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.
Stand-off ends between forest officials and villagers in Ranthambhore, but roots of the conflict remain
India's decision to ratify Cartagena Protocol evokes mixed response
Absence of a comprehensive railway safety plan leads to mishaps such as the recent Rajdhani Express derailment
South Africa to drain oil out of beached Italian ship
Increased incidence of disease in UP raises questions about effectiveness of prevention plan
Scientists find high arsenic content in Haryana's groundwater
Pollution control board sets November deadline for brick kiln manufacturers to clean up their act
River water sharing project brings Israel and Lebanon on the brink of war
SC comes down heavily on corporates and HP government, slapping a Rs 5-crore fine for defacing rocks in Rohtang Pass
Human rights panel report confirms that food poisoning, not starvation, caused deaths in Orissa's Kashipur district
Goa trawler owners' protest against fishing ban during monsoon proves to be a damp squib
Worldwide protests mark unsafe nuclear shipment's return journey from Japan to UK
Biodiesel on the anvil in India
Dual flush systems could help save a flood of water, proves research
Scientists produce antimatter to put the Big bang theory under the scrutiny
The value of gravitational constant is influenced by Earth's magnetic field
Even occasional exposure to benzene can damage human genes
Fish oil supplements in Europe extensively contaminated by dioxins
Remains of Neanderthals discovered in Germany
Punjab starts an ecofriendly state-level programme to clean ponds by using duckweeds
Scientists discover why Euro coins cause allergic reaction
World's biggest gold valley was flooded by the metal three billion years ago
Black holes of old galaxies are not dormant as thought earlier
Particulate matter immediately affects lungs and heart
Polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons retard children's sexual maturation
Use of carbon dioxide in oil recovery continues riding a slithery path
European farmland birds are dying out due to highly mechanised agricultural practices
Economics sans money drives the developing world. But the the United Nations (UN) wants it to integrate into a monetised dream. Developing countries live on the fringe economics of natural resources. Will the gross nature product be reflected in the UN's global balance sheet someday?
Small-scale industries: Where regulations are meaningless and pollution control an unaffordable luxury. Can they leapfrog to cost-effective technologies and find shelter in policies that provide reservation in pollution-free sectors?
• Small is not beautiful
• Mere plans
• Have technology, will survive