THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
23 August 2017
Opinions : Sujatha Byravan
SEA LEVEL RISE
Rising risks along the coast
A large number of existing and proposed investments along the Tamilnadu coast are at risk from likely changes to sea level in the coming decades. Plans for the future must bear this risk in mind, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Climate OP-ED Development & Climate Policy

FORCED TO MOVE
Preparing for a tsunami of migration India cannot afford not to take a proactive approach to migration. In particular, adaptation measures in key sectors are needed to improve resilience and reduce the pressure on migration from climate change, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Climate OP-ED Displacement Development & Climate Policy
CLEAN ENERGY
Solar Mission: More light needed The government's focus on solar energy is driven by the need to demonstrate a commitment to renewable energy. But equity too is vital for the success of the National Solar Mission, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Energy OP-ED Development & Climate Policy
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Genes can't be patented, says US court A New York judge rules that trying to patent genetic information cannot be permitted - the first serious setback to the genetic technology industry, which will have implications worldwide, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Bio Diversity OP-ED Development & Climate Policy
OPINION : AGRIBUSINESS
Schizophrenia of agricultural policy Any discussion of GM crops must take place within the larger framework of the indispensable need to promote biodiversity and set up agricultural policies linked to this need, writes Sujatha Byravan.
GM Crops Bio Diversity OP-ED Development & Climate Policy
MEDICINE
Predictive testing: A Pandora's box Once a medical approach is accepted, its use tends to spread across the population and income groups. We therefore need to start preparing for the advance of personalised medicine, writes Sujatha Byravan
Opinions Development & Climate Policy
GM CROPS
Where is the science? The debate in GM plants is deeply suffused by vested interests. In addition to impeding research, companies also exert their influence on review and approval, writes Sujatha Byravan.
GM Crops Agriculture Development & Climate Policy
AIR TRAVEL
Emissions of the rich and famous In discussions of the travails of the airline industry that have been taking place recently, its detrimental effect on global warming has not come up, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Transport Climate Environment Development & Climate Policy
DNA PROFILING
A public, private database Indian policymakers must take heed and ensure that the DNA profiling system in India has well-guarded limits so that it protects human rights, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Justice Human Rights Development & Climate Policy
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Amitabha Basu
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