Smoke and mirrors on COVID-19 drugs?
In a brutal fight to corner the successful outcome of research, governments are openly using money power to grab the first rights to promising …
Setback for clean innovation, boost to fossil fuels
USA’s exit from the Paris Agreement can lead to a higher degree of global temperature rise, with widespread impacts
Paris foretold and forewarned: what to expect from COP21
The French government knows it cannot make the same blunders as the Danish government made in Copenhagen in 2009, when trust between countries&…
Does Volkswagen fraud signal death of diesel?
Making diesel vehicles clean, powerful and fuel-efficient is no easy task, and the Volkswagen cheating case has exposed this. This should act as …
US’ revised Clean Power Plan not ambitious enough
The final plan boasts of only a marginal difference in the amount of power generation-related emissions reduced until 2030
'Cheap gas makes renewables appear less attractive'
Researcher and professor at University of Maryland, Klaus Hubacek, explains the costs of the natural gas boom in terms of its impact for overall …
Ignore US bullying on IPRs
Countries should not be stampeded into changing laws by the USTR's arbitrary Special 301 report
Polar vortex may freeze parts of US again this winter
Private weather forecaster AccuWeather forecasts a colder winter due to polar vortex; US Met office bets on El Niño
Why demand for Gondwana state continues to be scuttled
Successive governments have been rejecting demand for separate tribal state in central India on the ground that there is no unifying language. …
Lima climate summit: Commitment to deal with ‘Loss and Damage’ weakens
Least Developed Countries and civil society organisations call for an explicit inclusion of ‘Loss and Damage’ in the climate …
The Green World Order: India vs China — who can lead?
The world is sitting on the brink of a catastrophe. Neither the US nor China is keen to safeguard the world through their roadmaps on the Green …
Does India need a pact with China in Paris?
As India’s growth ambitions are different and more critical than that of China, the coalition may not be a good idea
Recession, not natural gas, was major cause of drop in US emissions
A recent study shows that the US power sector’s coal-to-gas switch played only a modest role
HPV vaccination crucial to reducing cervical cancer, says study
States in the US which have a higher rate of HPV vaccination have a lower rate of cervical cancer
Who are you?
Microorganisms have a complex equation with humans. From the structure of our bodies to cultural differences, the invisible beings influence our …
Brickbats for compulsory licences
US criticises India and BRIC group for strengthening provisions on life-saving medicines
Trouble ahead for Horn of Africa as white maize stocks dry up
Experts are worried that drops in surplus will leave very little for Horn of Africa’s needs
US announces new methane emission standards for oil and gas industry
The government estimates that complying with these standards will reduce methane emissions by up to 45 per cent by 2025
Climate change hits food production
Global warming has resulted in 20 per cent increase in price of wheat, maize, rice and soybean
Another monsoon. The season of suffering in India's flood plains. And of blaming upstream people for floods. Is there an end to this
Sexual violence is a pervasive threat for female farm workers — here’s how the US could reduce their risk
Studies show 80% of Mexican and Mexican American women farmworkers in US have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work
G7 sets renewables target, no timeline for fossil fuel phase out
Gas investments and nuclear energy remain in play while urgent action is needed to phase out fossil fuels
UAE’s Hope orbiter is on way to the Red Planet
The aim of the mission is to understand weather on Mars through all seasons and study how atmospheric oxygen and hydrogen escape into space
George Floyd killing is time to say it again: Racism has no place in science
A single mutation in a gene called ‘SLC24A5’ is responsible for giving Europeans their light skin
Donald Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off COVID-19. Is that wise?
There is a 20% genetic difference between SARS-CoV-2 and previous SARS coronavirus, meaning we should not assume a drug shown to act against SARS …