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Eye in the sky

Author(s): Shubha Kishore
Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013

Twist in turtle’s tale

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
TECHNOLOGY Water forecast We rely on weather forecasts to know how hot or cold next few days would be. A new forecast system can now predict changes in ocean ecosystem, too, months in advance. Known as J-SCOPE, it works by feeding data from global climate models into a coastal ocean and oxygen model that helps predict oxygen levels and other ocean water properties.

Letters - September 16-30, 2013

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
Try Local

Turbulence ahead

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013
Monsoons brought good news for the controversy-ridden Navi Mumbai international airport project. The multi-crore plan had seen no progress in its execution for over a year due to held up environment clearances and sustained opposition from local residents, who stand to lose their land for the project. However, in last two months some progress was made on these pending issues.

Letters - September 1-15, 2013

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013

Letters - August 16-31, 2013

Issue Date: Aug 14, 2013
Trunk Call Use of geophones for detecting elephant footfalls and issuing SMS alerts to farmers and forest officials is indeed a useful research (‘Jumbo alert’, July 1-15, 2013). But as pointed out in the article itself, the technology would need further refinement to distinctly distinguish elephant footfalls from sounds made by vehicles and other sources.

Letters - August 1-15, 2013

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
Jumbo Gesture Apropos the article, “Three elephants die on Bengal’s killer track” (May 16-30, 2013), encroachment upon elephant corridors is a problem across the country. But in a one-of-its-kind gesture, a tribal community in Assam has moved out of elephants’ way to minimise human-elephant conflict.

How tiger got its white coat

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2013

Jumbo alert

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
RADIO COLLARS, fire crackers, drum beats, powerful spotlights and electric fencing are commonly deployed to track the movement of elephants in villages and to chase them away. Still elephant-human conflict is on the rise and nearly 500,000 families get affected every year.
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