Bank’s first contest
Developing countries challenge US monopoly by putting up candidates for World Bank’s presidency
Can India-EU strategic partnership focus on climate change, clean energy?
Trade and security was the focus of the recently concluded India-EU summit, but the two entities need to move beyond that?
Burying in empty space
An old plan to lug deadly
radioactive wastes to the remote corners of the solar system is being revived by some Russian scientists
Russia ambiguous on Kyoto
With Russia blowing hot and cold on ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, the ninth conference of parties (COP-9) to the UN Framework Convention on …
Russia reneging on Kyoto?
The earth is hotter than it has been in the past 2000 years and the largest ice shelf in the Artic has broken into two after having existed for …
Bush, Putin on nuclear energy consolidation drive
Silent epidemic: Superbugs killing India’s newborns
Each time we use antibiotics, we allow the few superbugs—bacteria that are able to survive the antibiotic—to thrive, says an expert
Bioprates in the dragnet
Illegal smuggling of insects from the Himalaya comes into focus with the arrest of two Russians in Sikkim
Toxic contamination in Russia's Neva river
Global Eco Watch: How climate may have helped exacerbate Spanish Flu
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology
Denmark stakes claim over North Pole and a large chunk of the Arctic
Seeks formal recognition of its extended territory from UN
Scientists warn against deep sea mining
Call for sustainable management of oceans
Russian nuclear attack
Radioactive Russian weed gets out of hand
Out with asbestos!
September saw a slew of developments giving renewed impetus to the global movement against asbestos
India to be 'leading manufacturer' of Russia’s 'doubtful' trial vaccine
Experts caution Indian government against hastened response; Russia researchers claim their vaccine is the best
Lithuania, Latvia ranked as world’s top environmental democracies
The index evaluated the availability of information and public participation related to environment matters in 70 countries
Brickbats for compulsory licences
US criticises India and BRIC group for strengthening provisions on life-saving medicines
'Climate change to impact suitability of tropical agricultural lands by 2100'
Suitability will shift to higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere
India's nuclear chimera
Going by the Kudankulan example, India’s nuclear power generation target is a pie in the sky
Developing countries outshine G7 nations in health aid
Study shows aid by BRICS 10 times higher than by developed countries
United emission norms
Eight countries decide that it is time to have uniform standards for vehicular emissions