Probiotics: a first look at what's going on in the gut
The one-size-fits-all approach to probiotics is not ideal; they should instead be tailored to individuals, depending both on what they need and …
The hidden secrets of insect poop
Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even …
Similar patterns of antibiotic resistance found in animals, humans and their environment: study
Conducted in Ujjain district, the study highlights that genes responsible for resistance were commonly detected across samples
Cotton sari filtration, heating kill most bacteria in water
When will coliform matter?
India fails to notify standards for treated sewage
Urban shit: where does it all go?
India is staring at a big sanitation crisis and needs to reinvent its excreta disposal mechanism
Increasing pollution, depleting water table make groundwater in Kathmandu unfit for drinking
Colombo’s marshes cannot avert floods the way they used to. Construction is to be blamed
Mired in sewage
Temple town Guruvayur adamant on dumping its sewage in backwater villages despite stringent laws, opposition
Can we save Ganga?
The Ganga is getting political attention. What does it take to clean the river? Down To Earth team travels to the most polluted stretch of the …
Stench in my backyard
As Kerala cities dump their waste in the countryside, people in the villages hit back. An unresolved civic problem of decades compounded by …