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  • New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    Ranchi (ISW) - Indian scientists have developed a hydrogel from gum of guar (cluster bean) that can increase soil moisture and help farmers save their crops in case of water scarcity. Hydrogels are network of polymers that can hold...

    2018-03-30 08:21:54.0
  • Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study

    Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study

    Gandhinagar (ISW): Here is more evidence why we need to worry about climate change. A new study says extreme rainfall events are on the rise in India and attributes the trend to man-made emissions, what scientists call anthropogenic warming. Not...

    2018-03-30 07:11:02.0
  • Keralas traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kerala's traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kochi (ISW): Rice is a staple food for millions of Indians. It can also be a vital source of nutrition and health-benefiting substances if some of the nutritious varieties of rice traditionally grown can be popularized and polishing is kept to a...

    2018-03-23 11:05:29.0
  • Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

    Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

    Tokyo (ISJ) – An international group of researchers have, for the first time, accurately calculated the effects of aerosols on cloud in a climate model using the powerful K computer – the highest calibre of supercomputers in the world.Aerosols play...

    2018-03-09 08:06:53.0
  • Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Aligarh (ISW) - Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has use beyond GM crops in agriculture. A group of Indian scientists have found new...

    2017-11-12 06:11:36.0
  • Heatwaves projected to become more frequent in India

    Heatwaves projected to become more frequent in India

    Gandhinagar (ISW) - Heatwaves in India are projected to become more frequent during the current century under different climate change scenarios, a new study has concluded. Even if the global mean temperature is limited to 2 degrees above...

    2017-10-20 02:24:30.0
  • Shift in farming techniques required to cope up with climate change: study

    Shift in farming techniques required to cope up with climate change: study

    New Delhi (ISJ) -It was in the 1970s that the term 'climate change' was coined. Agriculture is one sector that both contributes to and affected by climate change, and research around the world is now advancing towards 'climate-smart' agriculture....

    2017-09-24 07:50:50.0
  • Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Chennai (ISW): Farmers often use toxic chemicals to destroy unwanted vegetation in their fields but such use can also adversely affect yield of crops. Now Indian scientists have found a way to grow rice crop tolerant to herbicides. A...

    2017-09-06 16:38:57.0
  • Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    N.B. Nair Puducherry (ISJ) – Indian scientists have isolated probiotics from chicken intestine, which could help disease-free poultry products. The bacteria isolated from intestine of country chicken is a lactic acid bacteria called...

    2017-08-23 07:46:14.0
  • By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    Without action, climate change could devastate South Asia, says MIT studyWashington (ISJ) - Climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection in South Asia, warned...

    2017-08-07 05:59:58.0
  • Warm up of Earth inevitable; India among high-risk nations

    Warm up of Earth inevitable; India among high-risk nations

    Washington/London (ISJ) - Even if humans could instantly turn off all emissions of greenhouse gases, Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the century, according to a sophisticated new analysis published in...

    2017-08-02 06:37:01.0
  • Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. The study reports a newly discovered biological pathway that...

    2017-07-30 13:51:12.0
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