Khar’s experimentation with Himalayan nettle brings recognition

Himalayan nettle, a fibre-yielding plant, has become an important livelihood option for people living in the remote mountainous villages of the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The Earth's biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

A widely touted study proposes a total of 8.7 million species, but they could be 10 times more

In celebration of biodiversity

Food is personal. We know that. What we often don’t realise is that food is also more than personal. It is also about culture and, most importantly, about biodiversity

How a UN platform to stop biodiversity loss could up its game

Biodiversity keeps declining despite lots of accumulated knowledge and numerous international and national commitments to act

Exploiting Asia's biodiversity can ensure food security, end hunger

Biodiversity for food and agriculture is among the Earth’s most important resources

Coastal flooding may double by 2030, new study finds

Tropical regions of the world, including cities like Mumbai and Kochi in India, are more vulnerable to coastal flooding 


Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. She is an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets

Food and dissent

Sunita Narain's response to the comments on her previous editorial "Why I would …

Future is in our hands

We can make or break it, depending on whether we stand up and are counted or let …


भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने बनाया नीम कीटनाशक को ज्यादा असरदार

अध्‍ययन के दौरान विशेष तकनीक की मदद से कीटनाशक बनाने के लिए नीम के सूखे फलों के पाउडर में डोलोमाइट मिलाकर अजेडिरेक्टिन की भंडारण स्थिरता बढ़ाने के प्रयास में शोधकर्ताओं को सफलता मिली है

भारतीय जैव विविधता पर विदेशी खरपतवार का हमला

एक विदेशी आक्रमणकारी पौधा लुडविगिया पेरूविया असम के धनसीरी नदी के जलग्रहण क्षेत्र और कोपिली नदी के पूर्वी हिस्‍से में स्थित स्‍थानीय जैव विविधता के लिए अब खतरा बन गया है।

भारत, एक नई खोज

कहा जाता है कि एक देश का इतिहास उसके भौगोलिक क्षेत्र का प्रतिबिम्ब होता है। अपने २२ सालों के शोध के आधार पर भारत के आकर्षक प्राकृतिक इतिहास की एक झलक दिखा रहे हैं प्रणय लाल


Waking to the chemical spill in Delhi

Lives of about 500 schoolkids were put at stake when a toxic chemical leaked in a busy slum area in south Delhi on May 6. Down To Earth finds out the lapses and highlights the pressing concerns

  • Underdog resilience
  • Underdog resilience

    The downtrodden, destitute and the diseased are the lead protagonists in this collection of short stories

  • Manoj Kumar Panda's stories are an attack on Brahmanism, caste supremacy, forced ostracisation of certain communities and bigotry of a class-conscious "