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Climate change

Sea of change

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2013
CLIMATE change and the resultant rise in ocean temperatures is likely to upset natural cycles of processing carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen and phosphorous in planktons (microscopic aquatic plants), suggests a study published in Nature Climate Change.

Cool bug

Author(s): Tiasa Adhya
Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
CATTLE farming for meat and milk is one of the biggest sources of man-made greenhouse emissions. Methane produced by cattle gets released into the atmosphere. However, amount of methane loaded into the atmosphere from dung could have been much higher but for the humble dung beetles, which are declining in numbers across the globe.

Rain imbalance

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
Why did you carry out this study?

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
TECHNOLOGY Water forecast We rely on weather forecasts to know how hot or cold next few days would be. A new forecast system can now predict changes in ocean ecosystem, too, months in advance. Known as J-SCOPE, it works by feeding data from global climate models into a coastal ocean and oxygen model that helps predict oxygen levels and other ocean water properties.

The gas game

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
In the mid 1980s, the British Antarctic Survey team discovered a hole in the ozone layer. The depletion had started in the 1970s. There were reports of ozone hole over the North Pole as well. The hole meant we were exposed to harmful UV rays with severe health impacts such as malignant and non-malignant skin cancers.

Flow fact

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013
HIMALAYAN glaciers are the sustaining force for major river basins in northern India. Important rivers like the Ganga, Brahmaputra and the Indus depend on water released from these glaciers for their flow.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013

Rain lash

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013
Suresh Ingle was the owner of a twoand- a-half hectare (ha) orange orchard till the night of June 14. The next morning, a swift stream had materialised on his land, taking away half of the 300 trees and causing a well to collapse.

Letters - September 1-15, 2013

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013

Horses, pigs and climate change

Posted on: 26 Aug, 2013
Amongst the Nakhi community in China's Yunan province where small farmers, who produced food from biodiverse crop cum livestock farms, have been made to give way to large-scale industrial agro-livestock complexes
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