Slow and weak: 42% of India records rain deficit despite welcoming monsoon a month ago

With at least 290 districts receiving deficient and largely deficient rainfall, about 1.2 million fewer hectares have been planted this month than last year

Volcanic Eruptions

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk

Although each volcano is different, there are some generalisations that help us understand what these risks are likely to be

Waste Management

Can India manage its toxic e-waste?

One of the biggest producers of e-waste in the world, India doesn't have data and monitoring mechanisms to manage e-waste

Early warning system to predict dengue possible by mining data

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, attempted to estimate how weather conditions can lead to a more severe outbreak 

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Our Agenda for survival EP2: Rethinking comfort: We should not make air-conditioners a status symbol

Managing our cooling and heating demands critical to environmental sustainability. Are we doing it right?

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

Illustration: Tarique Aziz

Shadow of storms

The fact is that storms of 2018 hold a mirror to our future

Illustration: Sorit

The plastic cycle

Will the world’s anti-plastic movement succeed? Or will it once again …

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सोरित/सीएसई

दो बीघा जंगल

जहां जानवर घूमते थे, अब वहां हाथी ट्रेन के नीचे आकर कटकर मर जाता है तो कभी कोई हिरन, जंगली सूअर, तेंदुआ या नीलगाय वाहनों के नीचे आ जाता है। 

कोलार जिले का मिट्टी भरा तालाब: लोगों और तालाबों की जरूरत लायक धन सरकार नहीं दे पा रही है। लोग भी तालाबों और सिंचाई की नालियों से मिट्टी नहीं निकालते। तालाबों में गाद-मिट्टी भरने से उनकी जल संभरण क्षमता गिरी है (गणेश पंगारे / सीएसई)
Water Resources

उम्मीदों के दीए

प्राचीन काल में राजाओं और प्रधानों द्वारा बनवाए गए तालाब अब भी प्रयोग में हैं लेकिन उनकी हालत बेहद खराब है। 

downtoearth

नए जमाने की नई गाड़ी

स्वचालित वाहन की अवधारणा काफी रोमांचक तो है लेकिन परिवहन का यह भावी साधन कई जगह खतरनाक भी साबित हो रहा है। 

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  • Ganga's ebbs and flows
  • Ganga's ebbs and flows

    Mallet navigates the various issues, including culture, politics and practises that define the Ganga

  • The political play surrounding the river is intimately connected with the hopes and despairs of the people that live around it "

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