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Special Report

Children under threat !

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2000
Children, in developing nations, face grave risk from air pollution. These are the findings of a report published by, the Washington-based, World Resources Institute ( wri ) . The report studies the risks to children from air pollution in urban outdoors.

Managing a crisis

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2000
after having revived the Arvari rivulet through the sweat of their brow, the 70 villages in the rivulet's basin in Alwar district, Rajasthan, have gone one step ahead. They are taking proactive measures to deal with the third consecutive year of drought. This is being done through the Arvari Sansad, or the Arvari Parliament, which was formed in January 1999.

Choking research

Author(s): Lian Chawii
Issue Date: Nov 30, 2000
walking through the corridors of the heritage building of Forest Research Institute ( fri ) and Indian Council of Forest Research and Education ( icfre ) in Dehradun one cannot but be impressed with the colonial architecture.

Greener Shades

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2000
representatives of India's pulp and paper industry met the Green Rating Project ( grp ) unit of the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, to take stock of their environmental performance more than one year after the release of the first ever environmental rating of its kind in the country.

Colours of Nature

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2000
punjab durrie weavers ( pdw ), a non-governmental organisation, operating from Chandigarh and Mumbai, is collecting information on dyes available from plants and microbes. pdw intends to utilise traditional knowledge to encourage cultivation of such plants on marginal lands.

Droopy dead

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2000
vultures are gregarious scavengers. They sit in large sized groups, hunched, looking for carrion. But soon there might not be enough of them surviving to perch in groups. High mortality rates have been recorded among several species of the vulture found in the country.

To ensure food for tomorrow

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2000
finally one can see some action. A lot has been said about the falling agricultural productivity in the Indo-Gangetic Plains ( igp). An inititative is on to check the decline in yields of rice and wheat in the area.

Tea pesticide flavoured

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2000
your morning cup of Darjeeling tea could be lemon or honey flavoured. It could also be pesticide flavoured. That is because the tea estates in Darjeeling continue to use large amounts of pesticides to increase production. In turn, they perpetuate potential health hazards for the estate workers and the consumers, besides killing their own exports.

Substance Abuse

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2000

Failing to come clean

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2000
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