Issue Date: Sep 30, 2007
Europe continues to reel under forest fires that has up till now caused considerable damage to life, the environment and the economy. Experts have blamed the recent spurt in forest fire on global warming.
Greece witnessed its worst forest fire this year. In the Peloponnese peninsula, more than 150,000 hectares (ha) of land and forest and 2,000 homes were burned down. On August 20, forest fires in Kassandra peninsula went out of control in northern Greece, forcing thousand tourists and local residents to flee. In all, it claimed about 65 lives.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general