A new report paints a grim picture of the world s coastal areas

a global network of marine reserves should be established to halt the alarming decrease in fish stocks, say leading marine scientists. In a

Dolphins, the most playful and beguiling mammals of water, are on the verge of extinction. Awareness programmes will go a long way in preserving the species

Nations finally draft a treaty to combat the use of toxic chemicals like DDT and PCBs, which are known for their damning health effects

Half the watershed area of the world's freshwater systems is estimated to have been lost in the twentieth century, as land was converted to agriculture and urban use, or levelled to combat diseases

Forest fragmentation can have detrimental effects on the flora and fauna, leading to a loss of biodiversity

Lethal infections are killing off populations of creatures ranging from vultures to kangaroos, from coral to honeybees and from amphibians to reptiles. More than pollution, diseases spread by humans

Eight countries decide that it is time to have uniform standards for vehicular emissions

Development Programme (UNDP) will provide assistance worth US $2.55 million to India for large-scale adoption of high-yielding hybrid rice technology. The initiative is part of the Food Security

"Biological pollution" threatens biodiversity