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Bengaluru | Jun 12
The street smartness of urban lizards

Bengaluru, once called the ‘garden city’, has today traded its greenery for the grey tones of cement. The mushrooming buildings have not only changed the city for its human inhabitants but also for animals that once called this land home. Like us, these animals try to adapt to a new and ever-changing world by learning the tricks and trades necessary to thrive. Now, a study by researchers from IISc has discovered that lizards in the city’s suburbs are street smart, and learn faster than their rural brethren, to stay safe.

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Bengaluru | Apr 18
Quenching cities' thirst with rural water

An international team of researchers investigate the prevalence of water reallocations, from rural areas to cities, throughout the world to understand its drivers, conflicts and policy implications.

 

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Delhi | Feb 26
Researchers from the IDFC Institute, look into the sustainability of the current definition of “urban” in India.

Researchers from the IDFC Institute, look into the sustainability of the current definition of “urban” in India.

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Bengaluru | Sep 30
Photo: Anuradha Batabyal

Researchers from IISc studied whether urban environments adversely affect the health and fitness of urban lizards.

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Bengaluru | Jul 30
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Research from the National Institute of Advanced Studies and University of Cambridge helps us understand better of Macaques live in urban habitats.

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Mumbai | Apr 30
Photo : Satellite imagery of fog holes over India and Pakistan with extensive holes seen over Delhi and several cities throughout the Indo-Gangetic Plains, from NASA’s MODIS sensor on 30 January 2014 at ~10:30 a.m. local time.

Research from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, shows how persistence of fog over urban area has changes due to higher temperatures in the cities.

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Mumbai | Mar 26
Photo : Dr. K.G. Sreeja and Dr. C.G. Madhusoodhanan, IIT Bombay

Urban-rural transition zones are a breeding ground for unexpected changes in resources and livelihood, shows study from IIT Bombay

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May 25

If there is one thing that is rapidly disappearing from today’s urban landscape, it is the trees -- many of them being cut down relentlessly to make way for roads, buildings, dams and the likes. But what can we do about those that have miraculously escaped the axe, apart from hugging them? Mapping them! Yes, you read that right. Today, various tree mapping campaigns are on that is calling on everyone to help map the trees in your neighbourhood. This data is of immense importance for further studies on urban ecology. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and get mapping...

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