Cross Hairs: Who gives and who receives?
Humanity will be at the receiving end of all its actions
Maratha silent protests make noise for economic security, social justice
Reservation in government jobs and relief to drought-hit farmers are among the major demands of the Marathas
Why Zambia halts culling of hippos but South Africa goes for the kill?
While Zambia adopts a wait-and-watch policy on animal culling, South Africa plans to kill at least 100 hippos later this year
Study highlights dismal condition of women farmers
Women farmers, whose contribution to agriculture is equal or sometimes even more than their husbands, are often ignored
Marathwada floods: at least 12 killed; crops worth Rs 500 crore damaged
Floods affected 1,700 villages and also claimed lives of 183 animals
Assamese villagers become trailblazers in adaptive agriculture
From seed banks to rainwater harvesting, one village on the Brahmaputra has spread innovative agriculture through the region – as farmers …
On the edge
By 2050, India will experience a temperature rise of 1-4°C and rainfall will increase by 9-16 per cent. This will have a detrimental effect …
African Drought Conference: leaders focus on risk mitigation measures
African countries were urged to move away from crisis management approach to risk management
El Niño has caused massive crop failure, reduced livestock and pushed millions of people in Ethiopia into food insecurity
Dehydrated state of America
As California enters the fourth year of the worst drought it has seen in over 1,200 years, Venkat Srinivasan travels through America's most …
Over a million people affected by drought in Sri Lanka
With rain not expected for another two to three months, the government has warned that the situation may worsen
Is government manipulating agriculture data?
Government’s policy decisions and ground reports are in conflict with official data on sowing, production and agriculture insurance
Africa has witnessed massive population displacements
Africa has more countries affected by displacement than any other continent or region, and was home to more than 15 million internally displaced …
The rural weather department
Folklore guides farmers about droughts and rains
Factsheet: Extreme Weather Events
There has been evidence since 1950 of changes in climate extremes. Observed changes in climate extremes reflect the influence of anthropogenic …
Govt to launch climate vulnerability map of India soon
A common set of indicators will be used for vulnerability-profiling and ranking of 650 districts all over the country
Zimbabwe baobab trees dying due to mysterious disease
This could cause a potential food crisis in the country which is in the throes of drought
Jharkhand’s children deprived of mid-day meal despite Supreme Court order, say activists
Jharkhand is the one of the worst-affected states in the country with its 22 out of 24 districts facing drought
'River regulation responsible for decline in water bird population in Australia'
Kate Brandis, joint research fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW and Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation
EL NINO WATCH
Why are monsoons difficult to predict? (Part-II)
B N Goswami, Director of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology explains why rains in the tropics are difficult to predict.
Why are monsoons difficult to predict? (Part-I)