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INSIGHTS: No Let-off Until Zero Discharge

INSIGHTS: No Let-off Until Zero Discharge

NEW DELHI, India, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – A few years ago I wrote about a textile town called Pali, in the state of Rajasthan, which had completely toxified its seasonal river Bandi with industrial discharge. Then, I said the real story was not about pollution but about the anger of farmers whose agricultural lands…

Brown Clouds Melt Glaciers, Darken Cities Across Asia

Brown Clouds Melt Glaciers, Darken Cities Across Asia

BEIJING, China, November 13, 2008 (ENS) – A brown cloud of pollution caused by human activities, three kilometers thick and stretching from the Arabian Peninsula across Asia to the western Pacific Ocean, is darkening cities, speeding the melting of Himalayan glaciers and affecting human health, finds a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.…

Crunch Time for India's Tigers: Numbers Down By Half

Crunch Time for India's Tigers: Numbers Down By Half

NEW DELHI, India, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – India has lost more than half of its tiger population in the past five years, a new government tiger census shows. Crunching the numbers for its 2006-2007 census, the National Tiger Conservation Authority estimates the population at between 1,165 and 1,657 tigers. At the last census in…