I don’t want my fingerprints taken
Resisting biometric data
Copycats in nature
Jungle babblers feast while bulbuls imitate their hunting style
Road to chaos
The beginning of uncontrolled consumerism is the end of a planned city
A weed maligned
A fearsome weed in the Rann of Kutch is hardly, as is feared, sucking
the land to death
Not so bitter
Fears of neem patenting by Western MNCs are blown out of proportion
Trade-off- human rights and the market
The clarion call of open markets could override the North's 'insistence' on linking trade with human rights and environmental issues
Heart to heart
A tongue-in-cheek report of a conversation overheard at a bar during a meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development.
Physics journal fosters spirit of enquiry
Physical Review, which began in 1893 as a monthly journal of indifferent repute, has evolved into a standard for the international physics community.
People are not the planet's pollutants
The consumerist tendency of our society has resulted in the branding of population explosion as the villain in a world that has place for everyone'…
Education must boost unity, end superstition
Learning in the present social context should lay more stress on inculcating social and ethical values that would bring Indians closer to each other.
Growing old in the wild
The conventional belief is that animals don't live into old age, but succumb much earlier to "unnatural" causes. Recent research, however, …
Only males need apply
With an increasing number of joint forest management projects being implemented, it is vital that forest departments become more gender sensitive.…
Defining environment stories
In the Western approach to stories on the environment, topics are wrapped in neat packages: from rainforests to big dams. But writing on rural …
Early education is the key to reducing birth rate
Every rupee invested on four years of primary education for girls would yield returns worth Rs 10 of investment on advertising contraceptive …
The future folding into itself
Truth is what my father taught me
A look at today's environmental issues through the eyes of two well-known poets, exclusive to Down To Earth
Have we forgotten Rio already?
India has failed in the basic work that it needed to do even before going to Rio -- define the pathway of sustainable development for itself
Bring scientists out of their ivory labs
There have been many a slip between developing technology and applying it to everyday life
It's a cow's life
Cattle in western Rajasthan struggle for survival as pastures continue to shrink
Killed by indifference
When two young people die in a highway accident, is it destiny or a callous and indifferent administration?
Cultivating wood for fuel
Faced with food surpluses, farmers in the UK are being encouraged to plant trees on part of their land and sell wood as fuel for heating or …
The recent Cabinet shake-up could spell trouble for India on the
Environment for change
Shifting over to sustainable agriculture requires a new climate for convincing and aiding farmers to change the existing practices
Dreams from six world's apart
The agonised voice of the Warli and Kokna tribes of Thane (Maharashtra) reach out to say, through Pradip Prabhu...
Loving trees is not enough
Can merely conserving trees save the environment?