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Nine African nations on track to join solar 'gigawatt club'

India, Feb. 23 -- Algeria emerging as the continent's third 'solar champion' after South Africa and Egypt Of the 37 countries that are part of the solar 'gigawatt club', only two - South Africa and E... Read More


Climate change, conflict: What is fuelling the Lake Chad crisis

India, Feb. 23 -- Climate change, religious conlficts andeconomic crisis have taken toll on people and environment One of Africa's largest freshwater bodies, the Lake Chad, has shrunk by 90 per cent.... Read More


Health ministry confirms 2 more coronavirus variants in India

India, Feb. 23 -- Uptick in cases in 5 states cannot be linked to these variants as of now, said NITI Aayog member VK Paul Two new variants of the novel coronavirus - other than the Brazilian, United... Read More


Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time

India, Feb. 22 -- The virus is always present in nature and, when circumstances allow, may jump from one species to another New reports of Ebola in Guinea are causing anxiety given the history of the... Read More


Unfair fields: Asymmetric WTO rules let US inflate cotton subsides must be reformed

India, Feb. 22 -- Cottton farmers in India andotherGlobal Southcountries, like the Afican C-4 of benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali,at peril due to lopsided policy Cotton subsidies have remained a conte... Read More


COVID-19 update: Amid spike in cases, Maharashtra warns of a second wave

India, Feb. 22 -- Punjab a cause of worry for a high death rate; Kerala continues to see spike in cases The Maharashtra government February 21, 2021 announced a new set of guidelines in the wake of r... Read More


How construction material derived from agro-waste can pave way for sustainable living

India, Feb. 22 -- Agro-based biocomposites help in carbon sequestration, control air pollution and reduce global warming India generates 500 million tonnes of crop residue annually, according to the ... Read More


Kalahandi's Kutia Kondhs: Subsistence a struggle for this tribe of nature worshippers

India, Feb. 22 -- Despite living in abject poverty and depending on natural resources for survival, the Kondhs do not use wood from the forests for fuel and also prevent illegal tree The Kutia Kondhs... Read More


Why restoring water systems should be top priority for Biden administration

India, Feb. 22 -- Healthy rivers can no longer be separated into the 'nice-to-have' column of environmental progress The Biden-Harris transition team identified COVID-19, economic recovery, racial eq... Read More


Unfair fields: Asymmetric WTO rules let US inflate cotton subsidies must be reformed

India, Feb. 22 -- Cottton farmers in India andotherGlobal Southcountries, like the Afican C-4 of benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali,at peril due to lopsided policy Cotton subsidies have remained a conte... Read More