In spite of rising living standards worldwide, more than 1bn people cannot meet their most basic needs, according to a United Nations report published. Its ninth annual Human Development Report,

IF a report recently published in the us is to be believed, the rich became richer and the poor became poorer over the last year in the us. Family incomes rose overall, with the wealthiest families

The National Conservation Strategy and the Policy Statement on Environment and Development was adopted by the Governink ,nt of India in June 1992 to provide the basis for the integration

On paper, India has ratified almost all multilateral environmental conventions including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES Convention), the

The government proposes reductions in subsidies on power, irrigation and higher education

Recently, Bangladesh signed four agreements with Vietnam. The accords were on the formation of a joint commission for economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between the two nations.

The finance minister's money bag may emerge as the commoner's bete noir

Supply of clean fresh water, already threatened by soaring pollution levels, is depleting at such a rate in some regions that within 30 years two-thirds of humanity will suffer "moderate to severe

In its search for a strategy for afforestation, a laudable goal in itself, the Madhya Pradesh mp government has once again put its foot in its mouth and buckled down unduly to commercial lobbies.

Tell your elected representatives that before pollution leads to your premature death you will ensure the premature deaths of their political careers