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Rise of livestock

Agriculture sector undergoes a historic change as livestock surpasses the economy of food grain


The 17th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change met in …

Future shock

As the world continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the global …

Passive neighbour

India remains indifferent as China builds dams on upper reaches of Brahmaputra  

Desperate for gas

Gas is the cleanest of fossil fuels and also more efficient and cheaper to use. Yet, in …

Heat is on

Stark facts: Forest destruction

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we …

Energy fixing

Bureau of Energy Efficiency says it is likely to meet Plan target. Experts say claims far …

Wind break ends

Centre wants to withdraw sops for wind energy sector; offers an incentive to improve performance

“The climate crisis is here and now”

Increasing risk of extreme weather has made it easier to have conversations on environment …

Blank on target

Most states fail to achieve renewable energy target under the climate change action plan

Too costly to grow

High input cost and erratic weather take toll

Mission eclipsed

National solar mission may get derailed as banks hesitate to give loans for its high-risk …

Low on carbon crunching

Fresh scheme sets efficiency targets for energy-guzzling sectors but is still too soft

How US built consensus to get a deal it wanted

US machinations made everybody fall in line

Poor man’s burden

Developing countries shoulder the clean-up responsibility, yet it is not enough

Cancun clinches deal—for polluters

Cancun has restored the sanctity of multilateral negotiations under the UN climate …

Non-existent check post

National Green Tribunal fails to start, project clearances continue

Saving rice

Rice is at the heart of a fierce strategy debate as the country prepares to launch the …

Great depression of lac

Biggest producer Jharkhand worst hit—and clueless

How pure are their claims?

Market for water purifiers booms, but consumers cannot be sure of quality in absence of …

No to natural sweetener

Nature’s zero-calorie sweetener—stevia—kept out of Indian market