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IT is two years since western governments, in a fit of enthusiasm for green issues, proposed a US $1.5 billion "pilot project" to find ways to protect the world's rainforests. Meeting in

THE misery caused by this year"s drought was unnecessary. Typical of India"s weather, rainfall in several parts dipped below the normal last year but these fluctuations were small. Yet we failed to

THERE is considerable speculation amongst the anti-Narmada activists as to how the recent clashes between the police and the villagers of Manibell will influence the attitude of the principal

This directory provides the addresses and names of concerned officers in government departments dealing with India's natural resources.

The groundwater circulation is limited in Sri Lanka because nine tenth area of the island is underlain by metamorphic hard rocks which are generally very impermeable. Therefore to satisfy the water demand some other possibilities of water resources should be explored before starting a groundwater investigation programme for a given area.

The water resources of a Miocene limestone aquifer in northwest Sri Lanka were investigated. The limestone aquifer receives recharge although it is buried beneath a thick sequence of Quaternary deposits of low permeability which cover the whole basin. Hydrochemical and pumping-test data show that this recharge occurs as leakage through the semi-permeable cover.

This report analyses the little understood relationship between development and environment, the impact of environmental degradation on individual, social groups, tribals and nomads. In many ways, this voluntary report on the state of the environment in India is a unique document. It is the product of an enormous participatory effort. A range of voluntary agencies and individuals interested in environmental issues have contributed their best efforts towards making this report.

Treaty to resolve pending boundary differences and maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado river as the international boundary between the United States of America and Mexico.

Water today is undervalued, misused and misallocated. Too many of us take it for granted - we turn on the tap and it flows. But did you know only 4% of Earth’s water is freshwater and only 0.5% of that is safe for human consumption? As shocks of drought and deluge unleash their devastation, water has forced itself to center stage. It demands that we change fundamentally; it asks that we value it profoundly.

On THE NEWSHOUR, TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, with panelists -- Aryama Sundaram, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court; Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Prof H M Desarda, Petitioner; Vimlendu Jha, Environmentalist & Founder, Swecha; Mini Mathur, Actor; Shailendra Singh, Joint MD, Percept; Neetu Bhatia, CEO, KyaZoonga (Entertainment & Sports Ticketing Company); Dr Bimal Soni, Deputy President, Rajasthan Cricket Association; Himanshu Chaturvedi, Founder, Lokdeeksha Sports Law Initiative; and C Rajashekharan, Advocate, Madras High Court -- discuss BCCI'

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