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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 4 days 45 min 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 4 days 22 hours 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. He is good at painting work and also has a creative mind to design such a latrine for his family. He had heard about twin pit latrines from one of his relatives residing in some other village.
arathi  posted 4 days 23 hours 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 6 days 21 hours 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 1 week 4 days 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 1 week 5 days 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 4 weeks 1 day 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 1 month 2 days 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 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 2 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 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Tree cover against pollution
Degrading air quality in metro cities is a matter of concern for public health. Massive tree plantation drives are often conducted in order to provide oxygen to choking cities. But trees, much like humans, also are severely affected by pollutants in the air.
arathi  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Rise in sea surface temperature kills corals
Corals lose their beautiful colours and even die during a coral bleaching event. The corals in the Gulf of Mannar suffered severe losses during the global coral bleaching event that occurred between March and October 2016, according to new data published recently.
arathi  posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Darjeeling tea faces climate risk
The gradual change in temperature and rainfall patterns in Darjeeling hills is beginning to affect the production of the famous Darjeeling tea.
arathi  posted 1 month 4 weeks ago
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Village swims in desperation
“Our village is also called the swimmers’ village because almost all of us including small children know how to swim. To learn swimming is not a luxury but a necessity for us.
arathi  posted 2 months 19 min ago
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Sewage to blame, Dal turns dull
Srinagar's prime tourist attraction, Dal Lake, is no more the scenic beauty it used to be. It's turning into an eyesore, thanks to sewage discharge and weed growth.
arathi  posted 2 months 21 hours ago
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Emission inventory for Delhi
A group of scientists and students are braving the heat and dust this summer in the national capital to map all possible sources of air pollution, so that by winter this year, we can get a fair idea of different sources of pollution in the city.
arathi  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Western Ghats a source of moisture for monsoon
The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra is known as the Western Ghats and is very well known for its majestic beauty. It is also among the top eight biodiversity hotspots in the world.
arathi  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Treating waste with worms
Earthworms are considered best friends of farmers, acting as engineers in soils. They are helpful in the decomposition of waste, producing biofertilisers.
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Detecting lead in water with nanoparticles
Nanotechnology deals with particles that are several thousand times smaller than the human hair, and it is being put to use in a variety of applications such as drug delivery and diagnostic tests. 
arathi  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

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