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VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 6                                         June 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Plant Purifiers

KAMLA KULSHRESHTHA, C. S. MOHANTY, R. K. ROY & A. K. GOEL

 

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Soil Organic Matter: A Boon for Crops

Anirban Guha & Girish Kumar Rasineni

                       

 

 

21

THE FATAL JUMP

JAIMINI SARKAR

 

27

Certifying Forests

SANTOSH KUMAR SHARMA

 

31

 

 

Growing Food on Sewage!

S. K. Gupta

42

Cool Ideas for Summer 2009

ATISH MOZUMDER

 

45

FICTION

Survival

Madhusudan Raghunathan

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SHORT FEATURES:

  • Pollution-free Fuels

·         Children’s Science Congress: A Scientific Movement

 

 

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54

SPECTRUM       

16

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

40

 

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                           

53

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW   

60

CROSSWORD                     

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 8-14

Plant Purifiers

KAMLA KULSHRESHTHA, C. S. MOHANTY, R. K. ROY & A. K. GOEL

The air inside homes is much more polluted but there are several indoor

plants that can suck away the harmful elements Science Reporter

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 21-25

Soil Organic Matter: A Boon for Crops

Anirban Guha & Girish Kumar Rasineni

Simple yet promising agricultural practices have the potential to

enhance the soil organic matter that could increase crop yield

 

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 27-30

THE FATAL JUMP

JAIMINI SARKAR

Instances of diseases jumping from animals to humans,

as in the recent case of Swine flu, are going to increase in the future

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 31-33

Certifying Forests

SANTOSH KUMAR SHARMA

The practice of forest certification is a novel concept as it benefits

users associated with the forestry sector

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 42-44

 

Growing Food on Sewage!

S. K. Gupta

It is unbelievable that raw sewage is used for irrigating crops that we eat;

the sewage needs to be treated appropriately

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, June 2009, pp 45-48

Cool Ideas for Summer 2009

ATISH MOZUMDER

Simple tips to keep out the scorching heat