Firewood use in state is suffocating

A recent study shows that the environmental impact of firewood and dung as cooking fuel has been hitherto underestimated. Majority of people in the villages of Karnataka are still dependent on firewood as cooking fuel. This number is the largest of all  southern Indian states. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data of 2011-12 shows […]

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Increased “tree cover” in city? Too soon to pat our backs

India State of forest Report 2017 (ISFR) showed an increase of 117 sq. km in the tree cover of Bengaluru urban area.   Bangalore, March 20, 2018: The ISFR 2017 may have given Karnataka a reason to cheer with the state recording the second highest growth in forest cover. However, urban Bangalore’s rising tree cover […]

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MIT scientists inch closer to eradicating malaria

By growing an anti-malarial drug resistant parasite, Plasmodium Vivax, scientists feel new drugs can be created to counter malaria. Bangalore, March 6, 2018: In an advance that might lead to eradication of malaria, a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been able to grow and study a dormant form of  malaria […]

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Six decades of retrospection with Balan Nambiar

With a massive collection of his artwork displayed in the NGMA, the city reminiscences with the artist extraordinaire. Bangalore, February 27, 2018:Balan Nambiar, the renowned veteran painter and sculptor, celebrates his artistic journey spanning six decades at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bengaluru. “I am going to come out with a book on […]

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