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Climate change to cut South Asia’s growth by 8.8 per cent by end of century: ADB

Issue Date: Aug 20, 2013
Climate change will cut South Asia’s growth by 8.8 per cent by 2100 if steps are not taken to counter global warming. According to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the loss in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be the highest in the Maldives (12.6 per cent).

On shelf

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity by Gunnel Cederlf OUP; Rs 895

City scan

Author(s): Vivek Paul 
Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
HAPPY CITY Charles Montgomery Penguin | Rs 750 THE STATE OF OUR CITIES Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A Venugopal Reddy and Pavan Srinath OUP | Rs 765

Solid wealth

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014

Emergency call

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
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Experts without expertise

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
THE NATIONAL Green Tribunal has said that the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change should appoint only those people as chairpersons and members of expert appraisal committees who have “expertise and experience” in environment-related issues. In a judgement delivered on July 17, the court also said that the expertise of chairpersons should be in the area with which the committee is concerned.

News Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014

Chicken comes home to roost

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
What should I eat now? Is there nothing that is safe?” This is what I am asked every time the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) does a study on toxins in food. It is a fact that our food is becoming unhealthy—not because of deliberate adulteration but because we are choosing to produce it in unsafe ways. India is at the beginning of industrial food production focused on efficiency and profits, and not on consumer safety, so it still has a choice to get it right. Why should the country not exercise its right to food that secures livelihoods and nutrition?

Letters - August 16-31, 2014

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
Once upon a time, Ganga was clean
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