Blind terror: 80 per cent of the world's sightless are in the developing world, and the number will double by the turn of the century. Carl Kupfer is the director of the National Eye Institute, Betheseda, USA. He tells the author that blindness is not onl

Representatives of the South must pull up their socks on garnering vital data on the ongoing policy debates

THE STATE of the world continues to deteriorate. Any light at the end of the tunnel is, at best, hazy. Despite the slide, perceptions have changed and the State of the World report could have

Although the recently held world population summit emphasised population control in the developing countries as the main block in the path to development, some delegates held the consumption patterns of the developed countries responsible for the problems

Fishery experts say a global system of management is essential to prevent the extinction of the world's fish stocks, even as the number of fishing trawlers increase

A global climate model devised in USA attempts to probe the connection between monsoon variability and increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

The United Nations Environment Programme, which had previously advanced legal instruments to solve global environmental problems, is now promoting facilitative rather than punitive instruments and approaches

Scientists have created the most realistic model of ocean currents yet and taken another step towards understanding global climate

THERE is more to health policy than just policy for the health sector. But the World Development Report 1993 clearly shows the mandarins -- read health experts -- of the World Bank have trivialised

Union environment minister Kamal Nath talks to Down To Earth about India's environment strategy and the attitude of Western nations towards environmental problems.