To reach Hairpur, a remote fishing village along the West Bengal coast, one has to get off the main road and walk 2.5 km over a broad mud dyke. Access to this path is blocked by a log barrier.

A Swiss firm Xstrata's plan to establish a massive opencast lead and zinc mine near the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia, is facing stiff resistance from the region's indigenous communities. The

yes, radio: On November 17, 2006 the government approved an expansion of community radio stations by non-profit organisations. Applicants need to have a standing of at least three years.

calling trouble: As per a study of Sweden-based Karolinska Institutet, 10 or more years of mobile phone use increases the risk of acoustic neuroma, a tumour on the auditory nerve. no more

Process to regularise marine assessments delayed

Pollutants alter sexual characteristics of wild fish

PepsiCo endangers biodiversity hotspot in Gulf of Mannar

How can one conserve a wildlife sanctuary better? By flagrantly trespassing on one part of it. Then picking up the tab for planting trees on another in recompense. This is precisely the logic underlying a petition filed by Essar Oil Limited in the Supreme

No need to use mice anymore

As vast amount of oil is spilt into the ocean, threatening sensitive marine and coastal biology, operation clean up has turned out to be a large industry