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EVEN as debate on conservation of biodiversity gathers momentum, tropical forests which account for between 40 to 90 per cent of the world's biodiversity, seem to be fighting a losing battle against

Certain plant and animal species are being used as "early warning systems" for pollution

A recent report on the Narmada Sagar and Omkareshwar projects raises fears of the loss of biodiversity in the region

THIS is the 6th in the World Resources series -- which provides information on environment and development -- and has a special focus on people and the environment. These chapters deal with natural

A group of leading agricultural scientists in the country has called for the patenting of plant and animal biodiversity to be emphasised in order to ensure the introduction of an effective germplasm

A group of leading agricultural scientists in the country has called for the patenting of plant and animal biodiversity to be emphasised in order to ensure the introduction of an effective germplasm

A NEW breed of gold-diggers are on the prowl. In the search for plant species yielding new medicines and better crops, rich and relatively unexplored ecosystems are now resounding to the tramp of the

A comprehensive tome on the biodiversity convention is being readied. But will it include all the viewpoints?

Residents of Geneva, Switzerland, have opposed the building of 12 palaces by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The king had received permission to build the 12 palaces and an underground car park, which are

IN THESE interdisciplinary times, biologists are equally at home with political theory. Garrett Hardin's essays, Life Boat Ethics and The Tragedy of the Commons constitute 2 of the major political

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