The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) says it has found a way to control the growth of aquatic weeds, the wild plants which pose a big challenge to revival of the City's vanishing lakes.

CM blames engineers for poor quality of buildings

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H K Patil on Thursday said a study has revealed that at least 12,000 water bodies under his department and 8,000 lakes under the Minor Irrigation department have virtually died.

NAGPUR: In 1993, Pili river near Mankapur had been flooded, claiming lives of nine people. Besides, many residential localities including Mankapur, Zingabai Takli and Jafar Nagar were inundated.

Invasive species are regarded as one of the largest threats to biodiversity but little is known about the invasion of exotic plants into the tropical forest. The per cent grass availability in gaur (Bos gaurus H. Smith, 1827) foraging areas in three different habitats namely dry deciduous forest, moist deciduous forest and thorn forest in relation to weed category areas viz., Lantana camara invasion areas, Chromolaena odorata invasion areas, 'both weeds invasion' and 'weed-free' areas were investigated in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve between November 2003 and April 2004.

Balancing productivity, profitability, and environmental health is a key challenge for agricultural sustainability. Most crop production systems in the United States are characterized by low species and management diversity, high use of fossil energy and agrichemicals, and large negative impacts on the environment. We hypothesized that cropping system diversification would promote ecosystem services that would supplement, and eventually displace, synthetic external inputs used to maintain crop productivity.

The present paper deals with relation between zooplankton and physico-chemical parameters.

Srinagar: Above normal temperatures for the past one month in Kashmir has posed a fresh challenge for the authorities looking after the conservation of Dal Lake, the city’s major tourist destinatio

Conservation agriculture (CA) is an agricultural management practice in which there is minimum soil disturbance, retention of residue for soil cover and rotation of major crops. In contrast, soil in traditional agriculture is intensively tilled to prepare a fine and well-pulverized seedbed. Soil tillage or land preparation is the most energy-consuming operation among all field operations. Compared to traditional agriculture, farmers can save up to 40% of time, labour and fuels in CA.

A fast-spreading plague of "super weeds" taking over U.S.

Rice and wheat, being the staple food, play a crucial role in the food security of India. Increase in temperature, atmospheric greenhouse gases, and soil degradation and competition for land and water resources will have multiple impacts on the rice–wheat cropping system of northwest India.