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By scrapping the go/no-go policy for mining, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has made the mining lobby happy.

Piracy and Somalia are now synonyms. Illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic wastes lie at the root.


Arguing for a principle and making a strong point in a public forum can have unlooked-for consequences, as our writer found out.

The POSCO project has been cleared. So too, it seems, Jaitapur. Are  thousands protesting? Well, too bad -- TINA says Jairam.

June 30 and July 14: Reading India
Rakesh Ganguli of Open Space took two sessions introducing issues related to equitable development in India for international students of the Mahindra United World College’s summer exposure programmes.

The people of Jaitapur do not want nuclear reactors in their backyards. The government doesn't seem to care.

For an MNC to pay for environmental damage requires more than a favourable judgement – as this ruling against Chevron shows.

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