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People in the study, ranged from stuck at home to stressed in essential worker jobs, reported significant increases in outdoor activity during Covid-19, especially among women.(Unsplash)

In pandemic, people are turning to nature, women especially

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Wahington DC
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:28 PM IST
People in the study, ranged from stuck at home to stressed in essential worker jobs, reported significant increases in outdoor activity during Covid-19, especially among women.
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The new study was published in the journal Ecological Applications.(Pixabay)
The new study was published in the journal Ecological Applications.(Pixabay)

A regular dose of nature may improve mental health during Covid-19 pandemic

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Tokyo [Japan]
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:37 PM IST
As per a new study, nature around one’s home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The nature rescue plan from 60 experts is offered as a blueprint ahead of a biodiversity summit next year in China.(File Photo)
The nature rescue plan from 60 experts is offered as a blueprint ahead of a biodiversity summit next year in China.(File Photo)

Half measures will not save nature, warn world’s leading scientists

By Agence-France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Paris, Paris
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:06 AM IST
From preventing the extinction of lions and polar bears to halting the destruction of life-sustaining primary forests, only a multipronged plan can stitch together a “safety net” for the natural world, they argued in a peer-reviewed commentary in Science.
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The size of wetlands in India has shrunk to only 0.03% area of the total geographic area. In(Reuters)
The size of wetlands in India has shrunk to only 0.03% area of the total geographic area. In(Reuters)

Humans pushing 1 in 3 freshwater species to extinction

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:05 PM IST
At least 85% of the earth’s wetlands are already lost and freshwater species are at highest risk compared to forest or marine species, the report released on Thursday has underlined.
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One of the most surprising findings from the review was the complete disconnect between researchers studying the benefits of childhood connection to nature and those studying responses to environmental threats.(Unsplash)
One of the most surprising findings from the review was the complete disconnect between researchers studying the benefits of childhood connection to nature and those studying responses to environmental threats.(Unsplash)

Spending time in nature promotes well-being of children and young adults: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | London [UK]
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Time spent in nature was also a predictor for active care for nature in adulthood. The findings of the study support strategies and policies that ensure that young people have access to wild areas, parks, gardens, green neighbourhoods, and naturalised grounds at schools.
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The quiz, which used to be conducted outdoors every year, will be held online on Sunday, July 12, between 5pm and 6.30pm and is open to all. An initiative of the DelhiBird Foundation, the quiz can have a maximum of 1,000 participants.(AFP (Representative Image))
The quiz, which used to be conducted outdoors every year, will be held online on Sunday, July 12, between 5pm and 6.30pm and is open to all. An initiative of the DelhiBird Foundation, the quiz can have a maximum of 1,000 participants.(AFP (Representative Image))

Online quiz on nature this Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 03:23 AM IST
The first 50 winners will receive gifts such as a pair of binoculars for wildlife watching — the grand prize — coffee table books, mugs, flasks, pens, pocket guides, flash cards and subscriptions to Sanctuary Asia, a wildlife magazine.
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Dr JK Soni shared a zoomed in picture of this animal.(Twitter/@jksoniias)
Dr JK Soni shared a zoomed in picture of this animal.(Twitter/@jksoniias)

Can you identify the dangerous animal from this zoomed in image?

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:09 AM IST
While some tried guessing the creature, others talked about the beauty of nature.
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Sunny Leone in Los Angeles.
Sunny Leone in Los Angeles.

Sunny Leone practices social distancing at LA’s Descanso Gardens: ‘Great way to get some fresh air, see the beauty of nature’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Sunny Leone shared a bright and happy picture of herself from Los Angeles after she visited a garden in the city amid lockdown.
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Brown-headed barbet
Brown-headed barbet

Nature is calling, listen intently!

