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Feathers & fears
Feathers & fears

A book by Kerala State Biodiversity Board, ‘Feathers of Vellayani’, takes the reader to the skies to provide an overview of habitat destruction, which is a looming threat to avian diversity

  Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
Coping vagaries
Coping vagaries

Despite climate change affecting the agrarian community in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, Sudha Gunwati shows a way to cope with nature’s vagaries, says Anuradha Sahni after visiting the hills

  Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
Duck as metaphor
Duck as metaphor

Delegates to the Paris Climate Summit were given papier mache ducks by CARE International. Rajendra Shende tells us how the duck has become a metaphor for the campaign to seal a global deal

  Posted    14-Dec-2015    Vol 6 Issue 50
Mush chances
Mush chances

Mushroom farming has come as alternative money earner for the women farmers of Assam, who were suffering due to erratic rains. Azera Rahman brings us success stories from the northeastern state

  Posted    30-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 48
Water saver
Water saver

Executing water conservation projects in over 4,200 locations is no joke. But Ayyappa Masagi has done that and more to save water, says Ruchita S, who drove 119 km to find out why the much honoured man is called a ‘Doctor of Dry Borewells’  

  Posted    19-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 38
Green to solar
Green to solar

Punjab, the state once known for its Green Revolution is going green in a different way. It is encouraging farmers to go for mini-solar power plants and offer land for setting up solar plants

  Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
Letting free
Letting free

In 2016, the population of wild birds will go up when vultures belonging to three critically endangered species, which are now being bred in captivity, will be released, says Vishal Gulati   

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
Care for birds
Care for birds

A computer engineer by calling, Arundhati Malhar Yatish Mhatre’s heart goes out to birds. Her passion is on display at her seventh floor flat in Mumbai, where winged visitors fly in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and rest, says Afsana Rashid

  Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
Wolf’s woes
Wolf’s woes

‘Cry wolf’ means false alarm. But we have taken even the real wolf for granted that it has landed in the list of endangered wild animals. Quaid Najmi reports on the wolf conservation efforts

  Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 10
Sunny future
Sunny future

Solar power is essential to provide electricity to the entire nation, feel the honchos at Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, who find the off-grid solar targets achievable

  Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
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