Demise of Stephen Jay Gould is a big loss for humanity

FROM Jawaharlal Nehru's evocative 'temples of modern India' dedication to the grotesque jubilation following Pokhran II, science has always played an important role in the way independent India has

• Plastic bags having a thickness of less than 20 microns have been banned in Surat in Gujarat and Meghalaya. Anybody found guilty of using such bags will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 and may

A school principal in Bihar revives the cultivation of the crop that symbolised the independence struggle

The Supreme Court of India has recently issued show cause notices to Medha Patkar, leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), and writer Arundati Roy for staging a demonstration outside the apex

Ecological Security is all pervasive, all encompassing. It is not merely the flora, fauna, air, water and land. It is whole economics. One cannot separate Financial Security and Ecological Security.

Nature uses lean sources to get work done. The environmental crises we face today are a result of ignoring this simple paradigm for two centuries. For the sake of our survival in the 21st century, science will have to move on from just unravelling nature

T he Centre for Science and Environment ( cse ) and Down To Earth have instituted the award to highlight the state of environmental research in India and to encourage and honour commendable

Malaria affects the most vulnerable: children of poor families in developing countries face the greatest risk. The chemical pesticides used to combat the disease in the past 50 years or so pose

Malaria kills 3,000 people every day across the world, over one million people each year. Three out of four victims are children. Over 275 million cases occur each year. The disease is a serious