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Powering US networks

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2001
Networking equipment has become an integral part of the US economy. Technological advances invariably lead to more equipment, demanding more power. US is waking up to the fact that inefficient office equipment coupled with ill-managed power distribution systems cause huge power losses. A mere 2.5 per cent saving in the home appliances power consumption saved US about US $3.5 billion in 1999. The same result is possible in this segment as well.

Wily weather

Issue Date: Nov 30, 1998
ACTUALLY it cannot. It does very badly. An economy which is largely dependent upon agriculture and where production in the rural sector grabs a sizeable chunk of the GDP is itself dependent to a great extent upon good weather. Good weather in the Indian context means timely rains. There is a school of thought which feels that we could encounter more untimely rains and more unusual weather phenomena due to global warming It could lead to more El Nino-type phenomenon. While there is data to indicate that 1998 was the hottest year in the last six


Issue Date: Oct 31, 1998
The South Pacific island of Fiji is suffering from a massive drought. The sugarcane crop of 1998 is well below normal production. Even the torrential rains due to La Nina, which lashed Australia, have stayed away from Fiji. "We were hoping that La Nina could come and bring some rain but the drought is continuing," said managing director of the state-owned Fiji sugar corporation, Jonetani Galuinadi, A break in drought is not expected to assist the present crop but may help next year's crop.


Issue Date: Sep 30, 1998
Dented by the Congo rebellion, renewed fighting in Angola, failed privatisation plans in Zambia and slumping metal prices, mining investors are singing the blues.

Economy vs ecology

Issue Date: Jun 30, 1998
AT a time when developing nations are getting lured into global economy issues, that translate into increased consumerism promoted by the developed world, the 1998 annual state of the earth report by the Worldwatch Institute, usa, comes as a timely warning.

Suffocating budget

Issue Date: Jun 30, 1998

Tree travails

Issue Date: Jun 15, 1998


Issue Date: Jun 15, 1998
The Malaysian government would help its neighbours to fight the haze blanketing part of the Southeast Asian region to ensure non-disruption of the Commonwealth Games. Prime minister Mahathir Mohammed said it is going to be a daunting task for his country. Still, Malaysia is confident of reducing the amount of haze, he said. In the last two months, smoke from wildfires in parts of Malaysia have covered some areas with thick smoke, forcing airports and schools to be closed periodically.

Costly populism

Issue Date: Mar 31, 1998
subsidy is an indirect payment given by governments for various economic and social reasons. A major part of the "cost" of the subsidy is paid by the government. At the same time, granting subsidies more than often lead to overuse of goods and services and environmental degradation.

Return of the smog

Issue Date: Mar 15, 1998
the threat of renewed Indonesian fires looms large over Southeast Asia. Experts have warned that if the fires continue to gain a strong foothold in Indonesia, Kalimantan and Sumatra, then Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Thailand and the Philippines could see a repeat of the smog that blotted out the sun for days last year.
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