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.
Prescribed as the antidote for all problems related to vehicular pollution, Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates have been an obsession with the Indian government for a decade now. This is happening at a time when other countries are criticising the effectiveness of only checking tailpipes of vehicles for controlling pollution. Instead, auto manufacturers are being made increasingly accountable for the lifelong emissions of vehicles they produce. Hand-in-glove with the auto industry, the Indian government is completely oblivious to what is happening elsewhere in the world. The buck stops at the vehicle users, who they blame for not understanding the need to maintain vehicles. It is time to bring to book the real culprits, says Anumita Roychoudhury
The way to clean up the air is to pollute groundwater, according to the Indian government
Vikrams are out, electric vehicles are in. Still, the Nepal government's decision to import minibuses could put their clean air campaign back to square one
A bacterial disease kills 42 people in India
Insecticides are being used to control a virus in the US
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at their peak, claim UK scientists
More than amphibians, it is the reptiles that are in danger of becoming extinct, claims a new study
Britain approves the cloning of humans
The Union government's move to invest in waste-to-energy technologies draws flak from many quarters
...are on the anvil for Gujarat's Amalakhari river
N H ANTIA Director of the Foundation for Research in Community Health, Pune, Maharashtra is striving to promote the concept of better health care for the underprivileged section...
Is getting hooked to the Internet a distinct disorder or is it a symptom of other psychiatric illnesses?
HIV -infected persons with low virus levels in their blood are less likely to pass the virus to partners
Scientists have discovered a new greenhouse gas, which is thousands of times more effective in trapping heat as compared to carbon dioxide
A new mathematical formula will scan satellite images to study changes in coral reefs
Avian diversity in the Northeast is better off with shifting cultivation than selective logging and monoculture forests
An evergreen tree found only in Africa is on the verge of extinction because of large-scale stripping of its bark
A new study explains the phenomenon of dust rising from the lunar surface
A new way of making biogas less polluting
A technique used by astronomers is being used to produce better contact lenses
Researchers in the US have developed a highly efficient paper recycling process
Australian scientists have developed a new technique to treat industrial and farm effluents
If no action is taken soon, a major ecological disaster is waiting to strike Panipat
Another monsoon. The season of suffering in India's flood plains. And of blaming upstream people for floods. Is there an end to this
The Andhra Pradesh government is giving forests that sustain tribal communities to the Reliance group of industries for plantations. That, too, with the help of joint forest management institutions. The reason may be more than "fund crunch"
Researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the bacterium responsible for cholera. This will aid in the development of new vaccines and medicines to fight the killer disease