Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
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Promotion of water-guzzling crops like rice is leading to maximum utilisation of river waters in India. The Cauvery dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is probably the first of such problems that lie ahead
Scientists in Madras gave come up with a vaccine that would help leash a viral disease that impairs the egg-laying ability of hens, and is often fatal.
Helped by state government concessions, Tamil Nadu is all set to
expand its wind forms and become the country's premier wind-energy centre.
Women quarry-workers in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district have formed cooperatives and are managing the same granite quarries where they once worked as bonded labour.
Institutional support helped rehabilitate the Irulas of Tamil Nadu after their traditional occupation of snake-catching was outlawed.
A noon meal food supplement consisting of a blue-green algae was provided to schoolchildren on a trial basis in Pudukottai district, with dramatic results in terms of weight gain and resistance to ailments.
Crocodiles today abound in captive breeding centres in India. But the government still applies to them a protection law that was relevant two decades ago when they were an endangered species.
Tissue culture can change the face of agriculture, asserts Ajit Thomas, who heads a firm that has gone in a big way for biotechnology in the cultivation of plants and flowers.
Voluntary groups in Madras are taking up the onus of increasing AIDS awareness among various groups including students, blue-collar workers and truck drivers
Scientists insist bats are a muck-maligned bats mammal that in fact plays a crucial role in the propagation of several plant species
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha Jayaram's self-boosting extravaganza in Madurai has cost the nation an estimated 40,000 litres of precious diesel besides other less-easily computable natural resources such as wood for posters, cutouts and barricades
A new kind of fishing raft is replacing the traditional ones along the Madras coast