilgiri Hills is covered with a blanket of purplish blue hues, thanks to the flowers of Strobilanthes kunthianus or Neelakurinji. In a recent study, researchers from the Carmel College Mala, Kerala, St. Thomas College Palai, Kerala, St.

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Srinagar | Feb 13
Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Punjabi University, Patiala and the Government Degree College, Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, studied the diversity of ant species from different regions of the Western Ghats.

Researchers from the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Punjabi University, Patiala and the Government Degree College, Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, have studied the diversity of ant species from different regions of the Western Ghats.

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Kanpur | Feb 11
Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi study how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi have tried to understand how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

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Kharagpur | Feb 6
Study from IIT Kharagpur provides more evidence of the recovering Antarctic ozone hole

Study from IIT Kharagpur provides more evidence of the recovering Antarctic ozone hole

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Bengaluru | Feb 5
Researchers from Gubbi Labs and ATREE, Bengaluru, archived the regeneration of forests across eleven years in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

Researchers from Gubbi Labs, Bengaluru and ATREE, Bengaluru, have archived the regeneration of forests across an eleven year timespan in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

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Bengaluru | Feb 4
Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, Aarhus University, Denmark, ICPO ‘Biologists for Nature Conservation’, Russia and the University of Washington, USA, have reported the effect of urbanisation on the diversity of birds.

Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, Aarhus University, Denmark, ICPO ‘Biologists for Nature Conservation’, Russia and the University of Washington, USA, have reported the effect of urbanisation on the diversity of birds.

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Nagpur | Feb 1
Climate change spelling doom for the seabuckthorns in Central Himalayas, says study

The changing climate is taking a toll everywhere on the planet, and the fragile, biodiversity-rich ecosystems of the Himalayas are no exception. In a recent study, researchers from the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, and Society for Conserving Planet and Life, Uttarakhand, have reported how changes in the Himalayan climate could affect the habitat of seabuckthorn, a medicinal plant which grows in the region.

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Bengaluru | Feb 1
Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the changes to the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the factors responsible for the deleterious effects on the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

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Gandhinagar | Jan 29
© S. P. Prizomwala et. al. Scientific Reports vol. 8 Article number: 16816 (2018) CC BY 4.0

Researchers at the Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar M. S. University of Baroda, MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have found evidence of a fourth tsunami event on the coast of Kachchh in western India, which happened about a thousand year ago and was previously undocumented. 

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Jan 26

Imagine you come home to your city and find no one! While it isn’t very probable in human societies, a similar phenomenon called colony collapse disorder is often found in honeybees. Here, worker bees mysteriously start disappearing from their hives, and that leaves no one to do the housekeeping, nursing and foraging. Hence, the honey bee colonies start collapsing.

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