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Use of Animals for Scientific Research and their Commercial Exploitation: Relevant Laws and Suggestions

May 6, 2011


The use of animals for scientific research and commercial purposes has been a topic for debate over a prolonged period. Although, the research projects have given huge benefits to the human kind but contrary to that, they’ve resulted in pain and stress to the innocent animals made subject to these experiments. The animals being part […]

Climate Change Mitigation from India’s Perspective

May 1, 2011

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CLIMATE CHANGE With the mighty Himalayas and its glaciers in the north, tropical in the south, dense rain forests of Meghalaya in the East and the dry Thar Desert of the west, incredible India, truly holds a variety of climate within her. Climate change refers to a statistically significant variation in either the mean state […]

Forest Conservation and Preservation in India-Judicial Approach

May 1, 2011


INTRODUCTION Some 370 million years ago the first amphibians and the first forests appeared on the earth. Encyclopaedic information reveals that at one time bands of forests stretched around the world. But with the spread of human, the picture changed. Tropical forests are most under threat of destruction. More than half the world’s tropical forests have […]

Conservation of Wildlife in India and Relevant Laws

May 1, 2011


With a land mass of the 329 million hectares and coast line of 7516 km, with oceans, lakes, rivers and mighty Himalayas and several other mountains ranges, the desert of Rajasthan, the plateaus, the wetlands and the islands of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep, India, our beautiful country, is the home to an amazing variety […]

The Plachimada Coca-cola Victims Relief and Compensation Claims special Tribunal Bill,2011

April 9, 2011


The southern Indian state of Kerala has passed a bill allowing compensation claims against soft drink giant Coca-Cola over alleged environmental damage caused by a bottling plant. The government has sought the President’s approval for the Bill. The tribunal would give its award by applying the polluter pays principle. The soft drink giant says it […]

International Environmental Standards for Transnational Corporations

April 8, 2011

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“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” -Thomas Jefferson I. Introduction It is strange that an author of the American Declaration of Independence would ever speak of crushing […]

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