Chromolaena odorata (Eupatorium odoratum), commonly known as Eupatorium, is an introduced weed which became a menace in plantations, forests, marginal lands and open areas in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka. The weed calls for effective control by applying suitable methods.

Giant wind farms may grab the headlines but plans to develop local off-grid electricity will have bigger impact on Africans and carbon emissions.

June 22: Electricity from chicken litter and cooking gas from kitchen waste. Sounds strange? That

Sri Lanka has managed to keep the man-elephant conflict at bay. Elephant dung is used to make paper, an excellent source of revenue, and farmers no longer want to harm elephants, writes Michael Patrao

Sri Lanka has a sizeable elephant population, which has been under threat in recent times despite the fact that it is revered in Buddhist culture.

THRISSUR: Students of biotechnology engineering of Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kodakara in the district, have come out with a novel project to convert elephant dung into useful bio-products such as paper, briquette, biogas etc. The project can made use to dispose the huge quantity of elephant dung generated at the Anakotta of Guruvayur Devaswom.

The nitrogen enriched phosphocompost was prepared utilizing the abundantly available green biomass of Lantana camara and supplemented with 12.5 and 25.0 per cent levels of rock phosphate, 1.0% fertilizer nitrogen (urea), 5.0 and 10.0 per cent pyrite or by inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum and Aspergillus awamori.

With more than 3.5 million animals, Ethiopia has the largest cattle population in Africa. Milk production, however, is very low, and its per capita consumption is lower than the African or the world

Intrinsic antibiotic resistance has been a fact of bacterium life since long before humans discovered the use of antibiotic drugs. However, the introduction of pharmaceutical antibiotics in the 1940s and explosion in use ever since dramatically accelerated the spread of antibiotic-resistance genes.

Fly ash is an amorphous ferroalumino silicate, an important solid waste around thermal power plants. It creates problems leading to environmental degradation due to improper utilization or disposal.

Malta has a serious nitrate pollution problem. But where is it all coming from? Marianne Stuart traces the source from the underground galleries to farmer