Total Matching Records found : 377

Poor analysis, wrong conclusions in recent research paper, claims a group of scientists -MT Saju

-The Times of India CHENNAI: Irked by an attempt to link extreme temperature and farmer suicides in a recent paper, published by the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences of the United States) titled "Climate change and agricultural suicides in India" which claimed that 'temperature during India's main agricultural growing season has a strong positive effect on annual suicide rates, a group of scientists has issued a joint-press release questioning...

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Tiger reserves: Economic and environmental win-win -D Balasubramanian

-The Hindu The headline in a recent PTI report “Saving 2 tigers gives more value than Mangalyaan”’ was intriguing, since it said that saving two tigers yields a capital benefit of Rs. 520 crores, while Mangalyaan cost us Rs. 450 crores. The headline was both exciting and hurtful. Excited by it, I contacted Professor Madhu Verma of the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, and she shared with me both...

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Study: Contribution of India's livestock to methane emissions is only 10.63% -Arpita Raj

-The Times of India BENGALURU: India may be home to 15% of the global livestock population, but its contribution to the global methane emissions by the domesticated animals is only 10.63%, a study by the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) has revealed. Cows, buffaloes, sheep and goats are the huge contributors to methane emissions. Methane, released primarily by livestock, paddy cultivation, decay of organic waste in landfill sites and...

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Loan waiver necessary, but alternative farm practices the need of the hour: Desarda -Veydaant Khanna

-The Hindu Economist suggests implementation of a radical form of and distribution and ‘low external input sustainable agriculture’ system Mumbai: Economist and former member of Maharashtra State Planning Board H.M. Desarda, on Tuesday termed the recently announced farm loan waiver by the State government as a necessary but not sufficient condition to deal with the problems related to agriculture. Prof. Desarda linked today’s problems in agriculture to ecology and traced their origins to...

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Study sounds summer ozone alert -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A summer rise in ozone, an air pollutant, over the National Capital Region should stimulate health protection measures and serve as an alert to other Indian cities, the non-government Centre for Science and Environment said today. The CSE has, using Central Pollution Control Board data, identified spikes in ozone levels persisting longer with the advance of summer. The share of days violating the pollution board's standard of 100...

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