Several topics were discussed in the interview with the newly appointed head of IIT Madras, Kamakoti Veezhinathan. The most prominent of these topics was a discussion on joint patents with farmers and how the new IIT Madras director hopes to make the institute great.
Chinese scientists have developed salt-tolerant strains of seawater rice that may be grown in coastal areas where crops are presently tough to cultivate. The news arrives as China works to safeguard local food and energy supplies in the face of geopolitical conflicts.
A major UK study finds that pharmaceutical manufacturing sites is the primary contributors of drug contamination and has polluted almost all the rivers of the world.
The study, which was published in the journal PLOS Biology on February 3, looked at 91 studies on the impact of ocean acidification on fish behaviour. It discovered that higher-quality research revealed fewer effects on fish behaviour, and that the studies with the most striking results had tiny sample sizes, rendering them statistically unreliable.
There are dead birds falling from the sky and raining down on cars over at Pembrokeshire. An environmental enthusiast has even stated unequivocally that whatever caused the catastrophe was manmade without a doubt.
The transport of the first waterway consignment consisting of 40 metric tonnes of processed pineapples was initiated by Tripura CM Biplab Deb. The pineapples would be exported from the industrial growth centre located at Kumarghat in the Unokoti district of Tripura to Hamburg in Germany.
The California Coastal Commission voted 5-3 this week to drop nearly 3,000 pounds of poison from helicopters onto the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge in a controversial effort to stop invasive mice.
On Monday, India alongside the veto-yielding Russia effectively blocked a controversial proposal which would allow UN Security Council to consult on issues regarding climate change.
The most powerful private financial interests in the world, under the cover of COP26, have developed a plan to transform the global financial system by fusing with institutions like the World Bank and using them to further erode national sovereignty in the developing world.
India is suspending patents for a variety of cultivated potatoes, specifically grown for the popular potato chips Lay's owned by PepsiCo Inc. This is in accordance to the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights (PPVFR) Authority order issued on Friday.