UNDP s Human Development Report 2002 offers a link between politics and development

Forget health impacts, tiny particles floating in the air are altering regional climates and affecting monsoon patterns and agricultural yield. These particles could be emanating from diesel and industrial emissions, biomass burning for cooking, forest fi

The threats from aerosols are all pervading

Aerosol research is still in its infancy. Further studies will reveal the definitive long term impact of these tiny particles

could well become a myth by 2007. More than half of the world' s population by then would be urban dwelling. The urban ecological footprint would fall over larger proportions of common resources says the 'Global Environment Outlook Three' report of the Un

Ethanol, a safer alternative to MTBE, will now be mixed with petrol to curb emissions. Lopamudra Banerjee analyses the impact of this environment friendly decision

Of poverty, life in India has improved little over the past decade, reports the planning commission's National Human Development Report 2001

THIS much-awaited report highlights the plight of the poor in these countries. The disparity between haves and have-nots have been documented in detail. The statistics are well highlighted. Take for

Union budget 2002 03: all the right noises, all the wrong measures

The convoluted laws of the country fail to tackle the menace caused by the exponentially growing and powerful plastic industry in India

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