THE Dvorak technique of intensity estimation with satellite imageries is a manual technique, so there is subjectivity involved. Although...
The well-wooded Mishmi Hills, the takin habitat in Arunachal Pradesh which has already lost its large mammals to poaching, is facing uncontrolled hunting. By A.J.T. JOHNSINGH
When forests fragment, elephant populations fragment too. Just as fragmented forests become unviable, fragmented elephant populations are doomed to dwindle. A consequence of this can be reduced flow in the rivers, such as the Bhavani in Tamil Nadu. By A. RANGARAJAN
The India Meteorological Department, with improved models and observation systems and greater forecast skills, predicts accurately not only the intensity of cyclone Phailin but also its landfall. By R. RAMACHANDRAN
While the Naveen Patnaik government keeps claiming credit for shifting lakhs of people to safe places when Phailin struck, victims of the cyclone blame it for the poor relief operations, particularly in the flooded northern Odisha districts. By PRAFULLA DAS in Bhubaneswar and Ganjam