Environment

Citizens differ over Metro

May 18, 2009 Meera Iyer 4

Some citizens believe Metro will help, while others continue to protest against the tree felling and the lack of transparency and democracy in Metro decisions. Meanwhile the project document raises many questions.

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Environment

Metro vs citizens

April 22, 2009 Meera Iyer 5

People protest against BMRCL’s recent move to cut down trees at Lalbagh for its Metro project. Read all about the saga, proposed alternatives and the legal angle.

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Environment

A study in green

March 16, 2009 Meera Iyer 1

Meet Harini Nagendra, a young city-based ecologist who can answer your questions on Bangalore’s disappearing tree cover and its implications.

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Business and Economy

Yes or no to plastic bags?

February 15, 2009 Meera Iyer 14

Local retails chains are adopting ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags. Are these really eco-friendly? Meanwhile, one local trader shows there are simpler alternatives.

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