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Biodiversity

Half of the world’s richest biodiversity zones unprotected: UN study

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 23, 2012
Despite the growing number of nature reserves, national parks and other protected areas across the globe, half of the world’s richest biodiversity zones remain entirely unprotected. The protected areas in the world have increased by 60 per cent since 1990.

The Smithsonian steps on the ants

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2012
Sometimes, the nicest of people do pretty unpleasant things. So uncharacteristic at times that you are forever left wondering why.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2012
HEALTH SCIENCES The villain gets nastier The toxin bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastics, dental sealants and grocery receipts. It is a known hormone disrupter. But its impact on the hormones produced by the thyroid gland remain unknown. These hormones are essential for cognitive development of children.

Convention on biological diversity

cbd Page Teaser:  The forthcoming CBD conference in Hyderabad will discuss innovative ways of financing biodiversity from partnerships with business to payments for ecosystem services. Will this save the planet?

Legislation for a few

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

Safeguarding ancient wisdom

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012