India can rely on sand imports till the time it is viable
India is importing river sand to satiate the growing demand of its construction industry and to keep soaring sand prices in check. But imports alone will not suffice without effective implementation of regulations and promotion of alternative construction materials
Make choices that will help end soil erosion, reduce effects of drought or dust storms
Every year, we make New Year resolutions about change. Why not include as one of those resolutions, a change of habit leading that will lead to a smart sustainable consumer lifestyle?
Save our seas
The UN's first conference to save the oceans is a grand show of intent to reset our relationship with the largest sink of carbon dioxide and the biggest receptacle for human wastes. But will governments, industries and organisations stand by the big voluntary commitments they have made? Vibha Varshney reports from UN headquarters in New York
A journey called change
Their struggle for survival and progress has shaped the understanding of environmentalism both at the national and global levels and influenced policy makers. Witnessing their achievement has become part of our journey. On our 23rd anniversary, we bring you stories of those who continue to inspire us