Insecticide-making cotton actually boosted pesticide use in India

Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment crops farmers genetic-engineering india insects money pesticides

Is DDT a cause of Indian immigrant diabetes risk?

Prior exposure to DDT pollution may explain the higher rate of diabetes among immigrants to the United States from India, say researchers.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis
Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine diabetes immigration india pollution united-states

India-Pakistan nuclear war would threaten the entire world

100 milion people could die immediately in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, but that would just be the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture death india nuclear-weapons pakistan wars

U.S. computer science students are crushing it

US computer science students beat those in India, China, and Russia when competing head-to-head, a new study shows.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford
March 20, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology china college-students computers higher-education india russia stem united-states

1.8 billion adolescents got a check-up

"...when it comes to adolescents we have just assumed that they're relatively healthy." A new report challenges that view.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne
March 14, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anemia childrens-health india obesity teenagers united-states young-adults

Trauma of partition haunts India and Pakistan today

Tensions between India and Pakistan today are better understood in light of the Partition of India in 1947, the largest mass migration in human history.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford
March 11, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history india migration pakistan refugees united-kingdom wars

Data from dirt improve monsoon predictions

Data about soil temperature and moisture can improve predictions about how much rain will fall during monsoons.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue
Feb. 22, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology india monsoons rain soil storms weather

Earth has more green area, but that’s not quite good news

Additional "green leaf area" on Earth sounds good, but satellite images show it's not that simple.

Boston University
Feb. 18, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture china emissions india sustainability trees

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