Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicEndangered species

Topic: Endangered species

66-year-old U.S. man is the fifth in the list, but the oldest patient to be cured of HIV

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Modify plan to protect Great Indian Bustard, it will work against climate goals, govt tells SC

Three ministries — Environment and Forest, New and Renewable Energy, and Power — have submitted a modification application with respect to an April 2021 SC order.

This bird has become the world’s first ‘digital species’ for conservation

The Seychelles magpie-robin is being offered as a limited-edition non-fungible token – a one-of-a-kind of digital content linked to an image or video.

98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100 as ice melts

Emperor penguins survive in a goldilocks zone — not too much or too little ice.

Wild animals exist beyond human control, need acceptance not enslavement, says new book

'Wild and Wilful' by Neha Sinha, published by Harper Collins, will be released on 26 March on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

This smartphone game helps you save endangered species

More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

Aphrodisiac, meat & sport — why Arab royals hunt bustard in Pakistan & why India banned it

Hunting of Asian houbara bustard, a vulnerable species, is banned in Pakistan, but is used as something of a foreign policy instrument since Arab royals are allowed to do so.

31 species extinct, all freshwater dolphins threatened — IUCN releases updated Red List

In the Red List of Threatened Species released this month, 35,765 species are threatened with extinction, but there are some success stories as well.

Red pandas in India are being trafficked into extinction. And laws stand in the way

Exclusionary conservation policies are making the situation for endangered red pandas and pangolins worse in India’s Singalila National Park, argues a researcher.

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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