An estimated 8,000 babies are born with neural defects every year in Rajasthan. Most of them die within a few months of birth. They are lucky. Because those who survive suffer from grave deformities. S G Kabra, physician at the Indian Institute of Health

In the last 50 years, India s population has registered a three fold increase

the growing livelihood insecurity that the masses face due to depletion and degradation of environmental resources, population explosion, unemployment and poverty have marked the end of the 20th

The United Nations Environment Programme (unep) in its Global Environment Outlook 2000 report has painted a devastating picture of the Earth's health on the eve of the new millennium.

THE Dangs, one of the few forests in Gujarat that boasts of green cover, is facing imminent danger of annihilation. Massive deforestation due to population pressures and rapid industrialisation are

Life expectancy in India will be 71 by the year 2025, says the latest World Health Report

In his foreword to this collection of essays, Timothy E Writh of the US State Department asserts that "the Clinton administration is poised to take a leadership role on global population and

Human pressures are taking a toll of amphibians

The most powerful government in the world and the behemoth tobacco industry are waging a ding-dong battle over...well, cigarettes

A Nepalese community that grows vegetables using traditional techniques is now succumbing to population pressures and rapid urbanisation.