The ‘insect plague’ that’s eating crops in India & why monsoon may not bring good news

While India has also suffered from the locust attacks, the country has for now brought the situation under control but only after substantial damage to crops in Rajasthan and Gujarat. There are fears, though, that the situation may aggravate again with the onset of monsoon in June. Authorities are ensuring availability of large quantities of insecticides along with […]

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Is China slowly trying to capture the offshore oil market?

China is expanding its offshore oil and gas scene, undeterred by compliance, transparency, corruption or environmental issues that plague so many oil-rich countries.  Chinese development banks are willing to lend billions to oil-producing countries in Latin America and Africa, and its state-run oil companies are willing to invest in projects others fear to touch. This […]

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Deep disparities in the global energy system a matter of concern, says IEA

Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate targets, reports the International Energy Agency. admin

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