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Invasion of tiger reserve

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
It is difficult to comprehend the motivation that drives hundreds of thousands of people to travel to the Western Ghats and camp deep inside the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) for 11 days during Adiamavasya. The festival is celebrated at the Lord Sorimuthu Iyyanar temple every year in the Tamil month of Adi (mid-July to mid-August).

Enough of noise

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
Asmartphone application, or app, that can measure the impact of construction work on waterbirds in protected areas has been developed.

Pawns in conservation

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
Diwakar Bodda Telandi is tremulous as he poses for photographs for Down To Earth (DTE). “This won’t get us into trouble, would it?” he asks.

Clearance rush

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) seems to be in a rush to give clearances to development projects. Since January this year, MoEF has given green signal for forestland diversion at an unprecedented rate. It has even diluted some provisions of the law to clear proposals that were earlier denied clearance.

Enjoy badgertopia

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2013
This could prove the ultimate fighter against the soon-to-start badger cull in England, intended to curb tuberculosis in cattle. Shelter, a beautiful animation developed by a Swedish games studio, sees the player take the role of a mother badger which must forage for food and protect her cubs from foxes and other dangers of the wild.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2013
TECHNOLOGY Pixel power

Letters - June 1-15, 2013

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2013
Water Lesson

For the love of butterflies

Author(s): Anindita Bhadra
Issue Date: May 31, 2013
“One sunny morning, as I was wandering about alone, my heart leapt when an Oakleaf came and settled on the path a few feet away. I dashed back to the house, grabbed the nearest net and ran back.... The net billowed as I swung it, but at the last moment, it struck a stone on the path. There was a flash of orange and blue as the Oakleaf made off, and I was left with the net.

Letters - May 16-31, 2013

Issue Date: May 31, 2013
Dam smart

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: May 15, 2013
ECOLOGY Saviour pest European green crab is one of most hated invasive species. But it has helped save critically damaged Cape Cod marshes in the US by driving down the population of purple marsh crab, a native species that has multiplied out of control.
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