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FE Column: GM technology needs policy overhaul (November #1 (2015))
FE Column: GM technology needs policy overhaul []

The NDA government has completed 15 months in office, which while have been fruitful for various sectors, but one that appears to have been neglected is agriculture. Now is the time to address some long-pending reforms in this sector. Although the government’s
development agenda has included a major push on the Land Acquisition Bill, other key agriculture-focused reforms, including seed and pesticide Bills, have been ignored.

Industries polluting Ambazari Lake (November #1 (2015))
Industries polluting Ambazari Lake: MPCB []

Nagpur: Here is more proof that industrial waste is polluting Nag river and Ambazari lake. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has reportedly inspected and found industrial waste being released into the river that flows into the lake from a
few industries in MIDC Hingna.

Chennai lab's ROV studies climate change in Antarctic (November #1 (2015))
Chennai lab's ROV studies climate change in Antarctic [] 

CHENNAI: With lessons learned from deploying the country's first indigenous underwater vehicle in an unexplored region of Antarctica, Indian scientists have begun collecting scientific data that will eventually help understand the role of polar region
in climate change.

On a wrong course? (October Week #5 (2015))
Reports of a golf course coming up in the township of Numaligarh Refinery Limited in Numaligarh near Kaziranga National Park in Assam created ripples and troubled many; some also regarded it as one of the ‘regular’ depressing news on the wildlife conservation

Scientists identify new giant tortoise species in Galapagos (October Week #5 (2015))
Quito: A team of Ecuadoran and international scientists said on Wednesday they have identified a new giant tortoise species on the Galapagos Islands.]

First nine months of 2015 shatter heat records: US (October Week #5 (2015))
Miami: The first nine months of this year were the hottest on record worldwide, US government scientists said Wednesday, in another sign of the impact of dangerous global warming.

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