Invasive lionfish reaches Brazilian waters

Lionfish are voracious eaters that indiscriminately eat anything small enough to fit in their mouths — large quantities. This might spell danger for the local reef communities over a period of time when lionfish establish a population in Brazilian waters

The politics of environment, farmer’s agitation and the youth

In the last few days Disha Ravi, Nikita, Shantanu, and Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Greta Thunberg have been in the news because of their links with the farmer’s movement in India and sedition charges slapped on them.

FSSAI guidelines for safe handling, and consumption of poultry, meat and eggs during Bird Flu

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a guidance document on “Safe handling, processing and consumption of poultry meat and eggs during bird flu

Designer plants on Mars

Humans on Mars will need to move away from complete reliance on shipped cargo, and achieve a high level of self-sufficient and sustainable agriculture. To fulfill this need, NASA-funded scientists are designing plants that can not only survive the harsh conditions but also provide oxygen, food and even medicine to astronauts while living off their waste.

Global warming: death-trap for Coral reefs

The researchers studied corals along 1,000km of coastline in the southern PAG, a region where the world’s warmest coral reef habitats are separated from the wider Indian Ocean by the narrow Strait of Hormuz. With rising ocean temperatures anticipated to cause a loss of most warm water reefs within the next 100 years, it has been discussed whether heat tolerant corals adapted to hot environments, such as PAG, could be used to replenish reefs damaged by global warming elsewhere.

Song-birds sing in the trees by the brook: Study

A new study on woodlands in agricultural landscapes near Protected Areas in Meghalaya highlights the importance of woodlands surrounding forested Protected Areas to maintain the ecological functioning of bird communities.

Fluorescent corals in Red sea hold promises for medical discoveries

Corals are colourful creatures. Coral reefs are home to around 25% of ocean life and are often known as the “rainforests of the sea.” Coral reefs hold the cures for some of the most common and serious ailments. Reserchers believe that they could facilitate future medicinal discoveries. As they say we’re 300 to 400 times more likely to find new drugs in the oceans than on land.

Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system, even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide and is perpetually shrouded in thick, yellowish clouds of mostly sulfuric acid that trap heat, causing a runaway greenhouse effect.

Animated film captures Kolkata swamped in climate horror

Co-directors of Wade, an award-winning short film, say what it’s like to imagine a dystopia in your home city and what they hope the film will achieve

Study reveals flying secrets of soaring birds

The Andean condor - the world's heaviest soaring bird which can weigh in at up to 15 kg - actually flaps its wings for one per cent of its flight time.

Why Humans need to treat Mother Nature better

Man is the part of nature, and his war against nature is inescapably a war against himself.

New tortoise species discovered

The last reported range of the species was from Gwa in Myanmar, where TSA/WCS is carrying out a conservation breeding of this endangered tortoise for further reintroduction into the wild.

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