Singapore: Breathing Easy
It's all about taming traffic: keeping a tab on the number of vehicles on the road, and promoting public transport. Singapore, one of the …
Road Design: Why do Indian cities never get it right?
Even cities in developing countries like Sri Lanka have well-designed streets and roads which encourage walking and cycling
Religion V environment
Polluted and ignored
Talk about air pollution in India and everybody thinks of the four metropolitan cities. But the ambient air quality in even smaller cities and …
On the shelf?
Reaching for the Skies
New Delhi has become the hub of the burgeoning air traffic in Asia. But does it have the mathematical precision to avoid traffic snarls in the air?
Anxiety helps hasten ozone safety deadlines
Despite Third World pleas for generous grace periods, Montreal Protocol nations have moved forward the phase-out dates for chemicals threatening …
More of everything?
Increasing acid rain. Higher temperatures. Water scarcity. Shrinking farmlands. Reducing biodiversity. This is what the years leading to AD 2050 …
The ultimate justice
By asking lawyers to cycle to work to resolve Delhi’s endemic parking and traffic woes, the Chief Justice of India has shown the way. The …
Fighting for a safer workplace
Workers often fail to get proper medical treatment because they are mostly ignorant of occupational diseases.
Revision of regulation of EIAs for what?
Every breath you take
Pollutants in the air damage more than the lungs, warn health experts
As polluting asbestos units and illegal mining thrive amid lax laws, lakhs of workers become easy prey for dreaded diseases
The grey continent
Statistics is only one part of the story. The grime combined with apathetic governments and poverty in certain parts of Asia and the craze to …
Shroud for a crusader
For 35 years, Adhurai fought against Grasim Industries for polluting the environment in his village in Kerala. No one heard him. But after he …
For the love of air
International experts meet to develop a blueprint for future action to improve air quality in Delhi
When will India be able to control pollution ?
Not till the middle of the
21st century. So be prepared to
leave your children behind in a
living hell. Unless you are
prepared to browbeat …
Defence of science
The Indian Science Congress fails to
address country's key concerns like health. Instead, it ends up
becoming a forum for grousing about …
A recent US study has conclusive evidence on the deadly nature of fine particulate matter in the air. These unseen particles, mostly emitted by …
The thirst for diesel in India is growing. Diesel mania grips the Indian automobile industry and the customers with more and more companies going …
Licence to kill
One person dies every hour in Delhi due to ambient air choked with particles. Diesel exhaust is a major source of fine particles that are …
Air, water and soil: all have varying amounts of toxic heavy metals. Gradually, they are entering the human body through the food chain. Down …
The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke-spewing sponge iron plant in the area.
Private vehicles eating into scare public land
Private vehicles are clogging city streets, as they grow at a frightening pace. Hidden subsidies help park them on scarce public land and …
Bridge gap between planning and engineering to shift to sustainable mobility
Countries’ policies for sustainable transport have the right intentions, but are incomplete and selective