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Alarming 25 Countries Go Hungry

WASHINGTON – Poverty, conflict and political instability mean some one billion people went hungry this year, many of them children in Africa and Asia, according to the Global Hunger Index report released Monday. Out of 122 countries included in the

Water in Punjab causes DNA Mutations

Ground water in Punjab, India, has been contaminated to such an extent that it is now causing DNA to mutate in people who drink it, warns a research commissioned by the Punjab Water Pollution Control Board. The study was conducted

Forecast for big sea level rise

People in low-lying poor nations, such as Bangladesh, are at most risk. Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental

Whirlpool Sinks Ferry, 36 Dead

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) — Thirty-six people drowned and at least 25 people are still missing after an overcrowded boat sank pn the Ganga river in the northwestern region of India on Sunday evening, local authorities said on Monday.

India No. three carbon emitter

India’s environment minister said on Monday the country could not have high economic growth and a rapid rise in carbon emissions now that the nation was the number three emitter after China and the United States. Jairam Ramesh’s comments come

Climate threatens Asian rice production

Even modest rises in global temperatures will drive down rice production in Asia, the world’s biggest grower of the cereal grain that millions of poor people depend on as a staple food, a study published Monday warned. Researchers from the

Large Earthquake kills at least 11 in Bhutan, shakes India

GAUHATI, India — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook the remote mountain nation of Bhutan on Monday, killing at least 11 people, damaging an ancient monastery and forcing hundreds to flee, officials said. At least 15 people were also injured. The afternoon

Danish PM tells India to speed up climate talks

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen visits India on Thursday in a bid to speed up negotiations on a climate deal ahead of a key summit in Copenhagen in December, his office said. Rasmussen’s three-day trip will include meetings with

Drought, debt lead to rapid increase in Indian farmers’ suicides

HYDERABAD, India — Dozens of impoverished farmers struggling with debt and poor rainfall have killed themselves in southern India in recent weeks, leaving behind families plunged even further into poverty, activists and politicians said. Nearly every day, newspapers report more

Indian drought threatens rice, sugar output

In vast parched swathes of rural India, farmers are eyeing with despair their bone-dry fields as they face the grim prospect of drought. The so-called “rain deficit” or shortfall for the monsoon, which sweeps across the subcontinent from June to