Villagers clear mangrove forest to take up aqua culture.

The Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC), a subsidiary of the Avesoro Resources, has taken a significant step to install the necessary environmental safeguards to avoid emitting harmful chemicals

BENGALURU: The Central government on May 26 has sent a letter to the state government seeking clarifications on the decision to reject the Dr K Kasturirangan report on the protection of western gh

BENGALURU: In what appears to be an effort for easing the bureaucratic rigmarole for Dubai-based NRI B R Shetty, who's investing to make Jog Falls a perennial waterfall, the state government has so

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Wednesday rejected recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee on declaring the Western Ghats region an eco-sensitive zone.

The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Environment Ministry and the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea challenging the construction of Signature City Project in Kanpur.

Bhadra backwaters attract wild animals as other water bodies dry faster

AHMEDABAD: The controversial proposals of the Gujarat forest department which greatly reduce the eco-sensitive buffer zones around its sanctuaries -including Nalsarovar, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary, G

In our recent perspective article,  we noted that most (approximately 60 percent) terrestrial large carnivore and large herbivore species are now threatened with extinction, and we offered a 13-point declaration designed to promote and guide actions to save these iconic mammalian megafauna (Ripple et al. 2016). Some may worry that a focus on saving megafauna might undermine efforts to conserve biodiversity more broadly.

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Functional trait diversity is increasingly used to model future changes in community structure despite a poor understanding of community disassembly's effects on functional diversity. By tracking the functional diversity of the North American large mammal fauna through the End-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction and up to the present, I show that contrary to expectations, functionally unique species are no more likely to go extinct than functionally redundant species. This makes total functional richness loss no worse than expected given similar taxonomic richness declines.

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