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Kenya responded fast to Ebola scare, but cross-border risk remains high

India, June 23 -- Given that Kenya shares a porous border with Uganda - and is a busy international travel hub - is Kenya ready to handle an outbreak? The second-largest Ebola virus disease outbreak ... Read More


India's non-agrarian rural economy struggles for sustenance

India, June 23 -- Farmers and farm labourers, who want to quit agriculture, are stuck in the non-remunerative work since other sectors are not generating jobs at the required rate We are fairly sure ... Read More


Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (June 17 - June 23)

India, June 23 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology Saiga antelope numbers in Kazakhstan have increased by 55%: government The number of Saiga antelopes, an ... Read More


AES: Bihar Police lodges complaint against villagers protesting child deaths

India, June 22 -- Complainthas allegedly been lodged against 20 people from the worst affected Harivanshpur village Bihar Police has allegedly lodged complaint against 20 people from Harivanshpur vil... Read More


Is America redeeming itself vis-a-vis its First Nations?

India, June 22 -- The country elected its first Native American poet laureate and apologised for the genocide of aborigines in its largest and richest state on June 19, 2019 Two momentous events happ... Read More


Can Ministry of Jal Shakti save Indian rivers?

India, June 21 -- The umbrella ministry has its work cut out as old ministries' track record in cleaning and saving river basins hasn't been great There is a visible thrust on water by Modi governmen... Read More


What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

India, June 21 -- It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 per cent of Earth's people who live in the NorthernHemisphere The summer solstice marks the official start of sum... Read More


About 100 world cities used 70% of electricity from renewable sources in 2018: Report

India, June 21 -- Renewables have become integral to city efforts to reduce CO2 and other harmful emissions Cities, at the forefront of energy transition, are increasingly adopting renewable options.... Read More


As renewable energy picks up, nuclear decommissioning market booms

India, June 21 -- Though India is yet to take up decommissioning, it has a fund worth Rs 1,975 crore to do the job in the future An increase in the number of renewable energy sources and safety conce... Read More


Monsoon advances, but in deficit

India, June 21 -- Reasons for delay: Weak El Nino conditions, very severe Cyclone Vayu After a long delay and slow pace of progress, the south west monsoon's (SWM) advance hastened a bit, the India M... Read More