Study sheds light on functioning of global river-based ecosystems
Around 153 researchers from 40 countries worked on the paper, which shows how climatic factors that govern decomposition rates are increasingly …
Found: 'lost' forests covering an area two-thirds the size of Australia
The discovery boosts the total global forest cover by nine per cent and has significant consequences for carbon budgets
Should farmers get steady income?
Farmers have rarely been considered eligible for payment for various ecological services. The old concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services can …
Quantifying ecosystem value crucial for conservation, say experts
Experts gathered at the second international dialogue on Himalayan ecology spoke of valuing mountain ecosystems for their services
In strange waters
Kenyan authorities are caught between reviving a dying lake and ensuring livelihood to farmers living in its catchment
‘Brazil president must consider ecological impact of new development projects’
Proposals to open Brazil’s protected areas to mining and dams concerns researchers
"Serious study has not yet begun"
R Uma Shankar, Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, speaks to Down To Earth
"We need to be more proactive"
Dr. S. Ramani, senior scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Project Directorate of Biological Control (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), …
"Biological control is the way out"
Dr. R D Gautam, principal scientist and in-charge of the Plant Health Clinic, speaks to Down To Earth
Than regret loss that happens in millions
What makes a species invasive?
Invasive Alien Species
Think of an invasion, and the picture that comes to mind is usually that of planes and tanks, machines and men, shells and gunshots. But animal …
nitin sethi visits Arunachal Pradesh and finds the Apatani grappling with stereotypes and change
जलवायु परिवर्तन बिगाड़ रहा अलास्का का ईकोसिस्टम
वर्ष 2000 से 2018 के बीच सेटेलाइट इमेज ने अलास्का में हो रहे तेजी से वानस्पतिक बदलावों को दर्ज किया है
Saving coral reefs like these can save other ecosystems
Limiting greenhouse gas emissions, rebuilding fish stocks and improving quality of water can help protect reefs
‘Revolutionary change’ needed to stop unprecedented global extinction crisis
If we are to halt the continued loss of nature, then the world’s legal, institutional and economic systems must be reformed entirely
Not just oceans, freshwater bodies are turning acidic as well
Acidification of freshwater bodies is about 10 times faster than oceans
Kenya’s Tana River Delta under threat from development projects
Proposed development projects will have a devastating impact on delta's ecology, biodiversity and livelihood of local people
Here’s a good news conservation story: farmers are helping endangered ecosystems
There’s been a variety of market-based programs for conservation on farmland in Australia, but we don’t know what the total …
World Bank sanctions fund to strengthen fisheries management
Project will initially support four Pacific Island countries
गंगा घाटी में सूखे की संभावना सबसे अधिक
देश की 24 में से 16 नदी घाटियों के कम से कम आधे हिस्से में मिट्टी की नमी का स्तर कम होने के कारण ...
10 लाख प्रजातियों पर खतरा, इंसान है जिम्मेवार : रिपोर्ट
जैव-विविधता और पारिस्थितिकी सेवाओं के अंतर सरकारी विज्ञान नीति मंच (आईपीबीईएस) ने अपनी वैश्विक आकलन रिपोर्ट जारी कर दी है, जो काफी डराने वाली ...
Native tree species are climate resilient, maintain ecological balance
Introducing exotic species and promoting monoculture plantations in forest areas, village common lands have caused disastrous impacts on the …
Surviving through ages
Western ghats’ kathalekan sacred grove retains its vegetation even after a millennium
Revered yet neglected forest patches
Sacred groves not only vary in terms of ecological distribution, but also in terms of property regime, management practice and socio-ecological …