As China became the biggest workshop of the world, the Gross Domestic Pollution increased alongside the Gross Domestic Product. But even as the environment paid a heavy price for the country’s swing from communism to consumerism, there are signs that Red China may turn green
Nearly a quarter of endangered plant species are threatened with extinction, natural habitats continue to vanish, and waterbodies to be degraded. The world has failed to meet its target of a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, says the third ‘Global Biodiversity Outlook’
Worldwatch’s ‘State of the World 2010’ paints a vivid picture of what a sustainability culture could look like, how it would differ from the current consumer culture, why we need to urgently make this shift, and, most important, how we can and already are making the shift
Scientific and diplomatic discussions have steered clear of the contentious question of population growth and greenhouse gases. UNFPA’s 2009 State of the World Population report tackles the question head-on and asserts that smaller families means less people and less greenhouse gases
The 356-page Sixth State of India's Environment Report, titled 'Rich Lands, Poor People -- Is Sustainable Mining Possible?', underlines the need to revamp government policies so that mining does not happen at the cost of the environment or people's livelihoods
In India, 150 million people who belong to the upper-income groups already emit more than 2.5 tonnes of CO2 per annum. A new Greenpeace report states that India's rich consuming class is hiding its significant carbon footprint behind legions of poor. Shouldn't the government, which demands differentiated responsibility in the international arena, establish the same within India?