It’s another dull year for cardamom
A surge in prices after a twomonth gap has put an end to a revival in shipments.
Australia’s wildfire crisis key numbers behind the disaster
Some 1,365 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales alone this fire season an...
Wildfires may hit Sydney’s water supplies
Warragamba Dam is located 65km west of Sydney, catching water flowing from the mountains. It is at ...
Bundelkhand, India’s most water scarce region, could get piped water in homes next year
The Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday invited bids from private consultants to help draw up a plan and select companies to execute a project to take piped water to nine most water-deficient districts in Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions.
Bats starving to death in Australia drought
There has been a "rapid increase" in the number of stricken native flying foxes found in areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the past two weeks, rescue group Bats Queensland told AFP.
From drought to deluge: Monsoon begins retreat after extended stay
October 9 withdrawal marks most delayed departure; season saw many rain records being drowned.
Quantum Leap: Gene editing could prove to be a game-changer
A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, claimed last year that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies using Crispr, to make them resistant to HIV, although that could make them more vulnerable to other diseases. He invited condemnation from around the world and exposed the dangers of unregulated gene editing.
Alaska set to finish 2019 with record warm year
with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires. The turmoil is part of a rapid warming pattern in which Alaska - at the leading edge of climate change due to its proximity to the Arctic - is heating at twice the rate of the planet as a whole, researchers say.
Thousands of baby flying foxes starve after Australian bushfires
A threatened species, the grey-headed flying fox is one of the world's largest bats, with a wingspan of up to a metre, and is covered in dark grey fur with an orange collar. "We have lost about 90 in the last three weeks," said Hugh Pitty, an ecologist who monitors a breeding colony that forms each year from November to May in the east coast town of Bega.
View: Behind JJP's move to ally with BJP, the aim is to end a 14-year long power drought for Chautalas
By supporting the BJP, JJP has taken a complete u-turn on its stand during the campaign when it vowed not to support the BJP post the results. Both Dushyant Chautala and his mother had made public statements saying they would never support the BJP.
Sugar traders hold tight: India set to roil markets again
Sugar output is expected to bounce back in 2020 from an estimated three-year low this year.
Coconut output drops 10% to lowest in 4 years
Slump due to erratic weather patterns, general neglect of crop.
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
GST compensation to 9 states put at Rs 70,000 Cr
Revenue collections from GST may fall short & compensation requirement of major states could jump.
Utkal Tubers to ramp up production of high yielding seed potatoes
The company plans to increase the production by investing in research and development, introducing new high-quality proprietary varieties of seeds and utilizing technology advancements like cocopeat and aeroponics technologies for seed multiplication.
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