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The Tamirabarani river is a part of the ecological and cultural landscape, and traditions of the people of Tamil Nadu. Unfortunately, public resources like the river water are sold at throwaway prices to corporations, who in turn resell the water either in the form of packaged drinking water or as aerated beverages. The political economy of the river and the state’s industrial plans, require radical rethinking.

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has announced plans to test a deposit return service for drinks bottles in a major victory for waste and recycling campaigners.

• VW's top UK executive, Paul Willis, has said that of the 1.2 million cars in the UK affected by the diesel emissions scandal, 470,000 have been fixed.

The mines in Botswana will be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their mining practices and report them to the community.

The all-electric Formula E racing series is about as forward-looking as racing gets, bringing together automakers and EV part suppliers in a unique and fascinating zero-emissions contest of speed.

The following report is a summary of mining giant Adani’s track record, based on research into hundreds of court documents by Environmental Justice Australia and Earthjustice and other publicly available evidence. In 2011, a ship carrying Adani coal sank off the coast of Mumbai, devastating beaches, tourism and marine life.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Kumar Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 14/02/2017 regarding hot mixing plants and ready mixing plants operating illegally at the Noida and Ghaziabad borders. National Green Tribunal directs the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to examine the said plants and submit a Report to the Tribunal before the next date of hearing (23/03/2017).

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.D. Yogesh & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 13/02/2017 regarding revalidation of Environmental Clearance to M/s. Coromandel Sugars Limited to expand the industry with Molasses/Grain based Distillery (45 KLD), Cogeneration Plant (30 MW) and Captive Power Plant (1.5 MW) at SF No.51, Makavalli Village, Krishnarajpet Tehsil, Mandya District, Karanataka.

This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field of food and nutrition in Asia. The contributions from across the continent highlight a selection of fields, where political action is needed to ensure that there is enough food on people's plate, which is also healthy and nutritious.

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