The office memorandum has taken a very myopic view of any perceived delay in appraisal for environmental clearance
MK Prasad, who brought environmental consciousness in India, is no more
As cryptocurrency becomes mainstream, its carbon footprint can’t be ignored
Enabling state machinery to protect Delhi’s wetlands: Operationalising state wetland authority
When the Himalayas lose: Assessing Char Dham Pariyojana judgment
The route, which connects 4 ancient Himalayan pilgrimages, runs through fragile valleys of Bhagirathi: The Ganga, Alaknanda, Mandakini and ...
Sanitary napkins: Why biodegradable is not the same as compostable
Sanitary napkins labelled biodegradable may degrade in years, but they are not compostable
Climate change, tribal livelihood: Cinema meets environment at IFFI
Movies such as Taledanda, Koozhangal, Semkhor rise to the occasion to highlight a range of environmental issues staring at mankind today
How smartphones are killing the planet
The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about ...
Why plastic piling in oceans post COVID-19 needs urgent attention
At least 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year globally, 40% of which is single-use plastic
Tarballs on India’s west coast: A tale of shifting responsibilities
Tarballs are hazardous to human life and marine biodiversity
Peafowl population is growing in Kerala. But are they threatening humans?
The human population is also on the rise. Does it pose a threat to the Earth’s environment and other ...
Oxygen parks, protected grasslands: A small Maharashtra village’s efforts in environmental conservation
The efforts of the villagers are driven by a common goal of leaving behind a healthy home for posterity
China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities
China has an opportunity with the Belt and Road Initiative to improve infrastructure networks around the world in a ...
Ozone layer recovery may take several lifetimes. But Montreal Protocol saved the Earth
The stratospheric ozone layer absorbs a portion of the ultraviolet radiation from the sun, preventing it from reaching the ...
The Porunai in Sangam Literature: A river of wealth, power and antiquity
The latest discoveries about human settlements along the Porunai or Thamirabarani river in Tamil Nadu are exciting; the river ...
How effective is CPCB in its management of e-waste?
The world produced around 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste in 2019, out of which only 17.4% was recycled
Tiles made from plastic and fly ash: A waste-to-wealth approach
Tiles manufactured using fly ash and plastics are cost-effective and help save irrigable topsoil
The women who appear in Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ are finally getting their due, 700 years later
A project regarding researching and composing Wikipedia entries on Dante’s (female) characters has doubled as advocacy
Kinnaur landslides: Will the fragile district survive misguided ‘green energy’ projects?
The ecology of Himachal Pradesh’s hydropower hub is too fragile for such projects
BHP’s offloading of oil and gas assets shows the global market has turned on fossil fuels
BHP, which was founded in 1885 and plans to be around for the long term, has seen the writing ...
Palm oil and environmental, social challenges in India: The road ahead
Deforestation, damaging effects on the environment and human rights violation are among major challenges related to palm oil production
The state of India’s urban wetlands and why they need to be protected urgently
The ecosystem services of wetlands need to be highlighted in our development policies, urban planning and climate change mitigation
The Tokyo Games prove that the Olympics are less relevant than ever
Our world is on fire, a pandemic rages on and the rich keep getting richer. In such a context, ...
Rewilding: Mass restoration or wishful thinking?
The concept is pivoted on 3Cs — core, corridor and carnivore
Ethos of a sinking space: Fishers in Sundarbans surmount tiger attacks, bureaucracy to earn livelihoods
They also struggle with dwindling fish stocks and unknown fish diseases