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Scientists synthesise cannabis like products in lab
The developed chemicals' commercial use is limited since it is difficult to procure sufficient quantities of marine sources for their isolation
At least 300 Delhi students fall ill after toxic gas leak; government orders probe
While investigation is on to find the cause of leakage, police have assured legal action against handlers
Bitter organic brew
Falling income and lukewarm market are forcing organic coffee growers to go back to chemical fertilisers
Malaysia indicts Japan
Arsenic down under
A Geological Survey of India study points to the possible role played by use of phosphatic fertilisers, among other factors, in the occurrence …
Chlor-alkali’s acid test
The Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project assesses the trade
A revolution redefined
Troubled by the degradation of soil and water, French farmers are now switching to a more sustainable practise of agriculture
Looks like Basmati but
India is losing the pride of many a pulao -- the aroma and taste of basmati rice. What are scientists and legal experts fighting about?
BHOPAL: the bad dream continues
Bhopal is a metaphor for disaster, industrial and human. It has been the object of much speculation and typically endless litigation. A case …
Vizag gas leak: Govt report details short and long-term impact on nearby areas
The gas leak resulted in several impacts on the health of the people who lived in five villages located near the chemical plant managed by the&…
Maharashtra, pollution board differ on Dow plant
Vizag gas leak: Curtain calls on the accountability of LG Polymers
Lapses in managing styrene monomer gas in the plant and lack of timely emergency response measures led to the styrene gas leak
Stinking for two decades
Industrial effluent is contaminating Gujarat villages, but the authorities have not nailed the culprits
इंसानी जानों को खतरे में डाल अरबों की फसल काट रही हैं कीटनाशक कंपनियां: रिपोर्ट
भारत में इन कम्पनियों द्वारा बेचे गए कुल कीटनाशकों में अत्यधिक हानिकारक कीटनाशकों (एचएचपी) का हिस्सा करीब 59 फीसदी था जबकि उन्होंने ब्रिटेन में ...
India has the highest number of organic farmers globally, but most of them are struggling
Poor policy measures, rising input costs and limited market are affecting growth of organic farming in the country
Excess nitrogen fertilisers hamper germination, root growth in rice: study
Indian scientists have now identified rice varieties that are efficient in nitrogen use
"Subsidies have to be withdrawn"
A study reveals how subsidies are encouraging farmers to waste water and use land and fertilisers unsustainably.