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Shape-shifting may help some species beat climate change
PTI
The Economic Times , Saturday, December 27, 2014

WASHINGTON: Some species can quickly shape-shift to cope with climate change without having to migrate or evolve, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that a Rocky Mountain mustard plant a ...More


A year that laid the foundation for treaty on climate change
Kalyan Ray
Deccan herald , Saturday, December 27, 2014

The end of 2014 is actually the beginning of a process to decide the most important factor to save the earth from the perils of human-induced climate change. The upcoming year will witness finalisa ...More


Pachauri for public debate on Western Ghat reports
The Hindu , Saturday, December 27, 2014

An informed, transparent debate involving the public should be imperative in the implementation of either the Madhav Gadgil committee report or the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats, ...More


Cusat scientists isolate algae capable of producing biofuel
Sudha Nambudiri
The Times of India , Friday, December 26, 2014

KOCHI: The highly polluted backwaters of Cochin estuary could be a rich source of biofuel, as a research team of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has managed to isolate a micro-alga ...More


Climate change threat to mussels: study
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, December 26, 2014

The numbers of mussels could be threatened by climate change, as it has made oceans increasingly acidic, a team of British researchers has revealed. In a new paper published in the Royal Society's jo ...More


Climate, clearance process dominated environment scene in 2014
PTI
The Times of India , Thursday, December 25, 2014

NEW DELHI: 2014 saw India playing a crucial role in protecting the interests of developing nations at the UN climate talks in Lima where negotiators prepared a way for a new ambitious and binding deal ...More


Climate change threat to world’s mussel population
PTI
Bangalore Mirror , Thursday, December 25, 2014

The population of shellfish mussel could be under threat globally as climate change causes oceans to become increasingly acidic, scientists have claimed. The world's oceans are becoming increasin ...More


Climate, clearance process dominated environment scene in 2014
PTI
The Times of India , Thursday, December 25, 2014

NEW DELHI: 2014 saw India playing a crucial role in protecting the interests of developing nations at the UN climate talks in Lima where negotiators prepared a way for a new ambitious and binding deal ...More


Risk of dengue increases due to climate change, city growth: UN
Reuters
DNA India , Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Large parts of Europe, West and Central Africa, and South America face the threat of outbreaks of the deadly dengue virus due to climate change and urbanisation, according to the first-ever maps of de ...More


Rich nations would contribute to the Green Climate Fund once all the countries provide their INDCs: R K Pachauri
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NEW DELHI: At the time when developing world is worried about the rich nations' reluctance for contributing to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...More


No Case of Dumping Hazardous Waste by Ship-breaking
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha today that no instance has been reported regarding any country dumping hazardous waste in India by sending ships for br ...More


Kerala biodiversity board to revive tuber crop farming
The Economic Times , Monday, December 22, 2014

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cultivation of tuber crops in Kerala, which once enjoyed a significant position among food crops in the state, is all set to get a revival with the Kerala State Biodiversity Board ...More


Gorewada zoo DPR sent to CZA
The Times of India , Monday, December 22, 2014

Nagpur: In a belated move, the state government has finally sent the technical report of international level zoo at Gorewada to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), a statutory body under the ministry of ...More


Bad news for Bengaluru
Prakash Belawadi
Bangalore Mirror , Monday, December 22, 2014

Due to increased distress in rural Karnataka, and with no other urban area in the state guaranteeing employment, we are likely to see an increase in migration to Bengaluru A Union report on rural i ...More


Science Express captivates the young and old alike
Sumita Sarkar
The Times of India , Monday, December 22, 2014

NASHIK: Sunday morning saw a bustle of children of all ages led by their teachers to the freight depot road at the Nashik Road Railway Station where a white16-coach train with colourful pictures relat ...More


Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
The Hindu , Monday, December 22, 2014

President Barack Obama has been criticised as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on ...More


‘Coral bleaching in Pacific may become worst die-off in 20 years’
Karl Mathiesen
The Hindu , Monday, December 22, 2014

Scientists warn extreme sea temperatures could cause a “historic” coral reef die-off around the world over the coming months, following a massive coral bleaching already under way in the North Pacific ...More


Lima, a new low for climate action
Meena Menon / Opinion
The Hindu , Monday, December 22, 2014

A climate deal cannot be achieved by endless squabbling, but by accepting responsibility and acting decisively After nearly a fortnight of prolonged talks, some of it acrimonious, there was little th ...More


Experts: Time to Wake Up to the Call of Biodiversity
The New Indian Express , Monday, December 22, 2014

CHENNAI: With rainforests being destroyed for the expansion of fast food outlets and India’s vast cultural biodiversity being run over by urbanisation, the Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) 2014 saw ...More


Birds may be able to sense severe storms and flee
Business Standard , Monday, December 22, 2014

Golden-winged warblers may be able to hear deadly storms thousands of kilometres away and flee to safer places, according to a new study. The study conducted by researchers at the University of Ca ...More


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