Climate on a skid
Global warming is likely to be far greater and faster than previous estimates, says the latest report of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction …
Neelakurinji blooms in the Nilgiris
Wildlife map via satellite
Science and Technology - Briefs
National biodiversity plan admits India has failed to conserve biodiversity
Forests in peril in Amazon rainforests
Science and Environment - Briefs
Catch a tiger by its pug
Accurate tiger census methodology assumes significance in the context of the recent controversy over the declining number of tigers in the Indian …
Looking beyond hype and nostalgia
To most modern Indian writers, the environment means trees, birds and animals -- and human beings, in aesthetic or metaphysical communion with them.
Making a start
Ground realities alone will determine the future of Himalayan biodiversity and the people of the area
Mira Behn: A friend of nature
The urge to be close to nature guided Madeleine Slade, who came to be known as Mira Behn, throughout her life
A ban on common sense
Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing …
Development of a protected area network is necessary to save the plants and animals of Sikkim
Forays of Ignorance
There is something seriously amiss in the way studies of wildlife have been conducted in Sikkim
Missing the grass for the trees
Overprotection of grasslands in India is leading to its decline
The unseen invader
Lesser known invasive species Hyptis suaveolens is spreading across India
"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