Central Asian glaciers thaw fast in threat to hydro power, farms

Mountain glaciers in Central Asia have shrunk four times faster than the world average, threatening river flows vital for agriculture and hydro power from Uzbekistan to western China, scientists said on Monday.

Aug 17, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Mar 21, 2015, 02:36 AM IST

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers' yields

Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:14 PM IST

Small farms making big impact in US agriculture

As a teenager, Danelle Myer wanted nothing more than to leave her family`s farm in Iowa and become a big-city advertising executive.

Jun 22, 2014, 09:50 AM IST

Antibiotics use in farms creating public health crisis

The over-use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries is posing a threat to public health, and the way out is to impose a fee on their "non-human use", says a new paper.

Dec 26, 2013, 13:33 PM IST

Fire at German farm kills 86 camels

Police say a fire has destroyed a camel farm in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany, killing 86 animals.

Jan 31, 2013, 21:51 PM IST

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