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.
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?
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
Runner up always!
Environment is never the first in the list of our priorities. It is only when disasters occur that the cause of environment becomes an issue
Scientists are rediscovering the value of the unique combination of five products of the cow, especially as pesticide
An Old tree and some wise men
Unsustainable practices seem to be a suicidal trait in the
concepts of today
Spare parts any takers?
The ethics of transplanting an organ from one species to another is debatable as the dangers involved are too many and unknown
Indian cities are being engulfed by vehicular pollution. Under such circumstances, the electric autorickshaw and bicycle offer some respite
Needed: a new yardstick
Gross National Product may be an inadequate measure of economic activity when environmental damage occurs
A rise in the elephant population in the Chandaka reserve forests raises the basic question of ecological management keeping human needs in mind
Monument to hunger
The 1784 famine of Lucknow region and a nawab's philanthropic gesture gave us a magnificent monument
Killing is no answer
Here are 18 steps to deal with monkeys that enter human habitation areas. They do not involve killing them
A brief mania called Hawkins
Barely 100 out of the 5,000 present at the Stephen Hawking public lecture actually understood what he said. Some felt Hawking had endorsed the …
The facade of sharing
Public-private partnership is more about dividing: risks go to the public agency, profits to the private
The greening of young minds
Environment education cannot be confined to plants and animals or even conservation; its aim must be to open to children the interconnectedness …