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Deflecting solar rays could improve food supply


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Deflecting solar rays from the earth could be one way of improving food output, as global warming aggravates the likelihood of crop failures in the heat-stressed ... Read more...

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Potatoes hot property in Lahaul’s cold deserts


October 25th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Oct 25 (IANS) With harsh wintry conditions sapping the juice out of Himachal Pradesh's fruit production this season, potatoes in the picturesque Lahaul Valley have been among the few ... Read more...

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Bengal famine revisited - through an artist’s works


July 7th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Artist Chittoprasad Bhattacharya chronicled the great Bengal famine of 1943-1944 with sketches of abject human suffering that he experienced as an artist struggling to survive ... Read more...

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‘NGOs getting foreign funds to work against Indian farmers’


April 18th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An umbrella group of farmers' organisations Monday alleged that various NGOs were getting funds from foreign organisations to run campaigns against Indian farmers and sought a ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices to precipitate global hunger, riots


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Soaring food prices over the next few decades will push millions of people into hunger worldwide, thanks to famine, mass migrations and riots, experts warn.The report by Foresight, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Top 10 global weather events in 2010


January 14th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A panel of experts has ranked the top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010 as follows.According to Christian Science Monitor, voters considered the scope and unusualness ... Read more...

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Disney Channel announces TV premiere of Ray’s ‘Feluda - The Kathmandu Caper’


December 24th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec. 24 (ANI-Business Wire India): Disney Channel has announced the premiere of Feluda - The Kathmandu Caper on January 1, 2011 as the special New Year treat for all Disney fans. ... Read more...

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Large-scale crop failures to increase under climate change, finds study


October 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that large-scale crop failures like the one that caused the recent Russian wheat crisis are likely to become more common under climate change ... Read more...

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Food prices may soar due to global warming


October 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Large-scale crop failures are likely to become more common in the wake of climate change and lead to spiralling prices.Rising temperatures could trigger events such as the wheat ... Read more...

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25 Vidarbha farmers committed suicide in a week: activist


March 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 29 (IANS) As many as 25 debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in the past one week in the agrarian crisis-hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an activist said Monday. "While six ... Read more...

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‘Floods, drought derailing India’s fight against poverty’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) The massive food scarcity in India due to floods and drought is impacting hundreds of millions, derailing ongoing humanitarian work by years and adding to other serious ... Read more...

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Prepared remarks of President Obama at U.N. Climate Change Summit


September 22nd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The following are President Obama's prepared remarks for his address at the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York City on Tuesday."Good morning. I want ... Read more...

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Big volcanic eruptions can cool the tropics


January 6th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Climate researchers have shown that big volcanic eruptions over the past 450 years have temporarily cooled weather in the tropics.The researchers included Rosanne DArrigo, a scientist at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India has adequate rice, wheat stocks, says government


September 26th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Amid fears of accelerating food crisis across the world, India Friday said it is comfortably placed with nearly 28 million tonnes of rice stock.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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Kerala asks centre to provide funds for farm loan waiver


September 9th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kalpetta (Kerala), Sep 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said cooperative banks in the state are facing a crisis as the central government has not yet provided them funds under ... Read more...

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Never lose hope; never stop dreaming: Rahul tells rural youth


July 18th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), July 18 (IANS) Unencumbered by overzealous party followers or obsequious bureaucrats and with no VIP cavalcades trailing him, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi darted in and out of three parched villages ... Read more...

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Over 250,000 Nepalis facing severe food crunch: World Food Programme


June 20th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Kathmandu, June 20 (Xinhua) More than 250,000 people in nine districts in Nepal are now facing a severe food shortage due to crop failures, the Nepal unit of World Food Programme (WFP) ... Read more...

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Maharashtra farmer ends life in government office


March 10th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin
Akola (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) A debt-ridden farmer in Maharashtra committed suicide Monday by consuming poison in a government office near here, blaming the entire state machinery "from the local police station ... Read more...

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Trent University anthropologist reveals lifestyle clues of Inca mummies


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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