Just days before the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984, news came last Friday that no hearing took place at the Supreme Court on a curative petition filed by the central governmen

After a court order in 2004, Delhi government managed a huge swing away from polluting fuels to the much less polluting compressed natural gas (CNG), at least in vehicular public transport.

As Delhi heads for polls, some key issues are agitating the common voter although these may not be felt as much by the city’s well-heeled sections. One such issue is water.

Global warming is set to continue unabated with temperatures rising by 20% by 2035, putting the world on track for a temperature increase of 3.6 degrees, far above the UN target of 2.0 degrees.

Country’s Hunger Index Has Dropped Three Points, But Stays In ‘Alarming’ Category: Global Hunger Report

In a striking irony, the number of hungry people in the world was estimated at 842 million in 2011-13 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report released on Monday even as world cereal production was estimated at a near record level of 2,489 million metric tons a few days ago. About a quarter of the world’s hungry, or 210 million, are in India alone.

May Reach Tipping Point In 25 Yrs: IPCC

The report issued on September 27 by the UN’s Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may sound similar to the one issued five years ago — after all, it says that humanity is causing climate change, though with more certainty. But on two key aspects this report has categorically said what was never said before.

As a humongous natural calamity grips Uttarakhand, it is now emerging that the state has had no disaster management plan worth its name despite being highly disaster-prone due to fragile mounta

Can you imagine Mount Everest without its snow and ice?

NEW DELHI: More than half of common plants and one third of the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change, according to research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia looked at 50,000 globally widespread and common species and found that more than one half of the plants and one third of the animals will lose more than half of their climatic range by 2080 if nothing is done to reduce the amount of global warming and slow it down.

Decentralized Sourcing, Distribution Can Cut Costs: Thinktank

How much would it cost the central government to provide grain to the whole country at affordable prices? A calculation by the Delhi-based advocacy group Centre for Budget & Governance Accountability (CBGA) puts the figure at Rs 2,38,471 crore for one year. In the current financial year (2012-13), the Centre spent Rs 75,366 crore on the food subsidy, that is, about 0.74% of the gross domestic product.