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About six million people employed in India's beedi industry risk developing cancer from handling tobacco leaves

The Earth's atmosphere has been evolving ever since the planet was formed about 4.5 billion years ago. But, with industrialisation, human activity, for the first time, threatens irreversible climate changes

Geological records of how climate responded to changes in the atmosphere in the past enables scientists to model future climate behaviour in response to current atmospheric changes

Scientists are studying atmospheres on other planets in the solar system to learn more about the evolution of climates

IS INDIAN industry becoming more pollution-intensive? Consider the production levels of some of the most polluting industries: Gross output of the paper and paper products industry and related

Tubewells installed as a short term measure to tide over droughts in Jodhpur have never been withdrawn. This has resulted in a significant drop in the water table around the city.

The Indira Gandhi canal is being touted as Jodhpur's hope for water. But in the face of frequent sandstorms that threaten to clog the canal, it is uncertain if it will be able to carry sufficient water to the city

Some villages in Udaipur district have had their groundwater contaminated by industrial units, but authorities say there's not much they can do about it

Pushed out by salt

Karnataka environmentalists have alleged that the state's pollution control board has not dealt firmly with highly polluting industries.