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)