"Inside" and "outside" stakes in wetlands
The rediscovery of the value of wetlands the world over will be short-lived if they are not properly managed and conserved
North prefers UN to act as 'global governor'
Environmental concerns and the end of the Cold War are spurring radical changes at the UN. But the revamp is turning out to be another thorny issue.
Time, space set limits to sustainable planning
Sustainable development involves a practical compromise between short-term human needs and never-ending preservation of natural resources.
Simple systems available to treat sewage
Planners should be made aware of easy techniques that can recycle waste water using little electricity.
New strategy suggested to save crocodiles
Respecting the territorial rights of crocodiles will help reduce the chances of conflict between the interests of humans and reptiles.
Biological rhythms pose problems for night workers
Recent research reveals that subjecting night shift workers to eight hours of bright light could bring about a 12-hour shift in their daily rhythms.
Liquidation of solid wastes
Management of solid wastes is a corollary of triumphing
civilisation. But how does one recycle or reuse increasing solid wastes in radically …
GATTing drugs, not getting them
The latest durg price control order will boost the MNCs and deprive the common consumer by damaging the small scale sector
If use of pesticides cannot be banned altogether and at once then, at least, some measures can keep them fenced out
Till death do us apart
Despite tonnes of evidence about the ruinous import of pesticides, humankind, especially in the South, are using just that much -- tonnes of it
Damage-control and how
Should changing names of threatened ecosystems be the only way to induce more consciousness of the coming environmental cataclysm?
Eighty-four nations may have 'agreed' to ban the export of poisonous wastes, but major players in the trade like Germany could ruin the …
Challenges in Agriculture
Biotechnology issues pose tremendous challenges for developing countries. As a member of the World Trade Organisation, India will have to gear up …
The US is taking its role as the protector of sea turtles worldwide too seriously, ignoring some important factors
Movements to protest against the commercialisation of forests have gained momentum in Karnataka
A ban on common sense
Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing …
14 Years Later..
...there's a Bhopal waiting to happen in the nooks and corners of the
country. But the government is yet to take the right steps to ensure
Spreading myths of money
The US is making a concerted effort to break down India's stand on climate change, with the active support of some Indian ngo s and business groups
Past experiences in tackling river pollution have been disheartening. The recent call for recognising this water source as an ecosystem is a …
A mistake of judgment
Pioneering though the work has been, judicial activism has restricted the growth of a responsible and independent bureaucracy
Safe or smug?
The awareness of the looming threat of bioweapons has evoked a serious response from all over the world, except India
When laws make out laws
Everybody's a loser. Forest guards die for laws that cannot be defended. Poor people get exploited. Veerappan rules the jungle. Sandalwood trees …
Watch out for these balloons
Sometimes resplendent, ungainly at other times, frogs are indicators of ecological health
Cut it out
A critique of recent suggestions to hack tusks, horns and other poachers' delights to save endangered animals.
Bickering to conserve
A continual tug of war between various agencies helped the Forest Conservation Act to evolve to its present form.