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ALL THROUGH the second half of the 20th century, whenever Western governments have seen their industries lagging behind globally, they have resorted to updating their technology policies. The result

While NGOs voice their concern at USA's interpretative version of the Biodiversity Convention, Germany has indirectly extended its support.

While the Uttar Pradesh carpet industry is under increasing pressure to ban child labour, young children in Pali in Rajasthan continue to work in appalling conditions in the 1,000-odd dye and print

Why is the Central Groundwater Board unable to monitor sub-soil water pollution? The reason is certainly not original: India's groundwater inspection authority, with a 5,300-strong staff, claims it

A rural development ministry plan, which will allow industries to take over non forest wastelands, will further deprive the rural poor of fodder and fuelwood.

Industrial pollution along Canada's southeastern coast and its fatal results form the theme of BBC's Death on the St Lawrence.

Most of the permits to pollute set up for auction by the US Environmental Protection Agency could not be sold, as the bidding failed to reach the designated minimum price.

TECHNOLOGY change is resulting in problems of large-scale and permanent unemployment. The demand for blue-collar employees is decreasing, while that of white-collar workers is increasing. Overall,

In an effort to improve the quality of technology coming into the country, the Indian government has decided to remove the low ceiling on royalty payments.

Controversy over Himachal limestone mining

The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on