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Under stress

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
MOST of the tropical forests, home to half of our planet’s species, have been declared protected areas to act as reservoirs for Earth’s biodiversity. But biodiversity is not safe in these areas.

The loss of our breeds

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2012
In June last year, we visited Malaysia on the invitation of the country’s oldest and most active consumer action group, The Consumer Association of Penang, to study the livestock production systems and to advise on how these can be transformed into more sustainable and less industrial farming systems.

Green rider for GDP

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2012
After using gross domestic product, or GDP, as the universal measurement of economy for six decades, the world has begun looking beyond this gold standard for measuring a country’s economy.

The great biodiversity vanishing trick

Posted on: 31 May, 2012
Since government cannot be trusted to protect Western Ghats, people should control it

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCES Blooming like never before

A delicious affair

Issue Date: May 31, 2012
After four-and-a-half hours of arduous trekking on the hill slopes from Srinagar town in early May last year, I reached the temperate forest of Khirsu, an eye- catching yet lesser known hill station in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.

‘Scrap 24 dams, save Ganga’

Issue Date: May 15, 2012
A REPORT commissioned by the Union environment and forests ministry warns the Centre against going ahead with 24 hydropower projects planned on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river systems in Uttarakhand. The projects would destroy 22 per cent of the state’s forestland and affect the unique Himalayan ecology along one-third of lengths of the two main tributaries of the Ganga, states the report prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun.

Grassroot environmentalists

A cycle repairer with his mobile workshop, ensures that wheels keep moving without polluting the surroundings Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

Cyclists cross the Guru Ravidas Marg in south Delhi every morning, leaving no trace of carbon Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders
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