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The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

Protected areas (PAs) represent a cornerstone of efforts to safeguard biodiversity, and if effective should reduce threats to biodiversity. We present the most comprehensive assessment of threats to terrestrial PAs, based on in situ data from 1,961 PAs across 149 countries, assessed by PA managers and local stakeholders. Unsustainable hunting was the most commonly reported threat and occurred in 61% of all PAs, followed by disturbance from recreational activities occurring in 55%, and natural system modifications from fire or its suppression in 49%.

ITANAGAR: Researchers have discovered a new species of moth from the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.

This new species of pelican spider, Eriauchenius workmani, is the largest known at about one centimeter long—slightly larger than a grain of rice.

State of Environment Report (SoER) for Telangana, for the year 2015, was released by the Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), and the Minister for Forest and Environment on 6th January, 2018.

Four new balsam species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh during a Himalayas expedition

An invasive Australian tree is now posing a serious threat to a global diversity ‘hotspot’ according to new collaborative research between Landcare Research in New Zealand, the Universities of Camb

KUNMING -- Chinese scientists have discovered a new endangered species of flowering plant from the Primulaceae family, and the finding has been published in the Nordic Journal of Botany.

Coral reefs are crucial for an ocean ecosystem but over the last few years, they have been devastated by hurricanes and disasters.

An increase of just 2°C (3.6°F) in global temperatures could make the world considerably drier and more desert-like, new research has warned.

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