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From weight loss to improved immunity levels: Here are some benefits of drinking water
Lifestyle

From weight loss to improved immunity levels: Here are some benefits of drinking water

Maintaining your daily intake of water can lead to many benefits including weight loss, improved productivity levels and higher immunity. If the body does not get enough water, the risk of dehydration increases, which can lead to weakness, low blood pressure, and dizziness

Mekedatu reservoir row: Why is this project a bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Politics

Mekedatu reservoir row: Why is this project a bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Karnataka plans to construct a balancing reservoir or a storage dam built downstream of the main reservoir to capture excess water that flows out – over the river Cauvery

In her new book Watershed, climate expert Mridula Ramesh stresses on urgent need of water management in India
Arts & Culture

In her new book Watershed, climate expert Mridula Ramesh stresses on urgent need of water management in India

"While conscience is good for spurring a change, it is less effective in sustaining a change. That’s why we need good economics and design to come in to sustain the action we want to see," says Mridula Ramesh.

John Abraham, once an experimental actor and symbol of unassuming masculinity, reduced to a demolishing machine today
Entertainment

John Abraham, once an experimental actor and symbol of unassuming masculinity, reduced to a demolishing machine today

Ironically, John Abraham was a punch-up, anti-establishment emblem sex symbol in his prime. The most unobvious of male leads — handsome, and yet approaching something other than the sum of his handsomeness.

We The Change: We need to invest in our future by protecting and conserving our water bodies
India

We The Change: We need to invest in our future by protecting and conserving our water bodies

To attain an optimal value of ecosystem services, ecological infrastructure is key.

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers
World

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers

Larger-scale efforts to spread water more equitably have been uneven. Along the Deschutes River, where every drop is accounted for, many farmers worry that if they lease their water rights, even temporarily, they may not get them back

Odisha’s Puri becomes first Indian city to achieve round-the-clock drinking water supply
India

Odisha’s Puri becomes first Indian city to achieve round-the-clock drinking water supply

Pilgrims will have access to 120 drinking water fountains all along the Grand Road and other hotspots, an official state government release said

UN exhibition showcases 28 images of plastic pollution around the world
World

UN exhibition showcases 28 images of plastic pollution around the world

Plastic waste can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose, and even then, it never fully disappears; it just gets smaller and smaller.

Explained: What is the controversy behind Ethiopia's mega-dam on river Nile?
World

Explained: What is the controversy behind Ethiopia's mega-dam on river Nile?

Ethiopia in 2011 launched construction of the GERD on the Blue Nile, roughly 30 km from the border with Sudan.

Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists
science

Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists

To back their claims, researchers used data from seven US and Soviet probes and one orbiter mission from late 1970s and early 1980s.

Warming climate is driving marine animals from the equator to the poles
science

Warming climate is driving marine animals from the equator to the poles

Poleward migration was more pronounced north of the equator, where oceans have warmed more quickly than in the south.

Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Lifestyle

Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply

Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.

Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface
science

Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface

They found that the planet lost most of its water between four to 3.7 billion years ago,

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens
India

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens

Women are affected are they are excluded from decision-making roles in water management and irrigation.

Indian artists design comic strips to raise awareness about water consumption in the fashion industry
long-reads

Indian artists design comic strips to raise awareness about water consumption in the fashion industry

With their works, these seven artists have tried to showcase the absurdity of the fast fashion industry, with the hope that viewers will take note, lend a thought to the cause and thus make responsible decisions.

Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer
World

Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer

In 2000 scientists found that water had once flowed over its surface which rekindled interest in Mars exploration as they pored over images looking for evidence.

India's WASH policies unduly burden women; need to build sensitive ecosystem, communication for social change
India

India's WASH policies unduly burden women; need to build sensitive ecosystem, communication for social change

Involving women in designing, planning, and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes helps decrease school dropout rates, improve literacy rates and health outcomes

Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet
science

Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet

A meteor struck Mars and caused mega ripples were about 9.1 meters high and spaced about 137.1 meters apart which is similar to those on Eearth.

Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
India

Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate

A warming climate, bringing fewer rain days and more intense rainfall events in its wake, makes the role played by tanks even more critical.

Four in ten schools around the world lack basic soap and water hand washing facilities during COVID-19, UN says
science

Four in ten schools around the world lack basic soap and water hand washing facilities during COVID-19, UN says

818 million children were affected with the virus and 355 million went to schools which had facilities with water but no soap.