Three of the most controversial ingredients in politics - race, gender and age - are conspiring to make this year's US presidential election one of the most engrossing ever. But there is another factor that many Americans will hopefully be taking just as seriously because of its future impact on everyone's lives: how the candidates plan to deal with climate change.

Climate change is the biggest science issue in the world, and the biggest science issue in the upcoming US election. Who is the front runner? If you look at the parties, it's a no-brainer: the Democrats snatched control of both houses of Congress in 2006, and have so far made good on their promises to fight climate change. Feb 27, 2008

With pressure mounting on the US establishment to take climate change seriously, the US House of Representatives has hit upon an

a sudden spurt in public discussion in Delhi over worsening air quality over the last few years has brought into focus a few interesting points about controlling urban air pollution. This is not to

The us House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Bill on November 6, after Republicans joined Democrats challenging president George W Bush. The 361-54 verdict, well over

In a major legal action against a us federal agency, an environmental organisation has filed a notice of intent against the agency's political interference in protecting endangered species. At stake

new York City is set to go green. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced his ambitious "planyc-2030' for a "greener and greater' New York. The following are the highpoints of the plan

This book explores two principal contradictions in environmental politics in India--between conservation and large-scale development projects, and between short-term electoral politics and long-term imperatives of environmental conservation. The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh, north-western India, is home to the western Tragopan--an endangered pheasant. It shares its habitat with the local population living on the park's fringes. This book demonstrates that both conservation and development are inter-related and inherently political.

What should be the new terms of engagement?

orissa might well be at the receiving end of one of Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi s pre poll sops meant to benefit his own states s forest dwellers