Maintaining that there was no justification for harnessing water sources from far-off places like Himachal Pradesh to cater to the needs of the national capital, prominent social activists, environmentalists and intellectuals of Delhi have urged Chief Minister Sheila Dixit to withdraw from the Renuka Dam project.

Indian physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva has won the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize for her efforts towards women empowerment in developing nations and her scientific contribution to climate conservation.

KOCHI: Contrary to the findings of the Union Environment Ministry, the Himalayan glaciers are retreating at a rapid rate, environmental activist and scientist Vandana Shiva has said.

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KOCHI: Calling upon governments across the world to devise a quick action plan to deal with the rapid retreat of the Himalayan glaciers, environmental activist Vandana Shiva said the glaciers might not survive this century if the melting continued.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today stressed the need for creating public awareness to protect environment and irrational use of precious natural resources.

Rashme Sehgal

New Delhi, March 9: Despite Monsanto admitting that its Bt cotton (Bollgard-1) had failed to control pests in four districts of Gujarat, GEAC, apex regulator of genetically-modified crops, has cleared the Bollgard-2 variety, which has two Bt resistant genes, thereby increasing its toxicity.

For a vegetable with such an innocuous taste, brinjals have always evoked oddly extreme reactions. It


Did the arrival of US diplomat Nina Fedoroff, science and technology adviser to secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New Delhi on Monday evening force Union minister of environment Jairam Ramesh prepone his decision to put a moratorium on Bt Brinjal by a day?

A day before Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh is scheduled to start a month-long national consultation process, spread across seven cities, to firm up a decision on whether to allow commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal in India, environmentalists have called for a moratorium on the cultivation and a

Environmentalists have stepped up their protest against Bt Brinjal in the country even as a month-long public hearing on the safety of the genetically modified vegetable kicks off from tomorrow.