Human Impact
Insecticide 'killing Kenya lions'

Kenya Lion

Environmentalists in Kenya are worried that an insecticide is being used by farmers to kill lions and other predators. Carbofuran is a very powerful and toxic insecticide...

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Eastern Africa Climate Crisis

New 'lookouts' for climate change

Climate change is likely to be aggravating the chronic food shortages in many parts of Eastern Africa. In some countries, at 95% of the people depend on agriculture for their livelihood, most of it without irrigation. Erratic rainfall patterns continue to severely disrupt local food production.

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Global Impact

drought

Human activities are increasingly altering the Earth's climate. These effects add to natural influences that have been present over Earth's history. Scientific evidence strongly indicates that natural influences cannot explain the rapid increase in global near-surface temperatures observed during the second half of the 20th century.

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India urged to focus on farming

India urged to focus on farming

India must focus more on its agricultural sector in order to sustain long-term economic growth, a leading industrialist has said.

Bharti Group boss Sunil Bharti Mittal called for "serious intervention".

He said the government, private sector and foreign investors all needed to play their part if they wanted to see India's economy grow at the same rate.

"Without agriculture, India cannot move forward," said Mr Mittal in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

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Marine science park key to future
Marine science park key to future Plymouth, blessed with a deep-water harbour and easy access to the western approaches, has long been recognised as a great place to build boats.
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