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This study develops ways to trace spread of major plant disease

A team of scientists has found potential ways to prevent the spread of a disease-causing bacterium that harms more than a hundred plant species worldwide, an advance that could save the nursery industry billions of dollars a year.
The methods developed for the study can also potentially be applied to track diseases in humans and animals and even foodborne disease outbreaks. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The methods developed for the study can also potentially be applied to track diseases in humans and animals and even foodborne disease outbreaks. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Lockdown Diaries: Corona Blues by Bulbul Sharma

You might have longed for endless leisurely days but when there is no other option, fear takes over
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 30, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBulbul Sharma

Gardening Tips: Knowing when to prune is as vital as knowing how

Gardening Tips: Plants expend a lot of energy during those stages, and pruning can place undue stress on trees and shrubs because it causes so much of that vital energy to be lost.
Pruning reduces disease threats and prevents insect infestations.(Unsplash)
Pruning reduces disease threats and prevents insect infestations.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Lieutenant Governor orders for restoration of Sheesh Mahal

On Saturday, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal, also the chairman of the DDA, visited the monument along with his officials and those from the ASI and decided on a project to restore the monument and redevelop the park.
Large parts of the garden has disappeared, and the remaining 180 acres converted into a park managed by the DDA.(biplov Bhuyan/HT)
Large parts of the garden has disappeared, and the remaining 180 acres converted into a park managed by the DDA.(biplov Bhuyan/HT)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 01:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAdrija Roychowdhury

Delhi activist red flags ecological park on fly ash pond, says test water quality

Fly-ash is a byproduct of thermal power generation. The upcoming eco-park, spread across 884.64 acres, will be one of the world’s biggest man-made parks, according to the project developers.
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 04:17 AM IST
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47% mango orchards are on wasteland in Maha: Study

The ICAR and IIHR’s findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Science, in May
Carbon sequestration is the process of long-term capture and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is the most common greenhouse gas.(HTPhotos)
Carbon sequestration is the process of long-term capture and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is the most common greenhouse gas.(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 21, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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MCG opens one plant nursery each in 4 zones

MCG officials said that the plants and trees being nurtured in these nurseries are meant to be used exclusively by the civic body for its plantation drive.
The plan to construct these nurseries in each of MCG’s four zones was approved in November last year, and work started in December.(HT Photo)
The plan to construct these nurseries in each of MCG’s four zones was approved in November last year, and work started in December.(HT Photo)
Published on May 14, 2019 03:17 AM IST
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A village with carbon-positive tag

Phayeng is a scheduled caste village of the Chakpa community in Imphal West district and its conservation efforts are mainly linked to the belief that the forest is a sacred grove, but the idea has changed over the years.
Although Phayeng is not a reserve forest, efforts are under way to give it a community forest tag. It has 95 tree species with medicinal and timber value.(Journey Basket)
Although Phayeng is not a reserve forest, efforts are under way to give it a community forest tag. It has 95 tree species with medicinal and timber value.(Journey Basket)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 06:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

600 birds, animals in Mumbai dehydrated as temperature soars

The Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA), an NGO which has the largest animal hospital in Mumbai, recorded 414 cases of bird dehydration cases between February 15 and March 31.
A kite which was dehydrated being nursed back to health.(PAWS)
A kite which was dehydrated being nursed back to health.(PAWS)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 01:54 AM IST
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