Nearly 37 countries are facing food emergencies as against 31 countries that had faced food shortages

Droughts in west Africa over the past 20 years may have been caused by the destruction of rainforests in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, and further defore

ZIMBABWEAN authorities at the Gonarezhou National Park are going ahead with their plan to cull elephant and impala herds by as much as one-third to ensure the survival of other species, including

In the past decade there has been extensive research into tropical intraseasonal variability, one of the major components of the low frequency variability of the general atmospheric circulation. This paper briefly reviews the state-of-the-art in this research area: the nature of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, its relation to monsoonal and extratropical circulations, and the current theoretical understandings.

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This report was published by CSE for a presentation to the Parliament of India on the impact of environmental destruction on floods and drought.

India is facing a perfect storm in managing water. There is a report that says India's underground water tables are disappearing fast. WION brings you this story

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In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists --Nawab Mallik, MLA & Chief Spokesperson, NCP; Tehseen Poonawalla, Political Analyst & Columnist; Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Anjali Damania, Convener, Aam Aadmi Party and Dr. Subodh Wagle, Trustee & President , Prayas debate the issue.

Sept. 17: The Centre today announced a diesel subsidy of up to Rs 500 per hectare to farmers in drought-hit Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand to help them irrigate their fields.

FARMERS in drought-hit districts will get diesel subsidy of 500 per hectare, even as the Centre awaits bumper crop production for most key kharif crops including paddy, cotton, pulses, and sugarcane.

A good monsoon and prospects of a good kharif and rabi should have a sobering effect on food prices, still in excess of 15%.

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