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Villagers in Thailand find an unlikely ally in the Buddhist clergy to help their conservation efforts

UKRAINE will stage an international competition for engineers to ensure the lasting safety of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It is hoping to lure aid from the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialised

INDUSTRIAL towns with a high growth and, therefore, high pollution potential will come in for special attention from the Punjab Pollution Control Board, under a new initiative to deal with pollution

WHATEVER their area of work, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have made the most headway in involving people in managing their natural resources. Says one NGO activist, "Local people are very

The Union ministry of forests and environment will soon set up a Central authority to monitor and regulate zoos in the country. This body will also be responsible for financial assistance to the

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

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