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A modern day scare

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
A recent health scare relates to everyday technology—mobile phones’ potential to cause damage by radiation. Studies on the issue continue to contradict one another. The issue being debated in the scientific and political arenas is just how much radiation is unsafe, and if there are any potential long-term effects of cell-phone radiation exposure.

Bribery live

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
Have you ever wanted to see an interactive map of all the bribes that change hands in the country?

A respite

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
In a country with no daily newspapers and soft-hitting state media outlets, the Internet is where Tajikistanis go for news. That apparently got officials worried. In recent months, some 50 websites, including independent news portals and even youtube, were blocked. Though most sites were reopened on October 10, analysts say they can go offline anytime.

No snooping for personal data

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012

Water watch since 3000 BC

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2012
WATER, one of our most critical resources, is under threat. The importance of water to life means that providing for water needs and demands will never be free of politics. The website under review is an effort initiated by American non-profit Pacific Institute to understand the connections between water resources, water systems and international security and conflicts.

Convention on biological diversity

cbd Page Teaser:  The forthcoming CBD conference in Hyderabad will discuss innovative ways of financing biodiversity from partnerships with business to payments for ecosystem services. Will this save the planet?

Safeguarding ancient wisdom

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

Virtual coast guard

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

War against Vedanta

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2012
PEOPLE’S movement and international solidarity is a powerful combination. Metals and mining giant Vedanta Resources felt the heat on the day of its annual general meeting on August 28. Grassroots campaign group Foil Vedanta declared the day as the global day of action against it. Activists from different organisations joined the campaign and crowded the entrance to the meeting hall.
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