The 2004 tsunami has created havoc and excessive devastation in terms of human lives and loss of infrastructure in coastal areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and rendered the soil and water resources salt-affected. In order to assess the changes in the relevant soil characteristics, viz. pH, electrical conductivity,

The term, 'environment', has many connotations. In this paper, by 'environment' we mean the natural environment, which encompasses all the biotic and abiotic elements that form our surroundings, that is, the air, the land, the water, the forests, the seas.

The Water Resources department has finally managed to plug saline water from gushing to the low lying fields of Ambelim and Velim late Monday night.
Taking note of the gravity of the situation, workers deployed by the Water Resources department worked till late last night and built a wall like structure to prevent saline river water from entering inside.

Large tracts of low lying fields in the Velim and Ambelim villages have been left inundated after saline waters entered the area through the sluice gate under construction.
Saline water made its presence felt in the fields since Sunday evening and inundated low lying fields in the areas of Pedda, Sokoband and as far as Zaino in Velim.

Mauvin says it

Cultivation of salt-tolerant crops can help address the threats of irreversible global salinization of fresh water and soils.

A new computer modeling study confirms that global warming is changing the salinity of seawater in the North Atlantic.

Since India gained Independence, the Krishna basin has seen an increasing mobilization of its water resources. Warnings of basin closure (minimal flow to the ocean) emerge during dry periods. Basin water development and local rural dynamics have led to a degradation of downstream ecosystems manifesting itself by salinizing soil and groundwater, increasing pollution, making mangroves disappear, and desiccating wetlands. Reversing this evolution requires the formal recognition of the environment as a water user in its own right and the implementation of an environmental water provision.

From the Gir National Park in Gujarat to the Sunderbans in West Bengal, lions and tigers are ranging far beyond territories administered by the forest department. Communities that have traditionally been accommodative are now unsettled, their patience worn thin by the rising incidents of human-animal conflicts. Yet, the debate on human-animal conflicts, an understanding of which is basic to conservation research and practice in India, has reached a strange impasse. Nobody quite knows what to do. Meanwhile, reality is outstripping knowledge as well as application.

Tigers attack people. People impatient, they are second priority. What is the way out?

July 24, 2007. Hungry and exhausted after fishing all day on the Bidyadhari river, Amirul Naiya, his two brothers and three other fishermen pulled