dry areas

‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts

June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Air pollution aggravates drought, flooding

November 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Rising air pollution levels can seriously affect cloud formation in ways that reduce precipitation in dry areas, while increasing rain, snowfall and severe storms in wet ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ants, termites can boost wheat yields

March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Allowing ants and termites to flourish on farmlands can boost wheat yields by more than a third, a finding that has a direct bearing on food ... Read more...

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Cutting carbon concentrations can prevent drought

March 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Reducing carbon concentrations would have a beneficial spin-off -- help prevent droughts caused by global warming.New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Patil to end visit to Syria, to return to New Delhi

November 29th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghDamascus, Nov.29 (ANI): Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will conclude her four-day visit to the Syrian Arab Republic on Monday, and return home later tonight.On Monday, Patil will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Business |

Scientists use algae to develop photo-bioreactors and novel cell decomposition methods

August 7th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Using energy production from microalgae, a team of scientists is developing closed photo-bioreactors and novel cell disruption methods.Microalgae are monocellular, plant-like organisms engaged in photosynthesis and converting carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly plant plague threatens wheat production in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan

July 31st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists are racing to arm Afghanistan against a deadly, airborne wheat rust disease that threatens wheat production and food security in this war-torn nation and the region that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Punjab lacks drinking water: Radio Pakistan

May 5th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, May 4 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its latest programme has stated that Punjab, known for the its five rivers-Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Chenab and the Jhelum (now it Pakistan), is not getting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cracks in Earth may contribute to global warming

February 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has found that the cracks in Earths surface exhale large quantities of gas, perhaps enough to contribute to global warming.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Local climate affects dengue transmission in a region

February 17th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Its the local climate and short-term changes in temperature and precipitation that affects dengue transmission in a region, according to a new study.Researchers from the US Centers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New plant gene discovery may lead to drought-tolerant crops

February 28th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, February 28 (ANI): Finnish and American scientists have identified a gene which is key to the regulation of carbon dioxide uptake for photosynthesis and water evaporation in plants, a discovery that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |