Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Nature

Why are doctors issuing ‘green’ prescriptions? Because mental health needs more than medicine

Covid-19 has fuelled a parallel mental health pandemic. Doctors in Canada, New Zealand and Japan have a new treatment for anxiety and depression.

Mussoorie’s deforestation was shocking. Officials tried to hide it on Indira Gandhi’s visit

‘From the Heart of Nature', by conservationist Pamela Gale Malhotra is a fascinating personal narrative about our relationship with the environment.

Humans are compressing millions of years of natural change into just a few centuries

Past climates show us that recent changes across all aspects of the Earth system are unprecedented in at least thousands of years.

About 63 per cent of Asia Pacific’s GDP is at risk from nature loss. Here’s how to fix it

The food, land and ocean use system contributes 40 per cent to regional GDP and 60 per cent to employment, significantly more than the global average.

Canadian rocks dating back 890 mn yrs are oldest animal fossils? Not all scientists agree

If the newly discovered rocks in Canada are confirmed to be sponge fossils, they would predate oldest confirmed animal fossils by 350 million years.

This interactive map can help discover undiscovered species on Earth

Humans have only discovered around 20% of the species on Earth. This means that as much as 80% of life has still to be found & protected for future generations.

97% of wildfires in the US are started by people

Summer and fall are wildfire seasons across the western US. And they are only increasing now.

Nature should be nurtured, not just consumed, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Addressing a virtual programme organised by the Hindu Spiritual Seva Foundation, Bhagwat emphasised on the way of living followed by our ancestors who nurtured nature.

A trove of Viking-era artefacts and an ocean creature that may be the world’s largest animal

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

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.