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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.

Gorilla tactics

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
A zoo in Southwest UK celebrated its 90th birthday by getting a nine-year-old gorilla to paint sculptures. The art piece in question was that of a gorilla. Authorities at Paignton Zoo believe their endeavour will highlight the plight of large apes in the wild. The painter, N’Dowe, is scheduled to apply his “master strokes” on several other replica of his species in coming months.

Trunk call

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
A new e-magazine and iPad app, Unveiling the Ivory Trade, released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, uses digital storytelling as a campaign tool to highlight the escalating illegal ivory trade. Unveiling the Ivory Trade brings together video, audio, illustrative graphics, visually inspiring photography and interesting text to create a dynamic digital storytelling experience.
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