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Water. A resource whose scarcity and inefficient allocation gives enough cause for concern. A concern which could find a solution in the concept of market-based allocation and tradeable water rights

This publication focusses on the Aral Sea crisis - the result of economic processes set in motion by the planners of the erstwhile Soviet Union in the 1950s. It is one of the biggest ecological disasters, second only to Chernobyl, leading to a total collapse of the socio-economic life of the people.

Callous unconcern, pollution, encroachment and politics is finishing off the lakes in Bhopal and Indore

A significant research on traditional water conservation and drinking water system in the parched state of Rajasthan, prominent environmental researcher Anupam Mishra's book gives a detailed and

Taiwan's antinuclear activists were recent- ly at their vociferous best. On April 24, 100-odd activists bombed the Taiwan Power Company's building with eggs. The state-run company plans to

The nations of this region have signalled their refusal to be treated as mere waste dumps. In mid-April, 13 island states, including Australia and New Zealand, agreed to a draft treaty

Papua New Guinea's (PNG) prime minister, Julius Chan, has thrown Australian mining companies off guard with an announcement on new resource project regulations. Under the new rules,

In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake in Kobe, the Japanese have begun to scrutinise and review disaster management plans that they thought were more than adequate. The major lacuna in

Whether the state government of Lower Saxony in Germany likes it or not, it will be choked with nuclear waste that will not be recycled, but stored instead. Monika Griefahn, the fiery state