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How plants breathe and how that can help humans

Scientists find how humans shaped plants’ breathing mechanism, which could help develop more drought-resistant crops

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Drought causes Bundelkhand’s farmers to turn defaulters

In Uttar Pradesh’s portion of the Bundelkhand region, farmers’ lands are being auctioned due to their inability to pay loans

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Somalia records third-driest rainy season in 39 years

The main rainy season (April-June) has been below average in the country since late 2015

 

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After Cape Town, is Sydney heading for a date with Day Zero?

From June 1, 2019, the Australian megapolis will face water cuts again after nearly a decade as levels in its dams are just over 50 per …

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NDA trounces agrarian crisis to win rural areas

Despite the rural hinterland being in the throes of agrarian distress, the incumbent coalition has won handsomely in these very areas

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This monsoon is different

It is one of the few years where a monsoon is entering at a time when half of India’s districts are facing drought; some are facing the …

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All about the first-ever global assessment on biodiversity

Down To Earth followed the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ from when it was a draft to …

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New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

Advance warning about likely deficit in reservoir storage could help in water management during droughts

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MGNREGA: Drought-hit India abandoned 18 lakh water works in just one year

India's villages miss a golden chance to become drought-proof as more MGNREGA projects grind to a halt 

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Saurashtra woes: Helpless farmers hope for the miracle of water

Arid Saurashtra in Gujarat has been facing an acute agrarian crisis due to lack of water for irrigation

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India heads to an unprecedented rural economic crisis

Fifth consecutive drought for 1/3 districts, dipping rural wages, El Nino threatening monsoon have squeezed livelihood options for over 500&…

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पहले बूथ लूटे जाते थे, अब चुनाव लूटा जा रहा है : जल जन जोड़ो अभियान

महाराष्ट्र में आजादी के बाद सिंचाई के लिए सबसे अधिक बा…

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