Ranga Reddy's pomegranate farm a rare success story in parched Karnataka

Ranga Reddy's pomegranate farm a rare success story in parched Karnataka

Reddy's lush green farm may have been an object of envy for many but for this 28-year-old unassuming and soft spoken farmer, it's the result of his will and hard work that he puts in everyday in his field.

DNA: Comparative analysis of farmers in India Vs California Part-II

As per the Exclusive Zee Media report, the people in Bundelkhand village, UP are so poor that they are forced to eat 'Ghas ki Roti' (grass bread) to beat their hunger pangs. Check out the full report in DNA.

DNA: Comparative analysis of farmers in India Vs California

As per the Exclusive Zee Media report, the people in Bundelkhand village, UP are so poor that they are forced to eat 'Ghas ki Roti' (grass bread) to beat their hunger pangs. Check out the full report in DNA.

UN food security expert warns about impact of climate change

A UN expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people's access to food over the long term.

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

 Climate change presents substantial threats to physical and mental health, and may also create social instability, conflict and violence, a new study has revealed.

'Frequent monsoon and drought years in coming decades'

The rapid warming of the equatorial Indian Ocean region and cooling of atmosphere over the Eurasian continent centered around China would lead to frequent monsoon and drought years in the coming decades, according to scientists.

Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister

Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister

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Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.

Odisha's per capita income fourth from bottom

Though Odisha expects 8.78 percent growth rate in 2014-15 fiscal, the state stands fourth from the bottom in per capita income in all-India rankings, said the Economic Survey Report 2014-15 tabled Monday in the state assembly.

Carbon emissions up risk of US megadroughts

Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts, shows a new study carried out in the US.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought

NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield.

Why Antarctica isn`t warming as much as other continents

Researchers have explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts.

UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

2013 revealed as sixth warmest year on record

In its review of 2013, the world`s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year`s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.

Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.

Drought is worse than 1972, workers need to reach out: Chavan

Stating that the drought in the state this year is more severe than that of 1972, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan asked Congress workers to reach out to the people and inform them about the government`s efforts to bring relief.

`Not enough being done to tackle drought`

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.