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UP needs to treat its sewage
Uttar Pradesh generates second most urban sewage in India at 12 percent of the national total behind only Maharashtra at 13 percent.
arathi  posted 1 day 7 hours ago
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Is it drought after flood for Kerala?
If the devastating floods were not enough, the state of Kerala is witnessing further signs of environmental neglect and greedy exploitation of natural resources. There has been a drop in the water level, particularly in those rivers which were flooded recently. It is also reflected in the drying and caving of wells in different parts of the state.
arathi  posted 3 days 8 hours ago
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Linking weather extremes with climate change
Every time an extreme weather event like the Kerala floods occurs, there is a great demand for information on its causes. The question uppermost in public discourse is if such events can be attributed to climate change and global warming.
arathi  posted 1 week 1 day ago
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Dealing with disasters in the Valley
Witnessing a multitude of disasters from destructive floods to catastrophic earthquakes, the vulnerabilities arising out of natural disasters are ever increasing in Jammu and Kashmir.
arathi  posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
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More water for crops
A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate to more water availability for other uses at the watershed level. The subsidies for increasing irrigation efficiency are intended to increase crop production as well as more return flow from irrigated areas that can be allocated to urban, domestic and industrial uses.
arathi  posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
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Climate change affects hydropower generation
A new study has suggested that the government must consider changes occurring due to climate change while planning new hydropower projects.
arathi  posted 1 month 5 days ago
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Antibiotic-resistant genes in Kerala mangroves
Antibiotic resistance is increasing in various microbial populations. A new study by Indian researchers has revealed that antibiotic-resistant genes are present in microorganisms of mangrove regions in Kerala also.
arathi  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Trash out: People get together to clean the Himalayas
My first trek in the Himalayas was a transcendental experience. Even a decade after, I remember the intense beauty of every vignette I came across. That’s why I was excited about the Himalayan Cleanup, held on May 26 this year.
arathi  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Mudflats erosion changes Gulf of Khambhat shoreline
Tidal mudflats of Gulf of Khambhat on west coast constitute an important ecosystem on India’s coastline. Scientists have now found that these mudflats are experiencing severe erosion which is threatening the vital habitat. 
arathi  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Breeding climate resilience
Climate change is posing a challenge not only to agricultural crops but also to livestock. In order to sustain rural livelihoods, it is critical to identify livestock breeds that are climate resilient. In this direction, Indian scientists have identified two variables which could be used to assess resilience capacity of indigenous breeds of goats.
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Safe water to fight fluorosis
Basubai is a mother of three young children—Ajay (9), Manju (11) and Sonu (13). She is married to Mukesh Singh in Jamniamota village in Bakaner block in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh.
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Setting safe sanitation example
Manohar in Talabpura village of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh came up with the decision to make a double pit latrine. He is indeed a multi-talented person.
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Solar water purifier with a difference
The availability of potable drinking water remains a challenge in rural areas in several parts of the country. Commercially available water filters are costly, need electricity to run and reverse osmosis (RO)-based purifiers waste a lot of water.
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Indian villages look to Bhutan for water
A lot has been discussed about the acute water crisis in many parts of India. But who would have thought some villages in rural West Bengal have to depend on a neighbouring nation for water?
arathi  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Polar effect on global climate
Polar regions have a major influence on global climate and this is making researchers working in both the Arctic and the Antarctic to come together to share knowledge and experience.
arathi  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Sawdust to treat wastewater
Water contamination due to dyes is a major cause of worry. A new study says sawdust from teak wood may help treat wastewater containing dyes and make it reusable. 
arathi  posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Learning from the past
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels may spark a shift towards wetter winters and drier summers, warns a new study based on evidence from climatic history preserved in 65-million-year-old oyster shells.
arathi  posted 3 months 1 week ago
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More farmers to benefit from weather services
The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is all set to increase the number of farmers getting agro-meteorological advisory to 40 million from the current level of 24 million by next month.  Minister for Earth Sciences and Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan announced this today at a press conference to mark the completion of four years of the NDA government.
arathi  posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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New weather prediction systems for better forecast
Weather forecasts from India Meteorological Department (IMD) are all set to undergo major improvement with the commissioning of two very high-resolution weather prediction systems. 
arathi  posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Hangul needs better protection
For the long-term conservation of critically endangered red deer or hangul in Kashmir, it is necessary to take up conservation efforts beyond protected areas, a new study has suggested.
arathi  posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

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