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China confirms human-to-human transmission for coronavirus

India, Jan. 21 -- WHO to convene emergency meeting on January 22, 2020 China has officially confirmed human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus even as the deadly pathogen continued its marc... Read More


Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions

India, Jan. 20 -- There are alternatives to pesticides including integrated pest management. This is an approach that doesn't rule out the use of pesticides, but uses them as little as possible Kenya... Read More


Top 5 global risks in next decade environmental: WEF report

India, Jan. 20 -- The document also found a 'generational shift' in climate perception and warned about increasing health burden due to diseases The top five risks to humanity in the new decade are e... Read More


Study shows how Arctic sea ice loss accelerates permafrost thaw

India, Jan. 20 -- Research finds that Arctic permafrost thawed in the past as well when there was no sea ice, leading to global temperature rise A recent study makes a disturbing connection between t... Read More


'Waiving off oil, gas exploration clearance could've grave consequences'

India, Jan. 20 -- Oil and gas exploration poses huge risk to islands, fishing areas, breeding grounds and migratory routes, says CSE expert The Centre's decision on January 16, 2020, to waive off env... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 20, 2020)

India, Jan. 20 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Rat hole mining in Meghalaya The National Green Tri... Read More


Health: Mosquitoes genetically modified to combat dengue

India, Jan. 20 -- For the first time mosquitoes have been engineered to fight all 4 known types of dengue A team of researchers have engineered mosquitoes in a way that they are unable to spread the ... Read More


Looking beyond Pokemon Go: Augmented reality and virtual reality open vistas in medicine

India, Jan. 20 -- Surgeons who experience VR simulations had improved psycho-motor skills and their performance in the operating room improved significantly A few years ago Pokemon Go, an augmented r... Read More


Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (January 11-17, 2020)

India, Jan. 19 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week RO technology The National Green T... Read More


Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (January 13 - 19, 2020)

India, Jan. 19 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology New Mexico reauthorises trapping of foxes, bobcats and other animals The New Mexico Game Commission on Ja... Read More