Category Archives: BIODIVERSITY

India Gets to Mars on the First Try – MOM’s the Word(link)

Dear Readers A fellow blogger has written a very good post on India’s Mars Mission and commented on my previous post. Here I am giving a brief introduction of the post and a link to the post.Please read in the … Continue reading

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Satellite Reveals Indonesia’s Fast Dwindling Forests

Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a treasure of biodiversity and also a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said. Between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost around 6.02 million hectares of primary forest, … Continue reading

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Fossil of World’s Biggest-ever Flying Bird discovered

Science Daily reports  that scientists have identified the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the biggest flying bird ever found. read here

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Are We Pushing Sumatran Tigers to Extinction?

  Sumatran Tiger is nearly extinct due to human involvement in its habitat, according to a new research paper. These tigers are found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and only 400 of them live today. A high level of … Continue reading

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When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

Originally posted on Grist:
Shutterstock Despite what Monsanto and a surprising number of science writers want you to think, GMOs aren’t the only high-tech game in town when it comes to food and agriculture. In fact, there are groups out…

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Mud Pot or Mud Pool and Paint Pot: Landforms Resulting from volcanic and Biological Activity

One of the most interesting looking features of a thermal area is mudpots. A mudpot  or mud pool is an acidic hot spring, or fumarole, with limited water. It usually takes the form of a pool of bubbling mud. The acid … Continue reading

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