India launches mega research initiative on soot

SciDev.Net: India has launched an exhaustive study on the source, distribution and impact of soot released into its air -- especially on climate and glaciers -- that will help evidence-based policy-making. The five-year research agenda will involve about 250 scientists from institutes under the department of space, ministry of earth sciences and ministry of environment and forests at an estimated cost of US$45 million, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said at the launch this week (29 March). The 'black......

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