South Africa has seized 235 tonnes of the rare Patagonian toothfish in Cape Town. The illegal haul, estimated to be worth us $2.5 million, was probably headed for China, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

india's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (csir) has joined hands with eight similar organisations to form the Global Research Alliance (gra) in New Delhi on January 21. Its main


This paper presents maps of anthropogenic Hg emissions worldwide within a 1°×1° latitude/longitude grid system in 1995. As such, the paper is designed for modelers simulating the Hg transport within air masses and Hg deposition to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Maps of total Hg emissions and its three main chemical species: elemental gaseous Hg, divalent gaseous Hg, and particle-associated Hg are presented. The main emissions occur in southeast Asia (particularly in China), South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Eastern United States.

New study reiterates the adverse effects of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The Plan of Implementation is a list of vague expressions

The US used partnerships to counter multilateralism

Veteran UN negotiator and head of the UNEP during the Rio summit, Mostafa Tolba, reasons why developing countries always suffer at the hands of developed countries

The summit suffered from a crisis of trust

The needs of many were once again compromised to accommodate the demands of a powerful few. Given the alarming tilt towards self interest and unilateralism by the rich, will the concerns of poor countries ever be addressed in global negotiations?