Accepting the “realities” of the challenges of climate change in the Sunderbans, forest department has for the first time initiated a scientific study on Thursday for in-situ monitoring of hydrolog

Hard rot disease, a fungal infection of plants characterised by lesions with hard surfaces and rotten tissue, is affecting an increasing number of pasur (Xyicarpus mekongensis pirre) trees in diffe

Last year’s flood brought miseries and devastation for the people belonging to seven coastal talukas of Thatta district but it brought about some positive environmental changes nevertheless.

Community initiative tackles perennial problem of groundwater salinity

The country

About 10.56 lakh out of 16.89 lakh hectares of coastal land in the country are affected by salinity of various degrees, according to a survey of the Soil Resources Development Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The findings of the survey in 2010 on saline soil of Bangladesh said that more than 62 per cent out of the total cultivated land in the coastal areas had already been affected by

There is no imminent threat of sea water intrusion into the Kelani river as a result of the prevailing dry weather, National Water Supply and Drainage Board chairman Karunasena Hettiarachchi told the Daily News yesterday.

He requested the public not to be deceived by false rumours that sea water has mixed with the water being distributed in Colombo.

He noted that certain reports in the media

BHUBANESWAR: Orissa, which till the last decade used just about 14 per cent of its available groundwater, has shown a rapid rise in utilisation which has jumped to 26.14 per cent.

Salinity particularly in the thousands of acres of croplands in the country

Salinity grips nearly 80 percent villages under Koira upazila in the district, causing persistent crisis of safe drinking water and extensive damage to arable lands, especially those producing paddy and vegetables.

Due to high salinity following the onslaught of cyclone Aila on May 25 in 2009, paddy yield per bigha of land has come down to 8-10 maunds while it was 20-22 maunds earlier in Koira