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Alarmed and feeling helpless, Japan is seeking external help for containing the food poisoning crisis which has till now claimed seven lives and affected nearly 6,400 people (Down To Earth Vol 5, No

Global climate change is today a spectre which allows for no ostriches. Scientific data is piling up to indict human activity as the source of the current phase of warming. The debate is whether the affluent North or the developing South has been more responsible and who will be polluting more in the near future.

One would that if more than 1,000 scientists belonging to various countries and working for 10 years, pointed out the grave danger posed by increasing carbon emissions to the climate as well as the global economy, world leaders would take notice and initiate restorative action. Instead, they choose to either pass on the buck or worse,

Natural sponges from the Mediterranean Sea are fast disappearing. Global warming and overfishing figure among the list of perpetrators of this vanishing act

With new evidence of the role played by aerosols, which act as localised coolants, scientists worry that their assessments of global warming may have been misplaced

Some very urgent steps need to be taken to ensure a less warm, more

By the end of the next century, the tiny island nation of Maldives could simply disappear under the sea. An expected increase of 50 cm

Global climate change is today a spectre which allows for no ostriches. Scientific data is piling up to indict human activity as the source of the current phase of warming. The debate is whether the affluent North or the developing South has been more r

Unlike the first United Nations conference on climate change, the recently concluded second meet was marked by a desire to give the planet a second chance

one would think that if more than 1,000 scientists belonging to various countries and working for 10 years, pointed out the grave danger posed by increasing carbon emissions to the climate as well

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