This study is in two parts. The first part, which uses aggregate trade data, examines the impact of Preferential and Regional Trade agreements on India

The EPW special issue (25 October 2008) on the new poverty estimates of the World Bank and the editorial that accompanied it have provoked discussion. This note comments on Martin Ravallion

Accounts for 22 per cent of accidental deaths in children Around 950,000 minors worldwide die every year due to injury and violence About 87.4 per cent of these are categorized unintentional (accidental) injuries Each day, 2,274 children die due to unintentional injuries (road accidents, drowning, poisoning, burns and falls) Poor children in low-income countries are at

Date: 29-Jan-09
Author: Nichola Groom and Ben Hirschler

DAVOS - Investments and policies to combat climate change will put the world economy on the road to recovery and help cool the planet in the process, delegates at the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

The preliminary data compiled by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) indicates that 2008 was the tenth warmest year on record. Besides, it witnessed a substantial erosion of the Arctic ice cover and dramatic disappearance of nearly one-quarter of the massive ancient ice shelves on Ellesmere Island.

Date: 22-Jan-09
Country: US
Author: Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON - Looking forward to spring? The good news is that it is coming two days earlier on average, but so are summer, autumn and winter, researchers said on Wednesday.

Date: 21-Jan-09
Country: BELGIUM
Author: Pete Harrison

BRUSSELS - Employment in the wind power industry will more than double in the European Union to around 330,000 in 2020, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) also called for greater investment in the renewable energy sector as governments seek to stimulate economic recovery.

Associated Press Posted: Jan 15, 2009 at 0231 hrs IST

In the first of three features on the legacy of the Bush administration, Declan Butler looks at the United States' failure to deal with the risks of nuclear proliferation.

Let business lose The first International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, released on April 15, 2008, believes there should be a shift in agriculture to a