The Uttarakhand government has been urging the Centre to withdraw a December 2012 notification that declared a 100-km stretch between Gomukh and Uttarkashi an eco-sensitive zone, on the plea that it hampers development. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI
Officially, 3,828 persons lost their lives and 18,922 suffered permanent injuries in the Bhopal gas disaster. Unofficial estimates, h...
If the outcome of the Lima climate summit is any indication, in all likelihood the Paris agreement in December 2015 will be a weak and seriously compromised one that will lead to a 3° C temperature rise by the turn of the century, with developing countries bearing the brunt of the effects of severe climate change. By R. RAMACHANDRAN
The big cat is doing well in the large core zone of the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in spite of the considerable human presence in its vicinity. A trek in the reserve offers an abundance of animal signs and sightings. By A.J.T. JOHNSINGH and R. RAGHUNATH
While the results of the four-yearly survey showing a 30 per cent increase in the tiger population in India signal a victory for the recent conservation efforts, there is little room for complacency. By RAKESH SHUKLA
VISUALLY striking and blade sharp, the horn-shaped bill is a powerful protective device for this enormous bird, the great Indian hornbil...