We, the consumers
Modern society is little concerned with how goods we use are produced and disposed of
BBC does a Columbus
The corporation’s Earth News went to town with its discovery of lost tigers that were never lost
Where gold rush hurts
More than 13 million small-scale miners are destroying themselves and the environment
Words of wisdom
The traditional knowledge of indigenous communities was for a long time viewed with scepticism. Now, the world acknowledges its significance
The population of river dolphin has declined by 50 per cent since Independence
Stars in stripe
Is the ban on "tiger shows" at Kanha and Bandhavgarh really in
interest of the big
When the state goes forestling
... people know that it is barking up the wrong tree
The joke's on the panchayat
The recent panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh was the latest edition of the mock ritual of decentralisation
The Eklingapura experience
A joint forest management initiative succeeded at Eklingapura mainly because foresters were able to respond to the needs of the community.
Wanted: professionals who care
Lack of ecological concerns among today's professionals have led to a dichotomy between development and the environment.
Grasping the roots
Environmental literature plays an important role in moulding innocent minds to think and understand green.
A long road ahead
Despite its vast numbers of scientists and research institutes, Indian science has always fared poorly on the global front. Several reasons have …
Bandwagon role for joint forestry
Though programmes involving villagers in the regeneration of forest lands have been successful, caution should be exercised while bringing new …
Every big cat leaves its unmistakable mark
Modern hi-tech methods notwithstanding, the traditional technique of counting tigers from pugmarks remains the most efficient.
The dream remains confined to Garhwal
Neglect robs Saurashtra park of greenery
A wilderness park nurtured carefully by a former maharaja of Bhavnagar looks decrepit today, with its resources plundered and its wildlife dwindling.
Kerala brick industry taking over rice fields
The fast-expanding brick industry (in Kerala) is causing irreversible damage to paddy-fields in a state that is already beset by an acute rice …
"Environmental breakfasts" in mega-hotels
Big business in Germany more than in any other country. But how delighted should an environmentalist be with this development?
Debate renewed on blame for global warming
THE 1990-91 edition of World Resources, brought out by the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI), concluded developing countries as a …
Common sense about common salt
In earlier times, a mixture of salt, herbs and spices or a simple dose of salt by itself was considered a prime cure for a range of illnesses.
Southerners win the Rio round
For many southern groups, the greater cause at Rio was to align with their governments against the West's "green imperialism"
Conserving biodiversity and generosity
An offer of desi ber by a village lad came as a sharp comment on the global politics of biodiversity
Women build where others destroy
Why do women who attempt changes in local land use patterns meet with so much hostility?
The nature of human health
It's high time that we invested wisely in a robust environment, a prerequisite for public health
Beating the hell out of death
Industrial houses and research organisations must join hands and rethink about Indian health standards