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

Researchers prove that movements in the Earth s crust are largely responsible for the uneven distribution of global biological diversity

Of your waste, the government needs to tell the plastic industry. Other countries have done so. At times, to developing nations detriment. India needs to learn and adapt

Villagers around Tawa reservoir in Madhya Pradesh are finally allowed to retain fishing rights

A clean environment always makes for good economics

Cotton, grown on just five per cent of Indian agricultural land, consumes more than 50 per cent of the total pesticides used in India. Cotton gowers rely heavily on pesticides to control insects,

Despite its negative effect on human health, chemical farming based on the use of pesticides and fertilisers is widespread. In volume terms, developing countries use these chemicals less than the

Death and disease are closely linked to economic well-being. The greatest number of people in sub-Saharan Africa or India die due to communicable diseases, which have close associations with poverty

There has been an alarming rise in cases of childhood cancers in the last two decades. According to reports in Environmental Health Perspectives and The Ecologist, this has been attributed to

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