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How the Abua Bir Dishom Abhiyan in Jharkhand empowers forest dwellers

New Delhi, July 9 -- A 45-year-old woman from Gumla district, Jharkhand, encountered significant difficulties collecting Sal seeds (Shorea robusta) this year due to erratic rainfall, which disrupted t... Read More


As ocean surfaces acidify, a deep-sea acidic zone is expanding: Marine habitats are being squeezed

New Delhi, July 9 -- In the deepest parts of the ocean, below 4,000 metres, the combination of high pressure and low temperature creates conditions that dissolve calcium carbonate, the material marine... Read More


Disease has killed most of the UK's elm trees since the 1960s - but there are signs they may be making a comeback

New Delhi, July 9 -- Elm trees were once stalwarts of the United Kingdom countryside that towered out of hedgerows, lined fields and woodlands. Glance at the landscape paintings of John Constable for ... Read More


What were dingoes like before the European invasion? Centuries-old DNA reveals a surprising history

New Delhi, July 9 -- For at least 3,500 years, dingoes have been Australia's top terrestrial predator. And in current times, they are one of the continent's most iconic but controversial animals. Ding... Read More


Big bodies, not-so-big brains: Study upends link between size and intelligence in nature

New Delhi, July 9 -- For centuries, scientists have assumed a simple rule: Bigger bodies mean bigger brains. But new research has thrown a wrench into this theory, suggesting these organs can get big ... Read More


Swazi women subsistence farmers put their trust in indigenous seeds to evade crippling El Nino drought

New Delhi, July 8 -- In 2023, meteorologists forecast an El Nino effect that would bring high temperatures and below-average rainfall to southern Africa from November 2023 to April 2024. They warned t... Read More


Bird flu update: Germany reports outbreak of rare strain; human cases rise to 4 in US

New Delhi, July 8 -- A rare strain of avian influenza, H7N5, has been reported in Germany, marking a new strain in the country. The World Organisation for Animal Health received a report of the outbr... Read More


Arunachal anti-dam activists detained ahead of Union Minister's visit

New Delhi, July 8 -- Two anti-mega dam activists from Arunachal Pradesh, Ebo Mili and Dungge Apang, were detained on July 8, ahead of Union Power Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's visit to the Northeaste... Read More


Goa & Karnataka at loggerheads again over Kalasa-Banduri project as central body inspects Mahadayi basin

New Delhi, July 8 -- A team from the Mahadayi River's central authority, the Progressive River Authority for Water and Harmony (PRAWAH), visited Belagavi district on July 7, 2024, as part of a tour of... Read More


Kerala on high alert as deadly primary amoebic meningoencephalitis kills 3 children in state's northern districts

New Delhi, July 8 -- Kerala is on high alert as its northern region has reported four cases, including three casualties of the rare but deadly primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the last two... Read More