Pune: A type of lichen named Usnea ghattensis, found in the northern areas of the Western Ghats particularly in the vicinity of Mahabaleshwar, could well be the source of the next wonder drug.

A four-decade-old conservation project has enabled the return of Mahseer in Indrayani river.

PUNE: A group of city scientists has discovered a new leaping frog species on the edge of the Netravali wildlife sanctuary in Goa.

PUNE: The air quality is usually good in monsoon because air pollutants get washed away in the rain water.

The Bombay High Court has asked the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) how it has issued permissions for cutting trees when the civic authority has not yet conducted a digitized tree census as direct

In a bid to promote eco-tourism in the buffer zone of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, an expedition has been organised between August 14 and 16.

PUNE: "If your village is declared as part of the eco-sensitive area (ESA) then no one will want to marry your daughters" — This is just one of the reasons being bandied about in villages to drum u

PUNE: In the waters of the Mula river resides a microscopic animal that usually lives independently, if the water becomes polluted, it swims across to its predator and clings on to it.

For more than a decade, the Abasaheb Garware College has offered an MSc course in biodiversity with the department emerging as a centre for research in this field.

A project to nominate the district's official animal, bird and plant to raise awareness about local biodiversity has been on hold for over nine months.