Brahmaputra Plains in Goalpara District of Assam

ADB to support Flood control programme in Assam

Over one million people will benefit from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported flood control programme along the Brahmaputra river, the first tranche of which is likely to be completed by May 2014. The project which will cost  $150 million is being implemented to protect the30

Green opportunity

Vacancy for the post of CEOs- For Various Centres of IIRD

Job Title: CEOs- For Various Centres, Institute for Integrated Rural Development (IIRD) Location: Multiple locations in India Organization’s profile: IIRD plans to appoint Chief Executive Officers for its newly established Centres primarily in Shimla and later in different places Job Description: Operation and management including30

Tigris River

NASA Study Reveals Alarming Loss of Water in Middle East

A recent NASA study revealed that Middle East lost quantity of freshwater which is almost the size of Dead Sea because of poor management, increasing demand of groundwater as well as the after-effects of 2007 drought. The NASA study researched on the data over a30

Ocimum tenuiflorum_Tulsi

US scientists create GM Tulsi

Scientists at Western Kentucky University, US have created a genetically engineered Tulasi to enhance its pharmaceutical value. Tulsi or Basil is used to produce eugenol, a compound that has pharmacological value which can help in treating breast cancer. Tulasi is a medicinal plant and has30

First Climate Change Theatre Opens in Punjab, India

India got its first Climate Change theatre inaugurated at Pushpa Gujral Science City in Kapurthala, Punjab. The theatre will serve to educate people on climate change. This is only the second theatre in the world to be opened after Canada.  The theatre is 18 metre30

Polar vortex at US

Extreme low temperatures in the United States due to Polar vortex

Fifty states of the US recorded sub-freezing temperatures in January 2014. The extreme cold wave created shutdown of services. The shivering cold also caused power shortage and adversely impacted daily routine. These low temperatures were not experienced in the region, since the last 20 years.30