Every year, 50,000 animals are killed for making brushes.
A wild elephant was killed near Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park as it was trying to flee chasing villagers. The tusker was running back into the nearby Veeranahosahalli forest when it got trapped in the railway fencing and choked to death.
State of captive elephants in India
Why Karnataka’s silk farmers are going through a rough patch
Aerosols increasing at 2% per annum, will affect climate change and public health, says eminent scientist
SK Satheesh, professor at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, IISc, Bengaluru, was awarded Infosys Prize 2018 for his work in physical sciences. In an interview with Sibi Arasu, he talks about why his research is more important now than ever before.
India-origin scientist V Balaji is part of the team engaged in developing models that simulate climate change and its effects and are used in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
An 18-year-long study has found that the island’s corals are in dramatic decline.
For most of us, thinking about Lakshadweep islands conjures images of pristine beaches, clear blue seas and fascinating coral reefs that are home to a diversity of plant and animal life.
There are around 2,500 leopards in Karnataka, double the number estimated in the 2015 tiger census, as per the first-ever estimates of the spotted cat conducted in the state by the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the state forest department.
When it rained in July, coffee growers in Kodagu were pleased because their crop had been stricken by drought in the past few years, recalls Bottangada Muthanna Raju, who grows the beans in Hudikeri village, at the southernmost tip of the hill district in Karnataka.
While the road eases traffic congestion, it is also acting as a barrier that separates the fishermen from the sea and their livelihood.
According to a latest study by the Nature Conservation Foundation on the Great Hornbill, these large-bodied birds are seemingly able to adapt to human-modified landscapes such as tea and coffee plantations.
The key to rebuilding in Kodagu is to make sure ecological considerations are understood and ecological guidelines adhered to.
Villages in Tamil Nadu in mourning as thirteen people gunned down by police during agitations by residents against a polluting copper smelting plant.
The protest was against the proposed doubling of the copper smelting capacity of Sterlite Copper, which would have made the company among the world’s largest copper smelters.
The plant has now been shut by the government but residents of Thoothukudi, where the incident took place, are apprehensive as the company has managed to function despite m...