environment
 India born Poonam Gupta propels UK’s fastest growing paper firm, speaks on environmental cost of production in India
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IBNS) A paper manufacturing company in the UK set up in 2003 by an India born lady entrepreneur has emerged as one of the fastest growing paper companies providing paper customized paper solutions.
 Life in the cities
Rapid urbanisation the world over has put severe pressure on the infrastructure of many cities and towns. India is among the countries with the fastest growth in this sector and, unless plans with a long view are mooted, the situation could only worsen. Ranjita Biswas reports
Farmers from USA to India adapt to the global challenge of climate change. Renee Hickman from Missouri and Tanushree Sen from West Bengal report
Sundarbans, the land where three great rivers merge, is the third most vulnerable delta in the world today. Sea level rise due to climate change, devastating cyclones, etc. are affecting this densely populated area. Realising the urgency, international agencies are working on issues like adaptability to cope with the new reality. Ranjita Biswas reports
Mumbai, Apr 2 (IBNS) Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years.
Life without water is unimaginable. But its availability, taken for granted, is in a crisis. The looming shortage has the potential to create conflicts among regions and communities in the near future. The recent UN International Conference on Water and Sustainability in Zaragoza, Spain, was a wake-up call to the problem. Ranjita Biswas reports