The global road-building explosion is shattering nature
Roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting
‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ a welcome move, but will it work?
Given the state government’s past record, one can’t but help feel skeptical
Getting Indore's roads to play a double role
An Indore engineer has solved the problem of waterlogging in the city's slums by building sloping roads that lead excess water to the nearest nullah.
Shallow tubewell no good
Eight avian species declared “extinct” in new study
The species, most of which are South American, are the first avian extinctions of the 21st century
'Three of us were killed last year, but we continue to protect our forests'
Guardians of the Amazon, a tribe in the forests sent this message to the Brazilian government to help them protect an uncontacted tribe and their …
Palm oil plantations driving illegal logging in Indonesia
Report shows how corruption and lax enforcement by government is abetting illegal practices by well-connected business people
Is the warming Pacific Ocean finally signalling an El Niño?
After cooling down suddenly in July, the Pacific Ocean is warming up once again but it could be another mischief played by the 'Little Boy'
Where have we gone wrong?
With every monsoon, the extent of floods in the country and its ensuing misery increases. Is this suffering largely self-inflicted?
Mosquitoes storm the desert
A cerebral malaria epidemic in Rajasthan has its source in the Indira Gandhi Canal
Mumbai‘s rivers and lakes to get flood sensors
The sensors will warn the civic administration as soon as water levels start rising in the water body
Brazil forest fire threatens local tribe
Loggers have been accused of starting fires to drive away the indigenous people
Illegal logging major threat to development in west Africa: FAO
The activities not only harm economies but are also a source of funding for terror groups
Welcome to cyber city
Computers cannot prevent floods -- a lesson that the Internet-savvy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is learning the hard way
Timber companies plundering Congo’s rainforests, says report
A probe by non-profit Global Witness shows that timber companies are defying forest protection laws and underpaying taxes to plunder natural resources
Foreign investors perpetuating poverty in Africa, says report
The Annual Progress Report of Africa says the continent is losing 6% of GDP a year, mostly due tto illegal logging and unregulated fishing
Interpol releases first-ever list of most wanted green criminals
List features nine fugitives accused of poaching, trafficking animal parts and illegal logging
East Africa unites with UN, Interpol to curb illegal logging
Global partnership seeks to check deforestation and crossborder illegalities in timber trade
The escape route
Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It …
Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a 'coincidence'
Punjab: end of the revolution ?
Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, …
Is the joyride over ?
There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that …