A pact aimed at ensuring sustainable food supply across the world has become international law. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will ensure continuous

Renewed attempts were made to advance negotiations on environmental issues at the special session of the World Trade Organization's (wto) Committee on Trade and Environment (ctess), held in

Seahorses will now be protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (cites). They are the first commercially valuable genus to be accorded such a status. Countries

Annual economic losses due to natural disasters exacerbated by global warming may double to US $150 billion in a decade. A report brought out by insurance major Swiss Re states that insurers will

The World Hunger Task Force must respect the food choices of the poor consumer

Global inequalities are also communicative in nature

The European Space Agency (esa) claims that its Mars orbiter has detected direct evidence of water in the form of ice on the planet's surface. According to esa scientists, the discovery is based on

This paper builds an analytical and practical framework for using resources more effectively by making services work for poor people.

State of the World 2004 Worldwatch Institute

Cacti are prickly, and pleasing. Extremely ungainly, they flourish in arid conditions where no plant will survive. Succulent inside, their thick coats and nettles ensure predators cannot get to the sap inside, sap the plants literally collect in drops off