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Certified, not certain

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
INDIA IS witnessing a boom in construction, at great environmental cost. The sector already accounts for 40 per cent of carbon emissions, 30 per cent of solid waste, and 20 per cent of effluent in the country. If the current rate of development holds, the country will have 60 per cent more buildings by 2030.

Letters - October 16-31, 2014

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
Unsavoury pickle

Ozone-smart, climate-cool

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
One item on the agenda of the much-discussed Narendra Modi-Barack Obama meeting that has Indian commentators flummoxed is hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The joint statement issued after the meeting of the two heads of states says rather ambiguously that the two sides agreed to cooperate on “next steps to tackle the challenge posed by HFCs to global warming.”

Suspected Ebola case in Manipur; Northeast mounts strict vigil

Author(s): Amarjyoti Borah
Issue Date: Oct 14, 2014
State governments in the Northeast have stepped up screening for immediate detection of cases of Ebola and have also started monitoring the entry of foreign nationals in the states.

Hunger levels in India still ‘serious’, shows global hunger index report

Issue Date: Oct 14, 2014
India has improved its ranking in the new Global Hunger Index report released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a Washington-based global non-profit.

Nagoya Protocol comes into force

Author(s): Snigdha Das
Issue Date: Oct 13, 2014
A UN protocol for biodiversity protection and for ensuring that the benefits of natural resources and their commercial derivatives are shared with local communities came into force on October 12.

Nobel Peace Prize to child rights champions from India and Pakistan

Issue Date: Oct 10, 2014
Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay will share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, for their struggle against the suppression of child rights and for the right of all children to education.

`We've strong evidence that eating sugar contributes to heart disease'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Your study clearly shows fructose has unique effects on the body. Are these effects significant enough to cause metabolic disease in the long-term?

Flush, but don't forget

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
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