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, by Down to earth

Biotech industry has a new patron

Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture.
WHY would a company with a turnover of Rs 9,712 crore and profits of Rs 933 crore want a research loan of less than Rs 10 crore from the government? Ask the Department of (...)

, by India together

Nuking dissent over Jaitapur

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and the political establishment are burying their heads in the sand over the controversial nuclear plants on the Konkan coast, which will affect the lives of people in the entire region. [...] The NPCIL plans to erect six such plants, built by the (...)

, by Frontline

Green power

Germany’s policies prove that renewable sources of energy are a viable option. IN September 2010, the German Federal Environment Agency announced that by 2050 the country would be in a position to meet all of its electricity requirements from renewable energy sources as opposed to the present 16 (...)

, by Tehelka

Jaitapur nuclear plant still far from being accepted

Lock-ups, prisons and court cases have become an integral part of the lives of Jaitapur’s residents. The scenic village in Maharashtra, which is to be home to the world’s biggest nuclear plant, has virtually turned into a state of dystopia. The people of the five villages that would be affected (...)

, by ETC Group

The Big Downturn? Nanogeopolitics

The Big Downturn? Nanogeopolitics, ETC Group’s new 68-page report on global governance of nanoscale technologies, is an update of our 2005 Nanogeopolitics survey. In the intervening five years, policymakers – some kicking and screaming – have begun to acknowledge that fast-tracking nanotech has (...)

, by IIED

Questions & Answers with Krystyna Swiderska on the Nagoya Protocol

Last month, after 18 years of negotiations and more than 2 weeks of tense discussions in Nagoya, Japan, the world finally struck a deal on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing. The agreement — the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits — was, (...)

, by Grain

Pakistan: Corporate hybrid seeds flood efforts in agricultural reconstruction

by Roots for Equity, PANAP and GRAIN - 07 December 2010

The flooding that submerged nearly a fifth of Pakistan starting in July this year displaced about 20 million people and killed nearly 2,000. This number of people whose property and livelihoods were destroyed surpassed the number of combined victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2005 (...)

, by The STEPS Centre

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto

In 1970 a radical document called The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. Forty years on, what kind of science and technology for development Manifesto is needed for today’s world?
The STEPS Centre is creating a new manifesto with one of the (...)

, by Down to earth

New gold rush - Solar energy in India

India is on a mission. To drastically ramp up its solar power production to 22,000 MW by 2022. From steel makers and automobile manufacturers to diamond merchants and realtors everyone sees the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission as their chance to strike gold. But it is not so easy. The (...)

, by SACSIS

The Unspoken Risks of Cell Phones and Wireless Networks

Africa has been catapulted into the electronic age over the past decade and a half by an almost incomprehensibly swift growth in telecommunications technology driven primarily by a massive rollout of cell phones and wireless technology throughout the continent.
While few can deny the economic (...)

, by Down to earth

Carriage of convenience

Metro projects can ease congestion. But lack of integrated planning is undoing the benefits of this mass transport system. Nidhi Jamwal and Ankur Paliwal report. Read more

, by Common Dreams

We Cannot ’Techno-Fix’ Our Way to a Sustainable Future

This week, California will host the Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies. The conference follows hearings last week in the US House of Representatives and a report from the UK Committee on Science and Technology, as well as a recent report from the Government (...)

Nuclear Does Not Make Economic Sense (Either)

The enormous technical and financial risks involved in the construction and operation of new nuclear power plants make them prohibitive for private investors, rebutting the thesis of a renaissance in nuclear energy, say several independent European studies. Read (...)

, by ETC Group

Retooling the Planet: New ETC Group Report on Geoengineering

This critical overview of geoengineering technologies examines the history, politics and social and ecological implications of attempts to add large-scale, intentional manipulation of the planet to the menu of possible responses to climate change. The report contests the notion that more (...)