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Lessons from Uttarakhand: When 'development' is destruction

To avert another Uttarakhand-type catastrophe, we must change course. We should stop pandering to the Indian elite's insatiable appetite for electricity, which is driving reckless dam construction,......

Mumbai to Katrina: blame it on yourself?

Floods in Europe, Pakistan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, typhoons in China, hurricanes in America: doomsday prophets perhaps never had it so good. But for a while now, scientists have been pointing at......

Now, a novel method to predict Indian monsoon early

The heavy summer rains are of vital importance for millions of farmers feeding the subcontinent's population. The Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecast significantly......

Climate change: World Bank predicts DISASTER

The World Bank on Monday warned that the Earth will be warmer by four degrees Celsius this century, causing 'calamitous effects', unless immediate action is not taken to mitigate the imminent......

US, China flayed for Copenhagen fiasco

Terming the outcome of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen as an abject failure, scientists and environmental groups have blamed the US and China for blocking a legally binding treaty on reducing......

India wants to be a deal-maker at Copenhagen

The most critical issue in climate change is allocation of emission rights or quotas, write Jyoti Parikh and Kirit Parikh. Minister for environment Jairam Ramesh wants India to be a deal maker at......

Let's bury Doha and start afresh

Burying what is dead is sometimes harder than pretending to resurrect it. So it is with the ongoing Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. Following the failed talks at Potsdam, the blame......

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