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Climate change clips nightingales’ wings, making them less likely to survive migration: Study

A new study has found that natural selection driven by climate change is causing nightingales to evolve with shorter wings.
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India’s facing a bird extinction crisis. They need attention that only wild animals get

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Population of over 100 species of Indian birds on decline, claims first-of-its-kind report

The study, titled State of India’s Birds 2020, states raptors, migratory seabirds & habitat specialist birds were most affected in past decades.
Image of a dead bird at Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan rg

Bird species today are dying out a hundred times faster than we thought

Based on Red List numbers, the expected lifespan of a species living today is only about 5,000 years — this is six times worse than the historical rate.
A dead bird found at Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan | Photo: Bahar Dutt

Illegal salt mining under scanner for mass death of birds at Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

Vets’ preliminary reports suggest cause of death as avian botulism, but could extraction of water & high sodium content in the lake have led to the mass deaths?

World’s largest eagle ‘rescued’ in Odisha, but experts say ‘doesn’t look like it’

The Odisha forest department has identified rescued eagle as Philippine eagle. Experts say it looks like a crested serpent eagle.
Bird eggs have always come in a multitude of colours, patterns and sizes | Pixabay

Bird eggs come in different colours for temperature control, finds new study

Dark pigmentation allows eggs to absorb more sunlight, thus maintaining their internal temperature for long, shows study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Silhouette of a bird seen against flames of a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

If climate change doesn’t slow down, many bird species will be on brink of extinction

A new study has found that birds are changing their reproduction and migration patterns to cope with the climate crisis but not fast enough.

Human noises create havoc for birds, even prevent them from reproducing, says new study

The study by Queen’s University Belfast is the first to establish a link between human-induced noise pollution and decline of bird population.

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Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Chinese apps ban doesn’t end user data theft. There is bloatware you can’t even uninstall

Considering India doesn’t have a dedicated law on data protection, regulators should either ban these pre-installed apps or make them more accountable.
A deserted road during the 'triple lockdown' strategy in Thiruvananthapuram on 6 July | ANI Photo

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.


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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.