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griha, a rating system for green buildings developed by The Energy and Resources Institute ( teri ), has been formalized as the first national rating system. teri signed a memorandum of

on october 26, the supreme court asked the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (geac) of the union government to explain why it allowed fresh trials of gm crops. The direction comes on a

the polluting crushing units in Goa's Saleli village are facing a legal grind. On October 29, 2007, the deputy collector of Bicholim ordered all 13 quarries and crushers in the village to stop

Sometimes, a fortnight can mirror a year. With the year-end approaching, a flashback is usually in order. But recent events have made completely clear to me where we are and where we are headed.

conventional leather production consumes high levels of energy and a number of chemicals. The process releases toxic substances. Scientists from Tamil Nadu have developed an enzyme-based

the government announced the new National Policy on Resettlement and Rehabilitation (nprr) 2007 on October 11. Though it heralded the policy as ground-breaking, a closer look reveals gaping holes,

treated domestic wastewater helps production of carp fish. The nutrients in the sewage are used to develop fish food organisms. Fish food is generally grown in fresh water and the joint research

The final report of the third National Family Health Survey (nfhs-3) is out, but doubts remain whether it will be used to improve national health policies. Although 100-odd research papers have

the Union government increased the minimum support price of wheat, paddy, sugarcane, mustard, rapeseed and other agricultural commodities on October 9. The announcement was made after the Cabinet

an ngo has asked Gujarat's pollution control board for details of the clearances granted to over 12 large-scale shopping malls in Ahmedabad. It has alleged that most of the malls in the city