Govt sounds alarm as locusts enter Raj, MP

Hindustan Times | May 22, 2020 at 5:56 PM

Crop-munching locust swarms have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh a month in advance and pose a major threat to standing crops and vegetables, the Union environment ministry warned in a statement on Friday.

Mohamed Hyder obituary

The Guardian | May 22, 2020 at 4:49 PM

My friend Mohamed Hyder, who has died aged 88, was a professor of zoology in Kenya who was also a leading figure in the management of the country’s national parks.

NGT stays Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme

The Hindu | May 22, 2020 at 4:22 PM

The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed Andhra Pradesh not to proceed with the Rayalaseema Lift Scheme and appointed a joint committee to submit a report on whether the project will have any environment impact regarding the availability of the source of water and whether it will have any social impact on the members of the sharing States.