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India’s war on itself
Jun 09, 2011 Corporate land grabs for mines, factories and real estate are destroying India’s rural livelihoods, food security and ecology, warns physicist and eco-activist Vandana Shiva, as she argues in favour of a strong land conservation policy.
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Single women bearing brunt of land acquisitions
Jul 03, 2012 The International Land Coalition is currently holding a series of workshops on land rights and linkages with poverty in India. The workshops are looking at how some of the poorest communities – dalits, tribals, and women – are reeling under the adverse impact of land acquisitions, land alienation and insecure tenures.
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Half of global rabies deaths occur in India: PHFI
Jul 31, 2012 Zoonotic infections or zoonoses which are naturally transmissible diseases between animals and humans constitute nearly 60 per cent of all known human infections and over 75 per cent of all emerging infectious diseases.
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India's Intanki National Park: Sprawling settlements, dwindling wildlife
Jan 07, 2011 Increasing pressure on the limited arable land and insurgency have jointly contributed to an increased number of settlements by encroachers in the north-eastern state of Nagaland, India. The forest, which earlier covered over 8,800 hectares and was home to several rare species, has now shrunk to a mere 176 hectares.
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Bangladesh: Experts urge adoption of rainwater-harvesting to ease water crisis
Jan 25, 2011 Looking at the rapidly plummeting groundwater levels in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka, a team of architects, engineers and urban planners have urged authorities to immediately adopt rainwater harvesting to help ease the crisis. With groundwater levels over 60 mertres below the ground, the city faces a demand-supply gap of 500 million litres a day.
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UN pressure halts Sri Lanka road project
Sep 17, 2011 A controversial road project, which environmentalists and forestry officials claim violates regulations of the UNESCO listed Sinharaja Forest Reserve, has been suspended indefinitely.
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