Adrift and Isolated
A proposed blanket ban on scientific prawn
culture in Chilika lake is a total let-down for the fiskerfolk
Is your government signing away your future rights to the world's natural resources?
Battle for turf
If the South wants to protect its interests against the power of the Bretton Woods institutions and WTO, it will need its own, equally powerful forum
Polluter says' principle
GEF should have been a liability fund, rather than a 'guilt fund' set up by the North to make up for the global damage it had caused
MAIght of OECD
A no-holds-barred treaty on investments would hand over the world on a platter to MNCs
Free, not fair
Does a country have the right to demand that its domestic standards on environmental protection be applicable to all countries?
After almost 10 years of fighting for or against a forest convention, there is not even a common view on why forests are under threat and what …
Developing countries are wary of the proposed treaty as chemicals like DDT are still used in many malaria-prone regions for vector control
Northern countries still see desertification as a local problem caused by population pressures rather than international trade patterns and …
To energise the biodiversity convention, the world will have to first deal with difficult countries like the US
Climate change negotiations get emotional because carbon dioxide emissions are closely related to individual lifestyles - and to national …
Poor enforcement, weak laws make poaching an easy game
Salman Khan might be in the arclights because of his poaching misadventures. But many people routinely get away with killing protected animals; …
The Bill of contentions
Points to ponder
Right to information and transparency in eia are critical for public participation in development projects
Out of earshot
Who follows the public hearing procedures? Neither the government nor the project promoters
The written code
Based on public hearings, environmental clearances are given to companies concerned
Can existing constitutional safeguards adequately address the environmental concerns?
Cries of anguish
Most Indians are defenceless against the fine toxic particles in the air -- largely products of vehicular emissions -- and scientists are finding …
Lung cancer is a result of the deadly cocktail of smoking, air pollution and poverty
Some of the most common cancers in India are directly linked to poverty
Killer with a BIAS
There is overwhelming evidence that some of the common cancers target the poor
The poorest people in urban India live in foul environs. Research from across the world shows that the poor stand greater risks of several cancers.…
Whose CARBON hypocrisy?
Should Northern groups campaign to stop fossil fuel funding in the South?
The verdict and after
The Supreme Court's decision, giving a go ahead to the Sardar Sarovar Project, has regenerated the debate.