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The Living Planet Report 2012

Living Planet Report 2012

By Bhavani Prakash   If you imagine Planet Earth having a routine health check, the Living Planet (LPR) report would be its biennial diagnostic report. The study is a science based analysis of the state of the planet – the health of our forests, rivers and oceans, as well as the impact of humans. Dr […]

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June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change/Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Growth/Sustainable Development,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Global Corruption Report: Climate Change

Global Corruption Report Climate Change

By Bhavani Prakash One of the so-called “successes” of the COP16 Climate Summit at Cancun, Mexico last year was the proposed $30 billion annual payment from developed countries to developing one from 2010 to 2012 which will be upped to US $100 billion annually by 2020 – a flow that is meant for mitigation and […]

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

UN Report: Ecological Farming Can Feed The World

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At Eco WALK the Talk, the question “Can Organic Farming Feed the World? is a recurring one which we’ve tried to answer in the affirmative through our blogs and various facebook posts. Our Guest writer Karthik Kumar specifically answered this in his post ” Organic Farming – Can It Feed the World?” quoting an extensive […]

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture,Organic Farming | Read More »

State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

state of the world 2011 innovations that nourish the planet

by Bhavani Prakash Several decades have lapsed since the “Green Revolution” promoting large scale agriculture and intensive use of pesticides, yet nearly a billion people on the planet continue to starve. With growing realisation about the toxic effects of fossil-fuel based inputs on top soil, water, workers’ health as well as the increasing opposition to […]

January 16th, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture | Read More »

Safe Food Guide: GMO Free Food

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by Bhavani Prakash An Update on 9th September, 2010 Greenpeace India have now launched Version 2 of the Safe Food Guide to highlight the companies which guarantee that they do not use genetically modified content, and those who don’t give such guarantee.  A pocket guide has also been issued by them which show the brands in India […]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Genetically Modified/Engineered Food | Read More »

President’s Cancer Panel: Environmental causes of cancer underestimated

NATIONAL CANCER PANEL

By Bhavani Prakash A new report in the US that highlights the link between environmental factors and cancer is of particular relevance to the rest of the world. What are these environmental factors? What actions can individuals take? What are the cancer rates in Asia and should such a study be done here? The ”President’s Cancer Panel” specially […]

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Chemicals,Chemicals,Health | Read More »

The Waters of the Third Pole: Water crisis in Asia

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by Bhavani Prakash There’s a native American proverb that says, “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.”   Even the wise indigenous peoples of America could not have foreseen the kind of rapid changes in climate and developmental pressures that have altered the scenarios.  The Third Pole is thus […]

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Global Biodiversity Outlook: Bleak but not too late

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by Ria Tan The report card on global biodiversity is out. And the results are not good. But there is still hope. What is the Global Biodiversity Outlook? It is a report based on scientific assessments, national reports submitted by governments and a study on future scenarios for biodiversity. It is produced by the Convention […]

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity & Ecosystems | Read More »

Study ranks Singapore highest in relative Environmental Impact

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One of the most significant studies in “Evaluating the Relative Environmental Impact of Countries” has been released by the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute  in conjuction with the National University of Singapore and Princeton University. Do we need yet another indicator or study, one may ask, considering there are many alternative indices already: the City Development Index(CDI), Ecological Footprint(EF), […]

May 11th, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Singapore,Sustainable Development,World | Read More »

Sick Water: UNEP Report

Sick Water UNEP report

On a planet where less than 1% of the water is fresh drinking water, the way we use water to dump different wastes speaks of large scale mismanagement of this precious resource. The term “waste water” or “sick water” refers to water in which all kinds of waste, both dissolved and suspended have been thrown in : domestic effluents (black and grey water), effluents […]

May 1st, 2010 | Posted in Water/Marine Life | Read More »

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