New Delhi, November 15

Insurgency in Assam has hijacked the attention of policymakers and administrators from crucial public health concerns

Rainwater harvesting can purge pollutants too

This paper describes the inadequacies in the response of the Union Carbide Corporation to the accidental release of the highly toxic gas, methyl isocyanate, from its plant in Bhopal, India in 1984. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died from exposure to this gas since 1984, with some 120,000 chronically ill survivors. Union Carbide fought to avoid compensation or to keep it very low.

A recent Nepal Red Cross Society and Environment and Public Health Organisation survey have revealed that the underground water of Rautahat district was contaminated with arsenic. Consequently, the

Groundwater sources in Thailand are being contaminated due to poor selection of waste sites. "Studies point out that the dumpsites lack rock barriers that prevent contaminants from leaching,' said

Fluoride contaminated cripples many in villages near Lahore

US scientists develop a quick and accurate method to detect radioactive waste

High levels of arsenic have been found in the groundwater in many areas around Lahore, Pakistan. Many cases of bone deformities have been reported from these areas. Geochemists say that the presence

If no action is taken soon, a major ecological disaster is waiting to strike Panipat