For Carmen, environment protection is an emotional issue beyond science and arguments. The self-destructive polices adopted by the policy makers in their quest for growth figures make her restless. Effectively using her skills in art and writing, she continues to spread awareness about dangers of environmental degradation and climate change.
The clamour to re-open the mines 25 Oct 2012 Widespread mining in Goa has not only devastated the state's ecology but also resulted in grave human rights violations of thousands of residents. The economic security of few cannot justify the destruction of environment, livelihoods and health of the majority of people.
Hiding behind the growth veil 21 May 2012 The last thing we need is the increasing inclination of the State to suppress important reports concerning environment and ecology and allowing the destructive forces to play havoc with the natural wealth of the country.
First check obscenity of corruption 14 Feb 2012 It is baffling that people from the land of Khajuraho get more agitated when their representatives are caught watching pornography in the assembly, but continue to ignore widespread corruption, violence and damage to public health and environment.
Protect or perish 13 Aug 2010 With nature's power in full demonstration in various parts of the world, isn't it time to review the environmentally unsustainable economic and development models that we have been following?
A tough act to follow 05 Jun 2010 Jairam Ramesh, as India's Environment and Forests Minister, handles one of the most difficult jobs in the Indian cabinet. He has to reconcile between ecological balance and economic growth, and that too at a time of the global economic crisis, and the biggest environmental crisis in living memory.
Sustained pollution of major rivers; continuous decline in groundwater reserves; priority allocation to non-consumptive sectors; and, growing disparity in water distribution only indicates that the worst is still to come!..