Sweden and Denmark, two of the world's most eco-friendly countries, compromise on environment to go ahead with the construction of Europe's longest bridge
The new order
International pressure and the civil society
Everybody wants to be green
Politicians and businessmen appear concerned about the environment these days. Their speeches and interviews are laced with expressions like ...
Our country, our mess
How's India doing in providing basic social services?
Discounting the future
Encouraging Indian industries to voluntarily disclose performance on environmental front
Whither civil society?
A musician's Yantra
Aubrey Meyer has coined the phrase
"contraction and convergence" and set the world thinking on the lines of equitable per ...
A social drink
In spite of ample evidence highlighting the adverse effects of pesticides on wildlife, it continues to be used indiscriminately ...
Mayhem in Arunachal
The Korean conundrum
Demand management is better for both the environment and the economy. The sooner South Korea realises this, the easier ...
Mind over matter
Wanted: a green spin doctor
Although considered a sensitive pressure group, the British Green Party badly needs to recover from languor and gain ...
The cover story 'Facing a silent spring...', (Down To Earth, Vol 5, No 13), about its editor Anil Agarwal's ...
Powerful words that provided the base for judicial activism in India. How potent are the judgments delivered in favour ...
The last of the humble farmer
Development policies based on Gandhian philosophy, rather than consumerism, are the best bet for tackling current environmental and development ...
No laughing matter
Activists are increasingly resorting to attention-grabbing techniques to bring development issues into the public domain
A revolution redefined
Troubled by the degradation of soil and water, French farmers are now switching to a more sustainable ...
Electronic conferences can speed up decision making which lengthy, costly and conventional deliberations cannot