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The map, showing groundwater withdrawals as a percentage of groundwater recharge, is based on state-level estimates of annual withdrawals and recharge reported by India's Ministry of Water Resources. The three states included in this study are labeled. Credit: NASA/Matt Rodell

By Ruchika Thakur: If a recent NASA report titled “NASA Satellites Unlock Secret to Northern India’s Vanishing Water” is to be believed, 114 million residents of Jaipur and Delhi stand ...
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By Arati Nair: I recently visited a popular south Indian Lord Ganesha temple, Kottarakara Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. What struck me besides the scorching summer heat, was the horde of ...
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By Akhil Kumar: The second film in the 9×9 film festival discusses a sustainable ‘agricultural philosophy‘. Known as the Sarbat da Bhala, or agriculture for the well being of all, the principles ...
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By Jyotsna Singh: Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. A brand new advertisement with a twist starring real people, not actors, is going to haunt international ...
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By Akhil Kumar: A nine-day long online film festival about food and farming called “9×9 Online Film Festival” starts today. As part of this online film festival, 9 short-films about ...
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By Mike Archer AM: The ethics of eating red meat have been grilled recently by critics who question its consequences for environmental health and animal welfare. But if you want ...
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By Jyotsna Singh:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. . Yet few governments follow this measure, says WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015. The report ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: Malarkodi, a 46-year old woman worked for 18 years as a sweeper, at the Hindustan Unilever Kodaikanal Thermometer factor in Tamil Nadu. Today, she suffers from various ...
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By Vani Manocha:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been chosen the winner of The World Food Prize 2015 for ...
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By Mrinalini Shinde:  Last week, the flash floods in Gujarat which killed over fifty people, also resulted in the deaths of ten endemic Asiatic Lions, and over six hundred Blue ...
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By Jyotsna Singh:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. and syphilis. The World Health Organization (WHO) validated Cuba’s achievement on Tuesday. “Eliminating transmission of a virus ...
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By Urmi Rupa Pal: On the morning of 21st June 2015, Sunday, three young men came to our house in Burdwan and informed us that the Ward Councilor has demanded ...
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By Sajai Jose: For the first time ever, the year 2014 saw India’s carbon dioxide emissions growth accounting fllutor the largest share of global emissions growth, according to a new ...
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By DTE Staff:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. A group of students at the Isaac Newton Academy in Essex, England, have invented (STI) in the ...
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By Richard Mahapatra:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth A casual google search with the key words “social media“, “impact” and “development news” shows up close ...
While many people in India live without electricity, it is looking less likely that Australian coal will supply it. Environmental Change and Security Program/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

By Lynette Molyneaux: “India needs Australian coal” is a view promoted by government and industry alike, most recently in the Institute for Public Affairs’ latest report. The report argues that ...
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By Rishvik Chanda: It has been repeatedly pointed out by many that the ‘development model’ being pursued today places the economy at the center, with those paying the price for ...
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By Shreeshan Venkatesh:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on Thursday hosted its fourth national conference on ...
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By Jitendra:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth Thanks to poor ventilation in public toilets across India, the country’s faecal matter has the highest levels of ...
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By Sopan Joshi:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth They may survive the drought. But they cannot survive government policies. When people have to abandon their ...
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By Pandurang Hegde: Agumbe is a small village perched on the mountain range of Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is also called the Cheerapunji of South India as it receives ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena:  Animal lovers, brace yourselves, because the central government is officially allowing state governments to hunt wild animals. The reason? “In areas where farmers are facing huge problems ...

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