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Uttarakhand: Warning bells on deaf ears
Dhruba Jyoti Purkait and Osama Salman,
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, July 02, 2013

“The Himalayas are sick and will die unless there is massive forestation and a moratorium of at least ten years on tree felling. And if they die, the country will surely die in a chain of natural di ...More


Nearly 21,000 species at risk of extinction: Conservationists
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 02, 2013

GENEVA: A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" released on ...More


Australian PM Kevin Rudd unveils new cabinet
DNA , Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who is also minister for infrastructure and transport, will take on the broadband, communications and the digital economy portfolio vacated by key Gillard suppo ...More


India is the scapegoat in Afghanistan
Harsh V Pant
DNA , Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Pakistani army is the key player in the Afghan theatre. Every few years, foreign policy establishments in Washington and London get down to brass-tacks and try to find answers to the perennial in ...More


Britain's biggest coal miner to be rescued: Union
The Economic Times , Tuesday, July 02, 2013

LONDON: Britain's biggest coal producer, UK Coal, will be placed in administration and most of its mines and pension liabilities transferred to a state-run pensions agency in a bid to save 2,000 jobs, ...More


Australian PM unveils new cabinet
Business Standard , Monday, July 01, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his new cabinet Monday, filling out key positions left by resigned Julia Gillard supporters. Chris Bowen, already been sworn in as Treasurer, will take t ...More


Uttarakhand floods: Debate deepens on construction activity
Neha Sethi
Live Mint , Monday, July 01, 2013

New Delhi: The disaster in Uttarakhand may have been a result of climate change, worsened by the impact of rampant development projects, say experts. About 900 have died and 3,000 are missing, accord ...More


Reflections from Binsar
Vikram S Mehta
The Indian Express , Monday, July 01, 2013

Talent, money and policy must be harnessed to search for the optimal development-environment balance The tragedy in Uttarakhand cannot be overstated. It is a tragedy of monumental proportions. For m ...More


Water of Life
Kalyan Varma
The Indian Express , Sunday, June 30, 2013

Capturing the monsoon in the Western Ghats, one of the world's most diverse havens of biodiversity Text and photographs by Kalyan Varma in the Western Ghats, the cycle of life starts with the arriva ...More


US can lead climate change battle: Obama
The Times of India , Saturday, June 29, 2013

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama touted his new climate change proposal in his weekly address Saturday, calling for Americans to lead the charge against the warming environment. "Those who alrea ...More


Indian Statistical Institute offers help to map climate change
Business Standard , Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has offered to help the government in mapping climatic changes in the country to develop a better understanding about the phenomena. "We are ready to help the g ...More


Kudankulam unit I may be commissioned any time: R Chidambaram
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kolkata: Phase I of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu might be commissioned any time now, principal scientific adviser to the government R Chidambaram said today. "Phase I of the nucle ...More


US can lead climate change battle: Obama
The Times of India , Saturday, June 29, 2013

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama touted his new climate change proposal in his weekly address Saturday, calling for Americans to lead the charge against the warming environment. "Those who alrea ...More


Cloudbursts go up, but no system for forecast
Chetan Chauhan,
Hindustan Times , Friday, June 28, 2013

Cloudbursts in the western Himalayan region are now routine rather than an exception. There have been around a half a dozen cloud-bursts between June 15 and June 25 in the flash flood hit states of H ...More


Himalayan cloudburst now routine than exception
Chetan Chauhan,
Hindustan Times , Friday, June 28, 2013

Cloudbursts in the western Himalayan region are now routine rather than an exception. There have been around a half a dozen cloud-bursts between June 15 and June 25 in the flash flood hit states of H ...More


Predicting the weather right
Devangshu Datta
Business Standard , Friday, June 28, 2013

The Uttarakhand tragedy was a disaster waiting to happen. Environmental norms and building safety codes were flouted in a mad scramble for development. Deforestation was widespread; hydel projects ign ...More


A hard look at jaded truths
Laveesh Bhandari
Business Standard , Friday, June 28, 2013

There are few original thinkers. They do not necessarily follow the current fashions and what they write sometimes appears incredible, outrageous, brilliant or even thoughtless. Agree with them or not ...More


OLD LAND, NEW NATION
ASHIS CHAKRABARTI
The Telegraph , Friday, June 28, 2013

Bangladesh is the world’s eighth most populous country. Its national language, Bengali, ranks sixth in terms of the number of native speakers. It has the second largest Muslim population after Indones ...More


Uttarakhand’s dam dilemma
Samar Halarnkar
Live Mint , Friday, June 28, 2013

In the unfolding debate over the deadly effects of the great torrent of Uttarakhand, the construction of dams in an earthquake-prone area of fragile, deforested mountain sides is hotly contested. And ...More


Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian PM after overthrowing Julia Gillard
DNA , Friday, June 28, 2013

Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister for the second time on Thursday, a day after toppling Julia Gillard and three months ahead of elections in which opinion polls show the ruling Labo ...More


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