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Bengaluru | Feb 11, 2020
Toxic elements, released since the Industrial Revolution, find their way to the Himalayas

In the 18th and 19th century, Britain was abuzz with cranking steam engines, rattling power looms, and clattering machines. Amidst this daily ding, the world was witnessing a defining movement in human history—the Industrial Revolution—that soon spread to the rest of Western Europe. Powered by coal, the production of most things transitioned from hand to machine, spurring a rise in population and air pollution. For the next two centuries, London became infamous for its soot and smog, which turned fatal for about 12,000 people. Now, a new study has shown that this mal air has left its trace in the lofty Himalayan glaciers, thousands of kilometres away from Europe.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 25, 2018
Photo by: Monilesaurus montanus and Monilesaurus acanthocephalus  by Saunak Pal; Microauris aurantolabium by S. P. Vijayakumar

Researchers from the IISc, Bengaluru, BNHS, Mumbai, OSU, USA, and NHM, London, have discovered two new species of lizards in the Western Ghats.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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