Issue Date: Jul 31, 2008
the mix of salt and freshwater at Everglades in Florida, us, makes it the only place on earth where alligators and crocodiles co-exist. It has a massive network of lakes, creeks, swamps and rivers--and a sugar factory. Efforts are on to revive the wetland by closing down the factory that owns 75,670 hectares of land under water-hungry sugarcane plantation. The idea is to replenish groundwater and buffer the area against hurricanes, besides cutting the flow of agricultural chemicals.
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