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India needs rural innovations for boosting economy: study

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
India is ranked 14th among 24 countries in the creative productivity index (CPI), highlighting the need for further investments in physical infrastructure and human capital, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist Intelligence Unit released on Friday.

World Water Week discusses green options to manage water resources

Issue Date: Sep 4, 2014
A new Green Infrastructure (GI) guide, launched by the United Nations on the occasion of World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of using GI solutions for water resources management.

Chronicle of the end foretold

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

'Ebola is the result of environmental degradation'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Some say deforestation and mining are triggering deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola. What is your opinion?

Good ol' dug well

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

Tracking the elusive metallic spider

Author(s): Atula Gupta 
Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

High on green

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Recently, i saw a few maids plucking the leaves from a branch of a moringa tree near my house. I was a bit hesitant to interfere, but was curious about what they planned to do with the leaves. “We eat them,” they replied shyly. A do-gooder cable operator who was passing by stopped to listen to the conversation. He enquired further in Odia and told me that the leaves were a common food in rural areas. I asked the maids if they could share a few leaves, and they happily agreed.

Sweet-heart trouble

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
As a young man, Pradeep Yadav saw his father suffer a heart attack, so he was careful. A teetotaller, he would not drink or smoke, and he exercised regularly. Like a true believer in the diet-heart hypothesis—that cholesterol and saturated fat in food raise the cholesterol level in blood, which in turn raises the risk of heart disease—he would even throw away the cholesterol-rich egg yolk.
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