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.
The BJP was the only party which mentioned environmental issues in its poll manifesto. But the budget ignores it entirely
While private service stations bear the brunt of the Delhi government's green brigade, polluting railway service stations go scot free
Cloning the hepatitis E virus may lead to creation of a vaccine
Tribals in Kerala are being forced to give away medicinal plants in repayment of their loans. In the process, biodiversity is being depleted
Madhya Pradesh chief minister will speak on watershed management at a world forum
How an attempt to convert a water body into land for commercial use was foiled
The popularity of several wildlife species as delicacies is adversely affecting their numbers in China
Misuse of insecticides is killing peacocks in Haryana
Scientists devise a novel way to manoeuvre atoms
It is now possible to increase storage capacity of computers by 1,000 per cent
Microtechnology is already providing motors with extraordinary speed
A UK-based engineer is making money out of a device that saves energy by tapping 'waste' steam
Thanks to gallium nitride, it is now possible to develop bulbs that can last a lifetime
Scientists stress that conserving mangroves will provide an important buffer to
save coastal regions from the ravages of sea level rise due to global warming
Reduction of ozone-depleting substances could actually lead to the ozone layer repairing itself
A new drug that improves the survival of diabetics with heart problems
The adverse effects of fungal toxins
Scientists say that they can now 'produce' blood vessels
Is your government signing away your future rights to the world's natural resources?
Climate change negotiations get emotional because carbon dioxide emissions are closely related to individual lifestyles - and to national economies. For instance, the per capita GHG emissions of one US citizen were equal to those of 19 Indians in 1996
To energise the biodiversity convention, the world will have to first deal with difficult countries like the US
Northern countries still see desertification as a local problem caused by population pressures rather than international trade patterns and market demands
Developing countries are wary of the proposed treaty as chemicals like DDT are still used in many malaria-prone regions for vector control
After almost 10 years of fighting for or against a forest convention, there is not even a common view on why forests are under threat and what should be done
Does a country have the right to demand that its domestic standards on environmental protection be applicable to all countries?
A no-holds-barred treaty on investments would hand over the world on a platter to MNCs
GEF should have been a liability fund, rather than a 'guilt fund' set up by the North to make up for the global damage it had caused
If the South wants to protect its interests against the power of the Bretton Woods institutions and WTO, it will need its own, equally powerful forum
As megacities across the world boom, simple pleasures of life like fresh air and clean water have been lost. Initially,
governments tried to check
the damage without public interference. They failed.
Today, the people are
exercising their clout to
safeguard the environment
A couple of decades from now, the West may have to combat an unprecedented water crisis. Contamination and wastage will only hasten the process
Six years ago, the Andhra Pradesh government decided to manage forests jointly with the people. This effort is breaking new ground in Naxalite-infested areas of the state
...says the President of India while receiving CSE's first report on global environmental negotiations
Most Northern groups that dominate the civil society opinion-making process within the climate convention have consistently ignored Southern demands for equity
Discharge of untreated industrial effluents and domestic sewage has severely polluted 34 river basins in Tamil Nadu
The pros and cons of genetically modified organisms and their possible impact on India