Category Archives: BIODIVERSITY

Highest-resolution Global Forest Cover Dataset

A team of Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a 30-meter resolution forest cover data set that could boost our  efforts to track deforestation and forest degradation. The dataset, which is published in the International Journal of Digital … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Informatics:Bolivia Digitises its Biodiversity

Bolivia has taken a giant step ,its more than 50,000 recently digitised records on the vertebrate fauna of Bolivia are now available to the public and specialists at the first Geospatial Center for Biodiversity of Bolivia (CGB). The record is … Continue reading

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New Hope for Real Time Forest Monitoring System

Now Global Forest Watch 2.0 (GFW 2.0) is a powerful near real-time forest monitoring system  that combines satellite technology, new algorithms, cloud computing, mobile phone technologies, maps and human networks around the world to fight illegal logging and deforestation. GFW … Continue reading

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Neanderthals and Humans may have Coexisted

A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of children and adults, discovered in a cave in Greece suggests that the area may have been a key crossroad for ancient humans. The fossils suggests Neanderthals and humans may have at least had … Continue reading

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Holi Special:Marijuana / Cannabis sativa/ Bhang(link)

Marijuana is exctracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. This plant grows in mild climates throughout the world including mainly parts of India, Africa, Mexico, South America, and the United States. In its prepared … Continue reading

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Dr. Glen Barry proposes a terrestrial ecosystem protection goal to sustain the biosphere and human well-being(link)

Planetary boundaries defines key thresholds in the Earth System’s ecological conditions that precede local or global ecosystem collapse and threaten human well-being. This observational study and literature review aggregate what is known regarding the quantity and quality of terrestrial ecosystems … Continue reading

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