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.
Constant exposure to noise can make one deaf. The major culprit is road traffic. Can one avoid noise? It’s difficult. Checking it, however, is not impossible. As the Central Pollution Control Board regulations remain unimplemented, the authority has initiated a nationwide real time noise monitoring, hoping for an improvement. Sayantan Bera in Kolkata, Ankur Paliwal in Delhi and Sumana Narayanan in Chennai report on the increasing noise levels
Biotech firms object to states getting a say in approving GM crop trials
Biotech Regulatory Authority will have too much power, no checks
Odisha wants to dam surplus water downstream of Hirakud dam. But where’s the surplus?
Centre dithers on banning encroachment in river zones
Meant to check use of toxic phthalates
Coastal road could be built to link Worli to Haji Ali
Countries move from labs to seas to study the implications of ocean acidification
Climate change threatens species’ genetic diversity too
Control reproduction of competing species
Nonvolatile herbicides lost more through vapourisation