The finance minister's targets for restructuring -- lower fiscal deficit, stronger economic recovery and higher exports -- form the core of his latest budget.
The department of science and technology has initiated public debate on ways to stimulate the country's stagnating research and development activity.
Allegations by Bihar minister Sonadhari Singh of illegal mining in Chotanagpur has stirred up a hornets' nest.
Villagers assert a dam project to provide drinking water to Udaipur city would displace about 12,000 people, and they will oppose it firmly.
Scientists fear the Mexican beetle, introduced to counter the adverse effects of a weed, may destroy the sunflower crop.
The total preservation policy has alienated people living in and around national parks and caused much harm to the forests. Experts say effective conservation will not be possible unless this policy is reversed.
KRISHNA B Ghimire, who is a project coordinator with the UN Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva, has done extensive research on environment and sustainable devel...
New evidence has emerged for the existence of dark matter -- an invisible constituent of the universe that is believed to play a key role in the formation of galaxies.
Natural disasters are trying times for people and a test of government ability and determination to handle crises. In the Philippines, the explosions of the Pinatubo and Mayon volcanoes exposed how ill-conceived efforts can cause more harm than good.
Kumarappa was a close associate of Gandhiji and a firm believer in the theory the village must be made the focus of economic planning. Aware of the dangers of unchecked industrialisation, Kumarappa advocated that human beings should collaborate with nature to meet their needs.
Through the centuries, human beings have tried to establish their dominance over animals, killing them for both food and sport. Even today, animals continue to be exploited in the name of scientific research.
Among steps recommended to save the marine environment of the Bay of Bengal region is involving local people in coastal development planning.
Even as the Clinton administration seeks to phase in a tax on gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy, oil companies complain the levy will damage economic recovery and endanger jobs.
Industrialists in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal deny they are to blame for the degradation of their environment and blame it instead on the government's shortsightedness.
Proalcohol, the world's biggest project on alternative fuels to run cars is in danger of being wound up.
There is a green tinge to Manmohan Singh's proposals, but he has failed to counter fallouts from liberalisation, such as waste from the food-processing industry.
Respecting the territorial rights of crocodiles will help reduce the chances of conflict between the interests of humans and reptiles.
Germany's environmental laws are slowly ushering in a culture of waste reduction, especially in packaging material.
A surgical technique developed by an ayurvedic team has drastically curtailed incidence of dracontiasis, a disease caused by guinea worms, in southern Rajasthan. So successful is the technique, the team's leaders were invited to Africa last year to teach it to the doctors there.
Urban waste will cease to be a problem if it is treated as a resource rather than refuse from consumption, which requires disposal.