World Environment Day

POLITICS: India, Pakistan Need Bridge over Himalayan Waters

When Indian and Pakistani members of a commission on the sharing of the Indus waters meet in the Indian capital this week, it will be with the knowledge that the outcome of their talks on sharing glacier-fed waters have a bearing on subcontinental peace.

ENVIRONMENT: Nuclear Hope for Fresh Water Debated

About 300 experts from around the world concluded an international symposium on water resources management here Friday, but could not discuss the acute crisis in Iraq.

CHILE: Environmentalists Slam New Pollution Credit System

A draft law introduced by the Chilean government that would create a pollution credit system has run into resistance from environmentalists and even ruling coalition lawmakers, who allege that it transforms the principle of ''the polluter pays'' into ''the polluter gains.''

DEVELOPMENT: Poverty, Environmental Damage Undercut World Stability

The persistent gap between rich and poor nations, continued environmental decline and higher military spending are all undermining global stability, according to the latest annual edition of WorldWatch Institute's 'Vital Signs' report.

ENVIRONMENT-VIETNAM: Battle to Save Sea Turtles Continues

When the great sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs at the Nui Chua national park in southern Vietnam, there is an ally waiting for them.


Trinidad and Tobago is recording some progress in fighting one of the more pervasive problems of Caribbean territories -- the inability of small countries to adequately feed themselves.

PERU: Ancient Inca Irrigation Works Restored To Raise Record Crops

The glossy leaves of beans, potatoes and cabbages poke through the rich soil of terraces that wind about the mountains high above the river in Peru's Patacancha valley.

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