The fact that these issues are still remote from our understanding is evidenced by a survey which revealed that more than 74% people between the ages of 18 and 25 are not aware of how greenhouse gases cause global warming
Heatwave: Passing phase or a natural calamity?
Goa’s first white paper on livelihood can help in effective state planning
World Food Safety Day: India must regulate foods with excess fat, sugar and salt
Cauvery: The river that the Tamils thought would never fail
The ‘Ganga of South India’ may be dying now, but was once a cherished waterbody in the lore of Tamil country
Addressing indoor pollution and climate change with fuel-efficient cook stoves
A simple measure carried out by our organisation has helped to kill two birds with one stone
Stubble burning: A problem for the environment, agriculture and humans
Although the actual amount of fines charged was not available; farmers continue to burn residues every season
Language gap in policy making needs bridging
For active participation of tribal communities in policy dialogues, subaltern language are indispensable
Who let the dogs out?
There is only one solution to dealing with the problem of India’s stray dog populations, dog bites and rabies: Implementation of WHO guidelines with immediate effect
Spare the Mount from the crowd
The crowding on top of Mt Everest is a sign that the world is following Francis Bacon’s philosophy rather than Mahatma Gandhi’s
Resident Welfare Associations can contribute big to conserve water
A case study from JR Nagar RWA in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Is the house sparrow out of the woods?
The house sparrow declined in urban India in the last two decades; however, conservation efforts might have just stopped its journey to extinction
10 interventions government must make to protect forest rights
BJP-led NDA has won 38 out of 48 reserved seats for Scheduled Tribes across the country, of which a majority is from forest-rich areas
The new Patanjali of yoga
Did anyone think that Maharishi Patanjali, the giver of those priceless exercises, would become private property one day?
Who will provide water security to Chennai?
Chennai is battling sever water crisis with daily water supply of 550 mn l/day against a required 1,200 mn l/d
What Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 should be like?
While the mission got people talking about sanitation and cleanliness, its implementation needs a lot of work
After Cape Town, is Sydney heading for a date with Day Zero?
From June 1, 2019, the Australian megapolis will face water cuts again after nearly a decade as levels in its dams are just over 50 per cent
Norwegian Embassy: A case of treading lighter on nature’s resources
A combination of low-capital initiatives by the management, maintenance policies and a clear vision that have made the Norwegian Embassy into a good learning specimen
Is green menstruation possible?
One sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose as the plastic used is non-biodegradable and can lead to health and environmental hazards
Secret tales of polling and counting booths: How our democracy works
Spending a day in a polling booth and another 24 hours in a counting centre served as eye-openers on the way Indian democracy works and the little dark patches behind a well-knit system
My plastic marine litter or yours?
The issue of marine plastic litter warrants bold new answers and strong action and urgent measures if we want to save our planet (and ourselves)
Menstrual Hygiene Day: If healthy women have problems, what about the differently-abled?
The issue of the ever-increasing challenges the deaf and mute, blind, physically handicapped and mentally challenged women and girls undergo is hardly discussed
Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s time for action
We must make the menstruation narrative about girls and women instead of pads and pad men
Enact a special act for protecting India’s natural pharmacy
The country’s medicinal plants, which are used in a number of alternative systems of medicine, are in danger of becoming extinct due to ignorance and over-exploitation
Can India afford online food orders and takeaways?
The mineral water bottles we order, packaged food we buy and disposable cutlery we use are choking our planet. So let’s practice a few greener ways of living suggested here