A Rajasthan village has developed an ingenious rainwater harvesting system that has regenerated degraded pastures

India has a huge variety of grasses. But the wealth is being destroyed

Overgrazing is just the tip of the iceberg.The real culprit is mismanagement

India may be the largest producer of milk in the world, but at an incredible cost. In achieving this distinction, the country s vast cattle population has been allowed to mow down its verdant grasslands. Development projects like the colossal Indira Gandh

The smoke coming out of the south-eastern corner of the Amazon has badly affected the region, causing nosebleeds and forcing airports to close for days. The countless fires in the Amazon rain forest

How a village in Rajasthan greened its pasture despite official hamhandedness

The ancient tradition that sanctified groves for the common good awaits a voyage of rediscovery.

The extent of desertification of grazingland in North China has reached crisis proportions. Effective governmental policy is needed to maintain an ecological balance between livestock numbers and pastureland

Are goats responsible for increasing desertification? No, say many environmentalists and researchers. In fact, this hardy animal fertilises degraded land efficiently, besides being a valuable source of income and nutrition for the poor

A N CHATURVEDI, former chief conservator of forests of UP and now with the Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, is appalled at the attempts to glorify the goat. According to him, the