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Sewage treatment plants can turn E Coli into superbug
In samples collected from Sabarmati river, two lakes and three effluent treatment plants, researchers find microorganisms to be drug resistant
Pollution 'time bomb' ticking for Ganga despite ODF
India is on the verge of being declared open-defecation free but the next big challenge is to safely dispose millions of tonnes of shit in our …
IMD warns of heat waves, warmer than normal summer
The weather agency predicts central and north-western India will bear the brunt of the sun, while heat waves has struck several parts of the south
IMD confirms weak El Nino conditions
In India, there is a relationship between El Nino events and hotter than usual summers along with a decrease in rainfall during the monsoon
International space experts don’t agree with PM Modi’s explanation on ASAT
Concerns: Space debris, danger to other satellites, trigger to similar moves from other countries
A treatise on how science came to grasp evolution in mammals
Success of Mission Shakti a culmination of efforts made over two decades
India had been working on weapon systems to intercept space objects to be able to secure its own for a long time
‘Telecom industry did no research on health impacts of 5G’
India plans to begin 5G trials by 2020, but experts and industry stand at odds over its impact on human health and environment. The fifth …
‘5G will better connect rural areas’
'5G is unlikely to cause health concerns'
World Meteorological Day 2019: The Sun, the Earth and the weather
This year, the day is focusing on the role of the Sun on the Earth and the changing pattern of our climate and weather
Africa Climate Week: Cyclone Idai highlights urgent need of climate finance
The cyclone is already being touted as one of the worst natural disasters in the southern hemisphere
Resolution on nitrogen can lead to a carbon-like framework
The resolution for sustainable nitrogen management in the United Nations Environment Assembly was led by India for the first time
Fall Armyworm attack: The damage done
The deadly but little understood crop pest, poses a threat to food security and livelihoods of millions as it ravages crops in Africa and …
What is the bomb cyclone blitzing across US?
The winter storm, Ulmer, has led to terrifying blizzard conditions, tropical storm winds and heavy rainfall; killing one person
Robots are here, almost
The use of industrial robots is growing at an unprecedented rate in India. Are blue-collar jobs under threat?
How the 2015-16 El Nino affected disease outbreaks
Major diseases like chikungunya, dengue, malaria, hantavirus, rift valley fever, cholera, plague and zika are affected by the weather events …
Heat waves strike south India as north copes with cold
While northern India is witnessing an extended winter season, the southern part of the country started experiencing heat wave conditions on March …
Annual UN report recognises the threats posed by nitrogen pollution
The Frontiers Report 2019, released on March 4, has included a chapter on nitrogen pollution
The story of how mammals evolved
In his book ‘I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes us Mammals’, former neurobiologist Liam Drew takes the reader on a spectacular journey
Why is India’s weather becoming more difficult to predict?
With two more Western Disturbances forecasted by IMD for March 2 and March 7, the winter might still stay for a while
Haryana's move to expose Aravallis to 'development' may turn Delhi into a desert
Already vulnerable gaps in the hills may no longer be able to protect north India from the Thar
Did you know Indian and West African monsoons are linked?
A report by an IISc scientist says that El Nino oscillates between both regions and affects the intensity of their rainfall
'Warmer future can lead to heavier hailstorms'
UK researcher Amulya Chevuturi talks to DTE about how hailstorms occur and how they could intensify with rising temperatures
A 2015-like swine flu outbreak might be on the anvil
A major outbreak can be inferred from its rapid spread towards the northern states which have not been highly affected by the virus in the past …