By Swati Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Endless video calls and binge-watching on Netflix has taken a toll on our health. Observing nature’s beauty might just be the balm your eyes need during the lockdown.
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The image shows a chameleon and a moth.(Twitter/@avikphotography)
The image shows a chameleon and a moth.(Twitter/@avikphotography)

IFS officer asks people to share pics of nature’s beauty, they oblige

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Parveen Kaswan took to Twitter to start a challenge and asked people to share their beat pictures of wildlife, landscape, or portrait
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A still from Everest base camp archives.(Mosaic Adventure)
A still from Everest base camp archives.(Mosaic Adventure)

Kathmandu’s Mosaic Adventure helps trekking lovers to reclaim nature

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 04:31 PM IST
People whose trips have been organized by the company are all praise for Everest Base Camp Trek in particular.
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.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Stressed over board exams? Spend 10 minutes daily with nature

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:44 PM IST
The team from Cornell University in the US found that 10-50 minutes in natural spaces was the most effective to improve mood, focus and physiological markers like blood pressure and heart rate.
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The study is a part of a larger examination of nature therapy.(Unsplash)
The study is a part of a larger examination of nature therapy.(Unsplash)

Spending time in nature reduces stress. Here’s why

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The impetus for this work is a movement toward prescribing time in nature as a way to prevent or improve stress and anxiety, while also supporting physical and mental health outcomes.
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The image shows an ‘ice volcano’ erupting.(Twitter/@NWSGrandRapids)
The image shows an ‘ice volcano’ erupting.(Twitter/@NWSGrandRapids)

Ever seen ‘ice volcanoes’? Watch freaky yet spectacular video

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 02:10 PM IST
People dropped varied comments about ‘ice volcanoes’.
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People in green urban neighbourhoods seemed to be more pro-environmental due to greater cognitive and emotional connection to the natural world.(Unsplash)
People in green urban neighbourhoods seemed to be more pro-environmental due to greater cognitive and emotional connection to the natural world.(Unsplash)

Connecting with nature may trigger eco-friendly life choices

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 02:00 PM IST
A recent study revealed that many environmentally friendly life choices were common in people who lived in greener spaces or at the coast, and among those who regularly visited natural spaces.
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A still from Life in Colour, coming to Netflix in 2021. Attenborough has been knighted, honoured and awarded around the world for doing more than perhaps any other individual, as one panel put it, to reveal the wonders of the natural world to us. But many naturalists say the pristine habitats depicted in his films have, for decades, failed to reflect reality.
A still from Life in Colour, coming to Netflix in 2021. Attenborough has been knighted, honoured and awarded around the world for doing more than perhaps any other individual, as one panel put it, to reveal the wonders of the natural world to us. But many naturalists say the pristine habitats depicted in his films have, for decades, failed to reflect reality.

Newsmaker: As India fetes David Attenborough, a look at an incredible career

By Zara Murao | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 06:40 PM IST
The face (and voice) of wildlife documentaries recently won the Indira Gandhi peace prize. A look at a legacy unmatched, and things he might have done differently.
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Salim Ali in 1941 published The Book of Indian Birds, which popularised ornithology among the common man.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Salim Ali in 1941 published The Book of Indian Birds, which popularised ornithology among the common man.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Salim Ali: India’s birdman, lover of nature

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 04:59 PM IST
This renowned ornithologist and naturalist, was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across the country. He was a key figure in Bombay Natural History Society and was helped create the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.
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Dipika Sharma, a digital marketing manager from Noida, conducts healing forest walks in and around Delhi.
Dipika Sharma, a digital marketing manager from Noida, conducts healing forest walks in and around Delhi.

Forest Bathing: Where nature becomes your therapist

By Anesha George | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:17 PM IST
To try the Japanese concept, pick a spot of unadulterated nature and just soak it in
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Biophilic decor: Ways to bring the feel of nature indoors.(Unsplash)
Biophilic decor: Ways to bring the feel of nature indoors.(Unsplash)

Biophilic decor: Ways to bring the feel of nature indoors

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:03 PM IST
We have an instinctive drive to connect with nature and the more we connect, the happier we are. That’s why a walk in the woods or sitting on a quiet beach can feel so good.
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People protesting outside MMRCL office against building a making metro car shed inside Aarey Colony, Mumbai, September 13(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
People protesting outside MMRCL office against building a making metro car shed inside Aarey Colony, Mumbai, September 13(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Preserve nature. It’s our best bet for the future

