But escape clauses weaken radical decisions taken at the recent convention on biodiversity

Yes, if the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration is to be believed.

Crucial issues such as protection of traditional knowledge, and creation of an international regime on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing were taken up by two working groups of the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD in December. The bod

The Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court has ordered the relocation of Sanganer’s polluting dyeing and printing units within a year. Failure to comply with the directive would result in their closure

Both India and China are ancient civilisations possessing characteristic indigenous knowledge of conservation of natural ecosystems. The Chinese have recognised the potential of traditional knowledge and regard religious forests as an asset and an importa

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pushpesh pant rediscovers Amaranth once the poor man s grain, today an expensive health food

Can this tribal community in the Nilgiris survive the concrete trappings of civilisation? Tarun Chhabra on the eco friendly Todas