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Malaria-carrying mosquitoes shift homes from forests to rice fields
Understanding the changing composition of the species is critical to successful malaria control.
Alpine plants may alter height or leaf size to cope with early snow-melt conditions
A study has found that future climate change could alter the functional composition of plants, thereby threatening their survival.
Domestication trials in Bihar aim to mitigate farmer-nilgai conflict
Early observations of the animal’s behaviour indicate that it has the potential for domestication and may have financial benefits.
[Book review] Environment and economics: linkages that could make or break our post-pandemic world
Environmental Economics in Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges is a collection of academic papers by environmental economists from the South Asian region.
Ecosystems are like capital assets providing more than a 19% rate of return, but they remain unacknowledged as their contributions do not get captured by the conventional metrics of the economy, writes S. Gopikrishna Warrier in his book review.
Named after their habitats, three new frogs add to Arunachal’s biodiversity
So far, around 470 amphibian species have been recorded in India with many more yet to be scientifically described.
Konkan Railways impacted agricultural lands more than forest cover, finds study
Researchers who conducted the study say the findings can aid policymakers in considering what’s needed for sustainable development.
India’s existing policies may achieve 2030 emission targets but emissions will rebound post-2030, claims IMF
The paper underscores the necessity for additional intervention while recognising unavoidable trade-offs.
Nepal’s traditional healers push for recognition and licensing of their age-old practices
Traditional healers from Nepal’s Himalayas are trying to preserve Sowa Rigpa, an ancient medicinal system based on ethnobotany.