Sinha will make life even more miserable for Indians. Wealth will come about but at the cost of the environment

An oil spill pollutes 500 km of the French coast. It takes three weeks and public pressure for the guilty company to accept responsibility

Financial institutions may soon lend a helping hand to the environment sector, says the Indian environment minister

'Species 2000' is the latest UN/World Bank venture to take an integrated look at the world's biodiversity. The current tally puts the total number of plants, animals, fungi and


An unprecedent mining boom is on the cards in Peru as foreign investors make a beeline to grab the opportunities. Foreign investment had come to a standstill since 1970 because of

Beneath the gloss of populist governmental rhetoric, this year's budget is a dead loss

THE Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (ireda), the financing arm of the Union ministry of nonconventional energy sources, is finalising a US$ 100 million assistance package from the

Though increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is making it difficult to treat diseases such as malaria, pharmaceutical companies do not consider it profitable to invest in research for new drugs.

BURDENED by repayment of its enormous external debt, the Peruvian government has been forced to cut down its budgeting for health and sanitation facilities, even though a cholera epidemic claimed

Scientists and industrialists are trying to give final shape to a body that will select and fund projects.