Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...

World Culture Festival: Art of Killing a River

The NGT had slapped a fine of Rs 5 crore on the Art of Living for it to proceed with its cultural program on...

Illegal Sprawl in Nainital: Paving Paradise

Above: (L to R) Taxis parked outside a hotel in Nainital/Photo Courtesy: www.bcmtouring.com There is much angst over a court directive that only after tourists...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
The Okhla Timarpur Waste to Energy plant, managed by Jindal Urban Infrastructure Limited. Photo: Anil Shakya

Poison in the Air

NGT’s judgment allowing the operation of the Okhla Waste to Energy plant has brought environmental jurisprudence into question and jeopardised the lives of those...
The Yamuna in Delhi is a sorry sight. Photo: Anil Shakya

Is this Life?

Though the Uttarakhand High Court has given an order granting “living entity” status to rivers Ganga and Yamuna, this will help save them only...

SOS: Save Our Schools

  The LDF is trying to salvage many government-aided schools on the verge of closure despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing it. What ails the...
Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Above: The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve was established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger Moves to construct a road through Corbett National Park were abandoned...

Saving the Great Indian Bustard

The population of this majestic bird has declined alarmingly, especially in Rajasthan, but conservation efforts could once again see it flying high  By Prakash...
Cracking the Green Whip

Cracking the Green Whip

NGT’s recent order “ceasing the functioning” of chairmen of 10 state pollution boards comes as a wake-up call as these persons were appointed without...

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