While the state government’s precautionary measures have helped save many lives, the cyclone offers some very important lessons for the future
COP24: Developed nations successfully wipe out equity in finance, reporting
COP24: Sum and substance of climate diplomacy
A vicious nexus
Kaiga nuclear plant expansion: Expect body blow for Western Ghats biodiversity
Rich tropical forest, vibrant wildlife, water of Kali river will be in line of destruction
COP24: BASIC willingness to be transparent must bring Katowice consensus closer
At COP24, developing countries agreed to report on climate actions on par with developed countries
Will Human Rights turn around in 2019?
Crackdowns on the Right to Freedom of Expression intensified in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Only the Maldives shone as a bright spot
From ‘incompatible with life’ to reclaiming life, outlook on TB is changing
Tuberculosis treatment is moving from germ theory to patients and their world
Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isn't the answer
Alternatives to nuclear energy, in particular renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar energy, have become drastically cheaper.
Promoting input-based enterprises to spread organic farming
Promotion around locally available options can be sustainable solution
COP24: A principled debate on adaptation communications
UN estimates that cost of adaptation in developing countries will rise to $140-300 billion each year by 2030
Plastic pollution threatens tourism dependent Bali
While more than 80 per cent of the Indonesian Island’s economy relies on tourism, its beaches and the water are strewn with plastic
Are coal-fired power plants attractive for investment?
A recent report says that there is economic merit in closing down such power plants to meet the Paris goals
Will contract farming law relieve agrarian distress?
Although the proposed law promises to alleviate the suffering of India’s farmers, it needs a research-backed approach
COP24: Balanced rulebook must reflect latest climate science
The conference in Katowice will see parties negotiate to arrive at a consensus on the final rules and guidelines that would operationalise the Paris agreement
New awakenings in the trans-Himalaya
With threats to common properties multiplying and people’s traditional access to living systems being denied, the Forest Rights Act is making its way into the lives of people in the trans-Himalayan valley of Spiti
How alien invasive plant species threaten Western Ghats
Forest fires and man-eating tigers make for easy headlines but what about invading flora in a forest?
Technology is driving smarter access to healthcare in Africa
In the context of the global push for UHC by 2030, the implementation of a digital platform for health insurance scheme’s operations is pivotal
The solution for Africa’s health problem is in basing health outside of disease
Health does not begin with disease but is dependent on the way of living, clean environment and good nutrition knowledge
Africa's non-communicable disease burden likely to worsen without political will
Africa has the resources and support to tackle non-communicable diseases; all it requires is political will to seize the opportunity
Health interventions can help reduce burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases
The challenges to NTD elimination in Africa are multifaceted, but political commitments and the financial support is enabling the continent to achieve some progress
Decaying health sector is a chronic problem for Somalia
An overview of statistics shows why achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3 target for Somalia by 2030 is critical, but far-fetched
Three-wheeled devil on diesel
Diesel three-wheelers designed to emit more than diesel cars must go off the road to cut toxic exposure
Have regional parties lived up to people’s aspiration?
Be it Andhra, be it Bihar, regional parties have followed economic policies laid down by national parties
BASIC ministerial meeting on climate change: Countries miss IPCC’s point
Developing countries, especially from BASIC, must shift away from committing to engaging in climate action depending on what has been committed by developed nations