IN BRAZIL'S worst such incident in nearly a century, gold miners illegally prospecting on the Yanomami reservation are believed to have massacred, with machetes and guns, 73 Indian tribals.

THE TITLE of Frederique Apffel Marglin and Tariq Banuri's book, Who will Save the Forests?, sounds more like a rhetorical question or an impassioned plea than the launch of a sophisticated academic

An American biologist claims that a pregnant woman and her foetus are constantly engaged in a struggle with each other

Despite the brouhaha for and against mining in Rajasthan, neither side supports its arguments with scientific evidence. An environmental impact assessment of Bijolia mining district by former Geological Survey of India director M L Jhanwar and N K Mahala

The town of Makrana disproves the contention that development will automatically result from mining activity

Clashes between the Ogoni tribals and the police over the laying of an oil pipeline have made ecological degradation a key issue in Nigeria's presidential polls.

Environmental concerns and the end of the Cold War are spurring radical changes at the UN. But the revamp is turning out to be another thorny issue.