Reindeer living on the Arctic island of Svalbard are getting smaller — and scientists say climate change may be the cause. The post Scientists say reindeer may be shrinking due to warming appeared first on The Himalayan Times . Himalayan times, 2 months ago
Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world, including India, have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a gene bank built underground on the isolated island in a permafrost zone some 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole, was opened in 2008 as a master backup to the world's other ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Louis Armstrong sung 'What a Wonderful World' and it indeed is. And if you need a reminder that the world is full of amazing places, then take a look at the winning photos of National Geographic's nature photographer of the year contest. An underwater photo of sardine migration on the Wild Coast of South Africa was selected from thousands of entries as the 'grand prize winner'. The photographer, Greg LeCoeur from Nice, France, has won a 10-day trip for two to the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Our green revolution has been sustained only because of public procurement of wheat and rice at a fairly reasonable MSP. In the Farmers’ Commission Report, we have recommended that MSP should be the total cost of production plus 50 per cent. Unfortunately, ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
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