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India’s green regulation has entered a new era

Environmental norms have seen three distinct phases, beginning from the British times. Two key bills passed by Parliament this week mark the fourth.

Vagaries in climate patterns are sparking wildly varying extreme weather that has not only exacted a wrenching human cost, but a punishing economic one as well. (AFP)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 11:07 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Report rates 12 tiger reserves’ management ‘excellent’

The reserves in Periyar, Satpura, Bandipur, Nagarhole, Kanha, Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Anamalai, Pench, Bhadra, Kali, Similipal and Mudumalai were rated the best not merely on the number of tigers they host but on planning and processes at the parks

No tiger reserve was placed in the poor category in the fifth and current cycle of the assessment (AP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 11:45 PM IST

Ants play a key role in regrowth of forests, finds research

More than 95% of New York state forests -- including the Binghamton University Nature Preserve -- are secondary forests, which sprung up on land once cleared for agriculture.

Many plant species rely on a mutual relationship with ants to disperse their seeds. (Unsplash)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 10:45 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Mirror image molecules reveal drought stress in forests, finds research

To determine when the plants emitted which chiral form, the researchers used isotopically labelled CO2 to track photosynthentic carbon and introduced "heavy" carbon dioxide (13CO2) to the air of the biosphere at certain times.

The results come from experiments conducted at an enclosed artificial tropical rainforest within the Biosphere 2 complex, in Arizona which was originally built to create a self-sustaining ecosystems.(Representative image/ AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2023 10:52 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Dam plans for China's biggest freshwater lake threaten migratory birds

China has built more than 50,000 dams in the Yangtze basin in the past 70 years -- including the Three Gorges, which came in the face of widespread opposition from environmentalists.

Migratory birds at the dried-up freshwater Poyang Lake in Juijiang, China's central Jiangxi province. (AFP)
Published on Dec 18, 2022 12:32 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
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