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Higher temperatures the world over do not just result in rising sea levels. According to a recent report produced by scientists from 50 countries, global warming has endangered even human health

A MINI-EARTH on earth. That was what Biosphere 2, the ambitious programme of an enclosed ecosystem, encapsulated. But with its ownership changing hands last month, the programme is also

THE French- controlled us drug company, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (RPR) has initiated a novel concept in selling its cancer drugs in the UK. Their sales representatives have an interesting message to

... was a small time occupation of the eccentric scientist just 20 years ago

This publication focusses on the Aral Sea crisis - the result of economic processes set in motion by the planners of the erstwhile Soviet Union in the 1950s. It is one of the biggest ecological disasters, second only to Chernobyl, leading to a total collapse of the socio-economic life of the people.

The veryfirst scheme to recognise the intellectual property rights of the Kani tribals in Kerala, ran into rough weather, only to bounce back into action

FINDING a cure for cancer has been unending drive for many a drug fil for years now. But the UK-based Brit Biotech company seems poised to lea the others far behind with its flagst anticancer

This document contains the summary for Policymakers: The Science of Climate Change - IPCC Working Group I.

It details the following key features:
1. Greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to increase
2. Anthropogenic aerosols tend to produce negative radiative forcings
3. Climate has changed over the past century

Even as the recent photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope made news, radio observations made over the last three years by the NASA Deep Space Network anten- na at Goldstone,

PREVENTION, rather than cure could become the norm in the West if modern biotechnology has its way. Several big multinational drug firms such as Hoechst, Merck and Glaxo Wellcome are trying