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Mango trees are flowering well this season; why then are farmers worried?

India, Feb. 23 -- Traditional beliefs saymango flowering brings unpredictable rainfall; rising temperatures have a dominant role to play, say experts An unusual development has left the farmers in se... Read More


Disha Ravi arrest: Role of Google, tech companies under cloud

India, Feb. 16 -- There are also concerns over government's use of 'back-door means'to quell dissent The role played by technology giant Google LLC in the arrest of 21-year-old climate activist Disha... Read More


'February 7 appears to be what I would call a rock avalanche'

India, Feb. 8 -- Down To Earth speaks to Daniel Shugar from the University of Calgary in Canada on what exactly could have happened in Chamoli There are many hypotheses circulating on the possible ca... Read More


Union Budget 2021-22: Finance Minister launches Rs 4,000 crore deep ocean mission

India, Feb. 1 -- The project will cover deep ocean exploration and conservation of biodiversity The Indian government wants to understand the oceans better, both as a resource and for the conservatio... Read More


Dark matter not 'super heavy' or 'super light': In a first, scientists calculate its mass range

India, Jan. 28 -- Quantum gravity, a combination of Einstein's concepts of quantum physics and general relativity, was used in the research Around 95 percent of the Universe is unknown to human being... Read More


Indian research can help cut nitrogen fertiliser waste

India, Jan. 21 -- Indian scientists manage to identify phenotypes, visibly identifiable features that determine the efficiency with which cultivars use nitrogen A group of Indian scientists have foun... Read More


Sudden stratospheric warmings: Why cold winters may persist

India, Jan. 20 -- Down To Earth spoke to UK climate researcher Richard Hall about the relationship between the climatic phenomenon and global warming On January 5, 2021 a climatic phenomenon occurred... Read More


Did stratospheric warming lead to excessive rainfall in Tamil Nadu?

India, Jan. 20 -- Each district witnessed a minimum excess precipitation of 400%, said IMD The southern India received unusually heavy rainfall from January 1 to January 17. This winter rain may have... Read More


Climate change in North East: Arunachal's Seijosa shows connect between shifting patterns, declining biodiversity

India, Jan. 12 -- Loss in forest cover, change in rainfall patterns, human interventions may together set in motion irreversible patterns Climate change plays out slightly different than usual - and ... Read More


Angry river: How Jiadhal in Assam's Dhemaji is changing livelihoods

India, Jan. 8 -- The Jiadhal flooded, not once or twice, but several times in 2020. Flood plains were damaged, houses washed away.A solution, however,seems afar A blockade near Jiadhal Chariali in As... Read More