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Is the Govt worried about the Himalayas?

'My belief that I could protect the Himalayas was shattered.' IMAGE: Chamba Tunnel, a part of Char Dham Road project in Chamba. Photograph: ANI Photo   When environmentalist and scientist Dr......

Kerala Needs To Confront Reality

Beginning with the bird's eye view of itself -- a narrow state of hills, rivers and high population density, in a tapering part of the Indian subcontinent.It can be a beautiful place shaped by......

Kerala floods put focus back on worsening situation in Western Ghats

"Things are getting worse in Western Ghats", says eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil as he urged the people on the "grassroots" to "sufficiently pressure" the elected representatives to take measures......

More to Nehru's Absence from Azadi Poster Than Ideological Conflict

Public intellectuals who frame the ideological antipathy between the RSS & Co and Jawaharlal Nehru in the light of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination and Hindu Raj alone, miss the point by a yard,......

'Thousands of landslides are going to happen'

'The last three decades were the era of D, where D stands for deforestation, destruction, degradation, disaster, damages, diseases, difficulties... and finally it leads to death.' IMAGE: Rescue......

Implement Kasturirangan report to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

  A glimpse of the Western Ghats. Photograph: Reuben NV/Rediff.com   The Centre on Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal it would pursue the implementation of the Kasturirangan......

COLUMN: Open fight over sustainability

Millions of people are still struggling to meet their basic needs for food, water and livelihoods and eco-systems are also being devastated, both by industry and competition for survival at the......

HPCL's Rs 30k-cr plant stuck on Western Ghat moratorium

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel report, submitted by ecologist Madhav Gadgil last year, was further delaying the Rs 30,000-crore (Rs 300-billion) refinery project of Hindustan Petroleum Corp......

FDI does not benefit any country: Madhav Gadgil

Madhav Gadgil headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel set up by the ministry of environment and forests in 2010. The report zoned 75 per cent of the Western Ghats into different grades of......

'India is engaged in unlimited exploitation of its limited natural resources'

It was a big victory for RTI activist G Krishnan when the Delhi high court dismissed the plea of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) against making public the Gadgil Committee report......

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