UNEP set to navigate a new course
The United Nations Environment Programme, which had previously advanced legal instruments to solve global environmental problems, is now …
Mira Behn: A friend of nature
The urge to be close to nature guided Madeleine Slade, who came to be known as Mira Behn, throughout her life
An identity crisis for the South
The developing world needs to define what the South represents, for otherwise it risks its legitimacy as a negotiating bloc
Peasant women list their woes to scientists
At a recent conference, women farm workers got a chance to discuss their problems with agricultural experts.
A sustainable lifestyle in the mountains
Living with the Gaddis was an environmental lesson worth learning.
Scarred by violence and fundamentalism
1992 proved the Indian women's movement needs to reassess its priorities and strategies.
Industrialising agriculture dooms the sources of life
Greens contend that agricultural productivity can be increased many times with minimal use of water and a few external inputs, but most …
Why are we begging for eco-clean technology?
If industrialised countries were legally barred from exporting anything considered eco-unfriendly, industries in the developing countries would …
Must a civilisation destroy to preserve itself?
India still has the option to preserve the poem within and the tree outside.
We need not have gone to the World Bank
India may have compromised her sovereignty over the Narmada issue
Wanted: an independent appeals institution
If the World Bank does not withdraw from the Narmada dam, it will undermine the credibility it gained from setting up the review team. US NGOs …
Time for Green from the ground up
The show is over. It's time to stop talking and get down to work
An Indian idea gets the world on its feet
Suddenly padyatras are being used as a new form of social mobilisation, all over the world
THE BIG BAD WHITE MEN
To villagers in Bihar, the Dunkel Draft and GATT are not proposals or agreements but a couple of angrez out to play havoc with their lives.
Unspeak has piled up mountains of words on sustainable development of the world's fragile peaks, and action courses seem to have been lost on the …
Some knowledge is forever
The validity of traditional ecological practices, in terms of sustainability, has to be examined scientifically
Two new worlds
'Aid fatigue' in the West is changing the perception of the development paradigm of the poorer countries
Life Under the Sun
Can life countinue to survive on the sun's energy harvested by photosynthesis
Latur earthquake victims being given false promises
Russia's nuclear recklessness could haunt the Northern regions for centuries to come
The cleaning force of every country has an indispensable worker, the rag picker. But the health and safety of this person is conveniently ignored
The minister and the menace
A recent workshop on people's management of the Rajaji National Park brought out in full fury the debate whether the local communities are wiser …
In their rush to meet the housing requirements of cities, planners are turning a blind eye to the quality of the built environment
India, seen as a dumpyard by the developed countries for toxic wastes, is under pressure not to ratify the Basel Ban
Pariahs, no more?
Zimbabwe's urban farmers are finally being seen as answers to its development ills