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At UNCED, the North tried using the facile argument that their larger consumption actually provided trade and jobs for the poorer South. But nobody bit the hook

Though the bracketed chapter on atmosphere was resolved in Rio, OPEC nations continue to feel dissatisfied

It was the Stockholm conference, held exactly 20 years ago, which put environmental issues on the global agenda for the first time. But the contours of environmental negotiapons have changed a great deal from those early days

EUROPE is getting increasingly worried about nuclear fallout from the erstwhile communist republics. The G-7 leaders are expected to endorse a multibillion-dollar plan to improve the safety of

ON MAY 15 this year, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement in response to a public interest suit demanding the closure of the 300-odd stone-crushing units in and around New Delhi. Unlicensed units were immediately closed and the rest are to be shut down by August 15.

ALMOST half of India's urban population is in favour of protecting the environment "even at the risk of slowing down economic growth" as against one-fourth who feel that economic growth should be the topmost priority.

IT'S a well-known fact that if people could be encouraged to get on their bikes, air pollution would decrease. Now a study published by the Cyclists Touring Club of Britain shows how the share

THIS was one storm that the meteorologists couldn't predict. When Vasant Gowariker, scientific adviser to the Prime Minister, and a team of meteorologists from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), announced in early April that the coming monsoon will be on the lower side of normal, the prediction drew a great deal of flak.

Ninety-four male pump workers, employed in 41 petrol filling stations in Kanpur (formerly Cawnpore) and Lucknow—both in the Ganges plain of north India—were clinically examined.

Calculated loading rates of trace metals into the three environmental compartments demonstrate that human activities now have major impacts on the global and regional cycles of most of the trace elements. There is significant contamination of freshwater resources and an accelerating accumulation of toxic metals in the human food chain.