Hidden mountain ranges discovered under Antarctica ice

Context: Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys hidden beneath the Antarctica ice. PolarGAP project The first to emerge from extensive ice penetrating radar data collected in Antarctica as part of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project. Although there are extensive satellite data that help image the surface Read More …

India’s approach to its malnutrition problem

Context: A study by the Washington-based agri think tank International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released has argued for a change in India’s approach to its malnutrition problem — by going beyond the current focus on health and stressing district-by-district reduction of socio-economic inequality and especially, gender inequality. About the Read More …

How copper smelting pollutes?

About Copper Smelting: Copper, while an essential nutrient, is toxic to animals and humans in high concentrations. The main pollutants are released by the process of smelting. Most copper ores are sulphur-based and smelting releases sulphur dioxide, an air pollutant known to have many harmful effects. Sometimes, depending on the Read More …