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Colombia's workers in the flower industry -- the 2nd largest in the world -- are organising themselves to fight against the excessive use of pesticides, 20 per cent of which are banned in the US and

In Australia's Queensland state, school children are fighting to save the bilbies. The bilby, a marsupial that lives in the rivers, is threatened by continuing hunts and attacks by cattle. Now, the

The dreaded AIDS virus could sooner or later affect the organised industrial labour force in India, leading to an alarming increase in absenteeism by 50 per cent, states a United Nations Development

The US is trying to revive solar thermal power technology

THE Arctic Ocean could be another Chernobyl in the making, says Alexel Yablokov, head of Russia's Interagency Commission on Ecological Security, pointing a finger at Russia's environmental

BENZENE hexachloride and malathion showed up in vegetables from the Azadpur wholesale vegetable market, prompting the ministry of agriculture to order the phasing out of chemical pesticides in

The residents of an unauthorised colony in Delhi battle all odds for a cleaner life

A recent Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) report on female circumcision in state hospitals has incensed Egyptian human rights groups, who have launched a vociferous "No!"

THE ministry of environment and forests has undertaken 'carrying capacity' studies in several environmentally sensitive areas like the Doon valley, the national capital region of Delhi, the

The laying out of a golf course on Japan's Amami-Oshama island - the 2nd one there - may push the Amami black hare, the oldest species of hare in the world, to the brink of extinction.