Like bison, beavers also rapidly change the structure of their habitats, increasing biodiversity and enabling other species to thrive – earning them the nickname of ‘nature’s engineers’. As Benedict Macdonald, author of Rebirding, a practical manifesto for rewilding Britain, points out, “Whether we are talking about the willow tit, the ruff or the large copper butterfly, managed conservation has failed. If one species can bring these species back, it’s the beaver”. … [Read more...] about Missing lynx: how rewilding Britain could restore its natural balance
Catherine Jones, pollinator officer and B-Lines lead at Buglife, says: “A complete England B-Lines network is a landmark step in our mission to reverse insect declines and lend a hand to our struggling pollinators.” B-lines will cover the whole of the UK when maps for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are completed later this year. … [Read more...] about Making a beeline: wildflower paths across UK could save species
TVS Motor Company expects business environment to remain challenging for most part of the current financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic with chances of some revival only in the later part of the year, according to the company's annual report for 2019-20.Sharing information with the company's shareholders, the two-wheeler major said that good monsoon this year could lead to growth in the agriculture sector, which may help in reviving the two-wheeler industry."In 2020-21, the economy will see significant challenges owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant interruption to economic activity which is beginning to reopen," TVS Motor Company said.Restriction on public mobility and impact on many sectors of the economy will affect gross domestic product (GDP), disposable incomes, consumer sentiment and also the auto industry, it added."Consequently, a very sharp decline in the first quarter of 2020-21 is expected, which may partially alleviate in the following … [Read more...] about Business environment may remain challenging this fiscal due to Covid-19: TVS Motor
As Mewa Singh, renowned primatologist and distinguished professor in the University of Mysore notes, even though bonnet macaques or the “south Indian monkey” are believed to be highly populated in Karnataka and created nuisance for tourists in cities like Mysuru, a recent study he conducted along with his colleagues had shown that the population of bonnet macaques had declined by 60 per cent between 1989 and 2009. … [Read more...] about Vermin or victim?
Kathleen Sgamma with the Western Energy Alliance, which lobbies for oil and gas companies, said a better measure of the administration’s success is the growth in U.S. energy production under Trump. The U.S. overtook Saudi Arabia in 2018 to become the world’s largest oil producer. … [Read more...] about Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges