It was a bright sunny morning when I reached the Bakhira lake. Bakhira is reputed to be the biggest natural wetland in Uttar Pradesh and is known for its purple swamphens. The birds are known to be

Hilaro Siquera used to own a 243-hectare farm in Divar, about 6 km from Goa's capital, Panaji. His land isn't cultivable any more

Mining firm Acquitted: On April 24, 2007, Newmont Mining Corporation, the world's biggest gold producer, and one of its executives were acquitted of charges related to dumping unsafe levels of toxic

the construction of a long pending railway line from Hubli to Ankola, Karnataka, has been stayed by the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee (cec) for violating the Forest Conservation Act,

Lebanon to sue Israel: Lebanon is preparing legal action to sue Israel for damages over a huge oil spill, which occurred when Israeli warplanes bombed the Jiyyeh power station on the Mediterranean

Oil lease sale blocked: In a preliminary ruling, a US federal court has recently blocked the US administration's plan to allow oil companies, access to the sensitive wetlands near the vast Teshekpuk

WEST Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee signed a much-hyped deal with the Salim Group of Indonesia for investments up to Rs 20,000 crore in infrastructure development on July 31. Billed

A specific wetlands policy needs to be in place

A floating plant shows Kolkata wetlands are turning toxic

In economic terms, they are worth US $70 billion per year