Nature – GBRI
 

As most of us have already heard by now, the bumblebees around the world are disappearing at alarming rates. Being crucial pollinators, their dwindling numbers are a great cause of concern for the human race as they are immensely important for our crops. As bee populations collapse, some have thought that other species of smaller bees […]

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A new study on the status of the world’s bird population has revealed that one in eight bird species is facing the threat of extinction, mainly due to expansion and intensification of farming. The study also pointed out that even birds like the puffins, snowy owls and the European turtle doves – that were once widespread and […]

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A new study conducted by WWF, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University has warned world’s biggest forests could lose almost 60% of plants and 50% of animals by 2100 if the world continues to warm at current rate. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to disappear on a catastrophic scale […]

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In the North-Indian state of Uttarakhand, beautiful red rhododendron blooms are a sight to behold. However, the flowers that are supposed to bloom in spring season (somewhere around March-April), have already started blooming in January – and this has left environmentalists both puzzled and worried. Most hold climate change in the middle Himalayan region as cause for […]

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Bee experts in the US have found a startling reason behind the steep decline in bee populations across the country – fungicides. Fungicides are usually used to target molds and mildew, not insects. However, a new study shows that fungicide use is one of the primary reasons behind widespread decline in bees and other pollinators. How […]

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Now here is a lamp that does not need electricity to glow. This ‘green’ lamp derives its energy from a living plant! Designed by Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers and her team, ‘Living Light’ generates electricity through the photosynthetic process of the encased plant. At its current state, the Living Light can only produce […]

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World Heritage Sites are a designation created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These are places that exhibit unique ecological biodiversity and immense natural beauty. Sadly, 62 out of the 221 sites recognized by UNESCO are threatened by the consequences of climate change. According to a report by International Union for […]

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In the beginning of October this year, staff at the Boulder meteorology office in Denver, Colorado witnessed something rather strange on their radar screens. It initially seemed as though a huge group of birds- about 70 miles across- was flying into the city. The staff then ruled out the possibility of an insect horde too, since they “rarely […]

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