Hurricane Maria unleashes devastation in Puerto Rico; 3.4 million without power

The Category 4 hurricane with sustained wind speed of 250 km/h snapped power lines, uprooted trees and brought 50 cm of rainfall

Improved heat tolerance and drought resistance help pearl millet fight climate change

The reference genome and analysis of 1,000 lines of the pearl millet genome has provided the clue as to how this dryland cereal survives in temperatures over 42 degrees Celsius

Mexico hit by yet another earthquake in less than a fortnight; at least 149 killed

The latest earthquake in Mexico is estimated to be the deadliest since 1985

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Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. She is an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets

Old answers for ‘new’ monsoon

Mitigating floods and droughts has only one answer: obsessive attention to …

Waste not the dissent

For so long we have used backyards of our cities as dumping grounds, but people …

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'Biotechnology does not mean only GM crops'

Rajeev Varshney ,Global research programme director, genetic gains, ICRISAT. He is also a Winthrop research professor at the University of Western Australia and has 15 years research experience in international agriculture

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  • Wildlife homicide
  • Wildlife homicide

    The book lays bare wildlife mismanagement and chronicles the demise of nature in the world's most biodiverse country

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