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Genetically engineered pea seeds can successfully ward off voracious pests

Indian scientists at the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) in Lucknow, have identified and isolated a gene from the black eyed cowpea (Vigna unguicalata) which codes for a protein that

Recent protests by villagers of Puddukottai, Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts in Tamil Nadu, against mushrooming shrimp farms near their settlements, have forced the state government to establish

A piece of good news for those who cannot give up smoking -- take a lot of vitamin C and you could avert heart and lung diseases caused by cigarette smoke (Nature, Vol 370, No 6489). A team of

US scientists have found what makes fruits such as bananas, avocados and tomatoes, vulnerable to fungal diseases that destroy up to 50 per cent of the produce post-harvest. Moshe Flaishman and

The Indian Parliament has passed legislation that promotes the use of vehicles using alternate fuel

Stomach ulcers have long been associated with excess gastric acid in the stomach. But researchers at Monash University at Melbourne have identified a bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, as the culprit,

A recent report on the Narmada Sagar and Omkareshwar projects raises fears of the loss of biodiversity in the region

The Union ministry of surface transport is hardselling trams as the answer to the terrible traffic snarls in Indian cities

"Green cover" -- a near-generic, near-pacifist environmental term today -- was coined at a time of bitter war, by Allied troops hiding from Japanese bombing runs in Malaya's forests in World War II.

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