POSCO villages resist land acquisition by Odisha government
Despite protests administration demolishes 37 betel gardens on the forestland. Land acquistion put on hold till June 17
Floods in north and east India kill 120 people
Release of flood waters from Nepal affect large parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Will Maharashtra's decision to charge fee for green clearance lead to greater transparency?
Industry objects saying it will increase their costs; activists say it can prove beneficial since state environment appraisal committee and EIA …
US seeks strict scrutiny of World Bank lending to hydroelectric projects
External evaluation process to ascertain effectiveness of lendings recommended
Science and Technology - Briefs
Mahan at all costs
How government bent all rules to ensure Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh goes to Essar and Hindalco for mining coal
Drought of equity
A large part of Maharashtra has been declared drought-hit. But distribution of water is quite incongruous. While the few who are politically and …
Lives of others
Wildlife is more of an academic concern except when the charismatic tiger is wiped out from a protected forest or our favourite fish vanishes …
The past and present of rivers
Author(s): Karuna Futane
We are a generation that has turned flowing fresh water rivers to rivers of sewage and garbage. We have lost rivers.
Where there is a river, there is sand. Called a minor mineral, it fulfils a major requirement of the booming construction industry. No wonder, …
Bhutan’s experiments with happiness
The idyllic Buddhist kingdom believes that peace and happiness should take preference over material growth. In a world beset by inequities and …
POSCO, a better tomorrow?
Sayantan Bera captures the mood at Jagatsinghpur, Odisha (Photos from June 16 and 17)