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Extensive amendment to forest law will dehumanise forests

India, April 18 -- As 300 million forest dwellers across India heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court stayed its own order to evict encroachers on February 28 this year, the Union government ... Read More


Lactalis to milk more in India. Why that may worry some

India, April 18 -- French dairy giant has been in the news for allegedly cheating farmers back home, for its secretive business model and for the quality of its products On March 27, 2019, the Compet... Read More


Doha Model shows how to rein in water for irrigation

India, April 18 -- In spite of its challenges, digging of streams and creation of pond-like structures along their length can provide farmers with the much needed source of irrigation Mandla and Dind... Read More


What caused 41,000 lightning strikes across India on April 16?

India, April 18 -- Lightning strikes kill more people in India than any other extreme weather event but they go largely unnoticed On April 16, there were almost 41,000 clouds to ground (CG) lightning... Read More


Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

India, April 18 -- The variety can withstand salt concentration of up to 200 micromole per litre A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressin... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (April 18, 2019)

India, April 18 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal NGT slams officials for failure to tackle untreated... Read More


New cholesterol study may lead you to ask: Pass the eggs, or pass on the eggs?

India, April 18 -- A recentstudy examined the association between dietary cholesterol or egg consumption with cardiovascular disease and all causes of mortality The recent news that eating three to f... Read More


Odisha food commission stresses on FRA to beat hunger

India, April 18 -- Panel chief writes to all collectors to implement Forest Rights Act properly Odisha State Food Commission chairperson Ranglal Jamuda has written to all the district collectors of t... Read More


Low vaccine coverage could be behind measles outbreaks: WHO

India, April 18 -- The world saw 300 per cent more cases in the first three months of 2019 compared to last year The World Health Organization (WHO) has blamed the measles outbreaks in countries arou... Read More


Request for diverting forest land in Saranda for Tata rejected

India, April 18 -- Forest Advisory Committee, which comes under MoEF, cited a lack of information as well as many inconsistencies in the proposal Citing lack of vital information, the Forest Advisory... Read More