Americans use more toilet paper than anyone else in the world, helping destroy the habitats of native people who live where it is sourced and contributing to global warming, a research study said. read more
A vendor selling necklaces made of amber, in Danai, Kachin state. The morning amber market on the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state, throngs with traders using torches and magnifying glasses to scrutinise pieces of the honey-coloured fossilised tree sap.
Sunil Bisht, a Gurugram resident cultivates a batch of sweet potatoes in the foothills of the Aravallis in Gairatpur Bas village, around 15 kilometres from Gurugram. Apart from him around 15 people are toiling on their farms, composting, manuring and harvesting for the upcoming week.
With wildlife disappearing at an “unprecedented” pace across the world, the Living Planet Report 2016 identifies India as an ecological black-spot where around half of the wildlife lives in the danger of being wiped out. read more
According to a report released on Monday by actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s civil war and their families have profited off the conflict, amassing fortunes through links with bankers, arms dealers and oil... read more
“Just 2% of the resources from between three and 10km beneath Chinese territory could be enough for us to use for over 5,000 years,” Dong Shuwen, former deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, at the National Land and Resources... read more
Shares of Cairn India rose by nearly 4% on Monday as private miner Vedanta Ltd moves to absorb the oil firm in a $2.3-billion all-share deal to create India\'s largest diversified natural resources company. read more
Even as the Opposition Congress and the Tamil Nadu parties upped their ante over the Chittoor encounter of 20 alleged smugglers, the Andhra government stood its ground defending the police action and stated that it would continue to protect its natural... read more