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Biodiversity below ground is equally important as above ground: Study

  Although most of the world’s biodiversity is below ground, surprisingly little is known about how it affects ecosystems or how it will be affected by climate change. A new study demonstrates that soil bacteria and the richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating a whole suite of ecosystem functions on Earth. The authors call for ...

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Why PM Modi planted ‘Kadamb’ sapling on World Environment Day?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns, to mark the occasion of World Environment Day,¬†and there is more to the choice as it has ‘vaastu’ significance too. The Prime Minister also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring ...

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Beat Drug Resistant Malaria with Whole Plant Therapy: Study

Amid growing concerns about the drug-resistant Malaria worldwide, University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Stephen Rich and his research team have offered a new whole plant malaria treatment with highly promising results. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, show that the new treatment based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemisia ...

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