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Subterranean leak

High amounts of pesticides and heavy metals in soil and water inside and around the Union Carbide plant by Sapna Johnson, Ramakant Sahu, Nimisha Jadol and Clara Duca

An ecological triumph goes sour

Kerala celebrates silver jubilee of the Silent Valley project, but dismisses conservation measures by M K Prasad, an environmentalist and educator, participated in the movement against the hydropower project in the Silent Valley

Switch on biomass

Power crisis spurs market for renewables in rural Bihar by Alok Gupta, Saran Until a year ago, T N Pandit, a pathologist in Bihar’s Saran district would juggle four different power supplies to keep his lab operational. The sources included inverter, generator, solar cell and state power grid. Voltage fluctuation had caused faults in his gadgets till he decided to install one more switch on his already overcrowded switchboard.