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Climate change amplifies superbugs’ resistance to antibiotics

There is a less well-known but significant role of environmental factors in amplifying antibiotic resistance in India, which could increase as global warming picks up pace

Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon that has emerged as one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. It is an area of concern highlighted in…Read More

Best of 2017: Geothermal energy could light up rural Ladakh

Although Puga Valley in Ladakh has shown potential to produce geothermal energy, a project to harness the power has been endlessly delayed due to political and financial constraints

Geothermal energy is not new to India. As early as 1973, the Indian government submitted a report on geothermal hotspots of the country. This happened after the Geological Survey of India…Read more

Best of 2017: Fishers turn climate scientists to save beaches

A community-managed shoreline monitoring project in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is tracking changes to beaches to safeguard an ecosystem that is vital for the livelihoods of those who depend on fishing

Classical musician T.N. Krishna recently urged the public to save their poromboke, which means community land in Tamil. Now, local communities have come forward to safeguard…Read More