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Oct 15-31, 2008

Cover Story

After years of building roads and flyovers, Delhi government has decided to change tack to address congestion on its roads invest in new, sleek buses to restricted private vehicles. Other cities have followed suit. But their dream bus is either not on the market or just too expensive. Orders placed several months ago are overdue. The two major bus makers, Tata and Ashok Leyland, can barely deliver 100 a month till they ramp up production.

sunita narain and arnab pratim dutta chase India's bus business and ask what would it take to transition to good urban transport

Editor's page

A few years ago I wrote about a textile town called Pali, in Rajasthan, which had completely toxified its seasonal river Bandi with industrial discharge. Then, I said the real story was not about pollution but the anger of farmers whose agricultural lands were destroyed because of effluents, whose well water had turned poisonous, and whose fight led the town to set up the country's first common effluent treatment plant. The question I raised was did we know how to clean chemical pollution in water-scarce areas?

Automobility enervates, because more cars mean more congestion, less mobility

The road to next climate negotiation turns hostile as some developing nations are upgraded

Factsheet

Feature

Leader

Automobility enervates, because more cars mean more congestion, less mobility

The road to next climate negotiation turns hostile as some developing nations are upgraded

Review

Book>> The Secret History of the American Empire Economic Hit Men, Jackals and the Truth about Global Corporations by Jonathan Perkins Plume Books New York 2008

Letters

Environment v science

There is a considerable lack of transparency in the promotion of the neutrino project ('Neutrino in elephant's way', September 1-15, 2008), which leads one to suspect a lack of integrity in presenting the facts.

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