Issue Date: Dec 31, 2010
Drought leaves amazon thirsty
The Negro river, a major tributary of the Amazon in Brazil, dropped to a depth of about 14 metres, which is the lowest since record-keeping began in 1902. About 60,000 people have gone hungry as falling river levels hit transport, farming and fishing. Scientists blamed El Niño, a cyclical warming of tropical waters in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, for it.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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