The degradation of the natural environment has taken a toll on the language of the Kurumbas, the most vulnerable tribal community of Attappady.

KANNUR: Lateritic landscapes, wasteland which are rich in biodiversity and indiscriminate mining could lead to destruction of the unique eco system of these areas, says a study conducted by the sci

Large herbivores and carnivores (the megafauna) have been in a state of decline and extinction since the Late Pleistocene, both on land and more recently in the oceans. Much has been written on the timing and causes of these declines, but only recently has scientific attention focused on the consequences of these declines for ecosystem function.

This document outlines various liabilities to be imposed on a responsible party for causing environmental damages arising from improper handling/disposal of hazardous waste. These liabilities are applicable to the occupier, transporter, operator of a facility and importer as the case may be, hereinafter referred to as responsible party.

Chilean ministerial committee upheld on Monday the environmental permit for Energia Austral's Cuervo hydroelectric dams, dismissing nearly a dozen complaints filed against the controversial project

The UK saw "unprecedented" jellyfish invasions and another bad year for wasps as wildlife faced weather highs and lows in 2015.

Jogimatti reserve forest in Chitradurga district has got the tag of a Wildlife Sanctuary.

Carbon storage is widely acknowledged as one of the most valuable forest ecosystem services. Deforestation, logging, fragmentation, fire, and climate change have significant effects on tropical carbon stocks; however, an elusive and yet undetected decrease in carbon storage may be due to defaunation of large seed dispersers. Many large tropical trees with sizeable contributions to carbon stock rely on large vertebrates for seed dispersal and regeneration, however many of these frugivores are threatened by hunting, illegal trade, and habitat loss.

The fossil record provides striking case studies of biodiversity loss and global ecosystem upheaval. Because of this, many studies have sought to assess the magnitude of the current biodiversity crisis relative to past crises—a task greatly complicated by the need to extrapolate extinction rates. Here we challenge this approach by showing that the rarity of previously abundant taxa may be more important than extinction in the cascade of events leading to global changes in the biosphere.

The Government today announced that a series of stamps depicting the entire environmental profile of the country will be launched soon.

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