Abhishek Nath

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How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels …

Leopards of India’s Silicon City

Changing Planet<p><i>Post submitted by Sanjay Gubbi, Scientist Nature Conservation Foundation.</i><p>Bangalore, a southern Indian city, has become synonymous with information technology and is one of a few metropolis in the world that hosts large wild mammals such as elephants, leopards, sloth bears and even …

On U.S. Visit, Prince William Takes Aim at Wildlife Trafficking

The Duke of Cambridge is a vocal advocate for imperiled wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.<p>As the United States rolls out the red carpet for Prince William's royal visit on Monday, the Duke of Cambridge is casting a light on the black market in wildlife trade.<p>In Washington, D.C., the prince …

China's Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar

In the remote jungle city of Mong La, endangered animals are sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies.<p>MONG LA, Myanmar—In this gaudy mecca of eroticism and greed on the eastern border with China, the cuisine isn't for the squeamish: Many items on the menu, including …

Japan plans to resume whaling next year

Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale kills are illegal.<p>Since the commission invoked a …

Alaska’s polar bears are disappearing at an alarming rate

<b>(FloridaStock/Shutterstock)</b><p>The Beaufort Sea population declined 40 percent in ten years, a new report finds<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 18, 2014 2:16pm (UTC)<p>Just 900 polar bears remain on an increasingly unfrozen sea north of Alaska, a new study finds: yet another scary indication of the very real, …

Ton of ivory missing from Ugandan government vault

President orders government watchdog to start formal investigation after wildlife agency staff questioned by police<p>More than a ton of ivory has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault, a police official said on Monday as an anti-corruption watchdog launched an investigation into Uganda’s …

Prince William Recruits Angry Birds to Protect Wildlife

Prince William teamed up with the makers of Angry Birds to release a new game on Monday that will highlight the dangers of illegal poaching for …

Wildlife Conservation: Scat Used to Identify Tigers and Leopards in Genetic Breakthrough

Indian scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and …

Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife

The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent. Now poaching is on the rise and wildlife …