ABUSE OF ANIMALS
Is conservation possible without protection of animal rights?
Abuse of animals by humans in various garbs is a sad reality across countries and communities. Deeply moved by an HBO documentary,
explains why the issue of animal rights and prevention of cruelty must be inextricably linked to conservation efforts.
Big money seeks common man's blessing
It was once hoped that curbing election expenses would keep the process fairer. Today, the opposite is true, and
neither the UPA nor the NDA wants to disturb this comfortable arrangement.
Panipat power plant pollutes with impunity
It has been happening for several years under the nose of the Haryana adminstration.
The nation's top government auditor has issued multiple indictments. And yet they have polluted
tells the tale.
DROUGHT-PROOFING OLD STYLE
Kokkarni, saviour of paddy
What do you for water when you are a paddy cultivator and a good portion of the hills around you are rocky outcrops, not ideal for catchment? Enter the kokkarni.
reports on the revival of the practice in Palakkad, Kerala.
Awakening the somnolent state
The common thread between our external and internal security predicaments is our approach to time. Most security issues are long-standing
and seemingly interminable. If we understood why this is so, we can change it, writes
Ministry of Corporate Environment?
Thus far, MoEF has only been negligent in safeguarding the environment, but now it proposes to do away with
even the need to do so. The new draft notification from the ministry has obligingly confined itself to facilitating
new investments, and ignored all other stakeholder voices, writes
Citizen voices, policy choices
It is clear that people across the country are driven by strong environment values. Therefore, without having a
policy process that channelises their perceptions and crystallises them in policy statements, it is not possible to
sequence and prioritise our environmental problems, says
Give the environment its due
The Ministry of Environment and Forests is looking away from even the minimal standards of
environmental stewardship needed in modern times, asserted citizens and experts in open letter to
the government recently. Ashish Kothari and Kanchi Kohli
were two of the signatories.
Weakening the enviro-clearance process
The recent simplifications to the Central environmental clearance process may endup pushing peoples
participation and transparency to fringes, says