By Madhav Gadgil
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:25 PM IST
It’s time to protect water courses, vegetation, and ensure that there are no heat islands, addition of aerosols
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A 100-acre luxury riverside resort with 90 acres of open greens, Lodha Belmondo is set around a stunning golf course on the banks of the Pavana River.(Lodha Belmondo)
A 100-acre luxury riverside resort with 90 acres of open greens, Lodha Belmondo is set around a stunning golf course on the banks of the Pavana River.(Lodha Belmondo)

Lodha Belmondo: An exotic lifestyle amidst nature’s serenity

UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 05:06 PM IST
It is a private retreat where time slows down and every moment can be savored, making it the perfect antidote to contemporary urban life.
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Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers.(Unsplash)
Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers.(Unsplash)

Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers

By Associated Press | Ocho Rios, Jamaica
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Coral reefs are often called “rainforests of the sea” for the astonishing diversity of life they shelter.
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The video has collected a ton of reactions.(Twitter/@SonunigamsingH)
The video has collected a ton of reactions.(Twitter/@SonunigamsingH)

Baby elephant rushes to save ‘drowning’ human. Old video goes viral again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:48 AM IST
The elephant is named Kham Lha and she was rushing to ‘save’ Darrick Thomson, a volunteer at Elephant Nature Park.
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Swiss artist Klaus Littmann looks at his temporary art intervention "FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature" in the Woerthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger(REUTERS)
Swiss artist Klaus Littmann looks at his temporary art intervention "FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature" in the Woerthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger(REUTERS)

Artist sets up forest in Austrian stadium as nature’s last redoubt

By Reuters | Klagenfurt, Austria
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Basel-based Klaus Littmann installed 300 trees in a 30,000-capacity stadium in Klagenfurt in southern Austria, near the border of Italy and Slovenia.
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A piece from the exhibition at Chemould Prescott Road.
A piece from the exhibition at Chemould Prescott Road.

Where art blends with nature, loomwork

By Natasha Rego | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Titled ‘Woven Memoirs: A new kind of nature’, the exhibition pays tribute to the late artist Priya Ravish Mehra, a year after her death, and to her work with the traditional rafoogars or darning craft workers from her hometown in Najibabad, Uttar Pradesh.
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It is time India moved beyond conservation and thought about compassion to create an environment where nature and wildlife can flourish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
It is time India moved beyond conservation and thought about compassion to create an environment where nature and wildlife can flourish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Need to create an environment where nature and wildlife can flourish: PM Modi

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 01:31 AM IST
Referring to tiger conservation in his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’, the prime minister said “whenever we talk about nature and wildlife, we only talk about conservation.
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An outside view of the Vipul Belmonte Condominium Complex, in Gurugram.(HT PHOTO)
An outside view of the Vipul Belmonte Condominium Complex, in Gurugram.(HT PHOTO)

Gurugram’s condos: Safe, green and incredibly clean

By Sharanya Munsi | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Equipped with modern facilities, Vipul Belmonte on Golf Course Road takes it commitment to nature quite seriously.
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What started as a social project for two college students in Mumbai has become a new trend this Raksha Bandhan — eco-friendly ‘seed rakhis’.
What started as a social project for two college students in Mumbai has become a new trend this Raksha Bandhan — eco-friendly ‘seed rakhis’.

This Raksha Bandhan, rakhis with seeds to strengthen bond with nature

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:16 AM IST
These rakhis, as the name suggests, are made of biodegradable material and contain pockets or clay seals filled with seeds of herbal and flowering plants.
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Mimicking nature for abundant, cheap energy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:12 AM IST
A pioneering scientific venture is trying to replicate the natural phenomenon of photosynthesis to capture and store energy from sunlight. Researchers believe that this environment-friendly method can go a long way to meet the world’s seemingly insatiable appetite for cheap energy.
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The South Asia Network on Dams, River and People reports that in 2018, 28 people died across India in sand-mining violence.(HT File)
The South Asia Network on Dams, River and People reports that in 2018, 28 people died across India in sand-mining violence.(HT File)

Nature’s protectors often in line of fire

By Bharati Chaturvedi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 07:40 AM IST
The South Asia Network on Dams, River and People reports that in 2018, 28 people died across India in sand-mining violence. Not all were officials.
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