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  • Equality, rather than money, leads to better lives

    April 19, 2012

    People in more equal societies live longer and a smaller proportion of children die in infancy. They are far less likely to experience mental illness and less likely to use illegal drugs.

  • No money in Indian budget to interlink rivers

    April 16, 2012

    Most environmentalists around India heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when Pranab Mukherjee, the country’s Finance Minister, did not say a word about the plan to interlink India’s rivers, nor allocate any money for that purpose.

  • Military conflict melts Kashmir’s glacier

    April 12, 2012

    The Pakistan-India military stand-off at the Siachen glacier in the frozen mountains of Kashmir is speeding up glacier melt as well as costing lives, say experts.

  • Planet under pressure, needs urgent change

    March 29, 2012

    Scientists from around the world are seeking a new and closer contract with society to deal with the problems of a planet under so much pressure that radical changes in policy and governance have become necessary.

  • Disaster risks rise in warmer world

    March 28, 2012

    Evidence suggests that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Wednesday.