National plans must align with the agenda for UN-mandated sustainable development goals to guide development
Drab public housing ideal for a climate retrofit
Resistance to mega-tourism is rising in the South Pacific — but will governments put words into action?
Economic growth is fuelling climate change — a new book proposes ‘degrowth communism’ as the solution
These warriors lead the way in greening degraded land; but they need more support
Uttarakhand government should encourage the greening efforts of the Indian Army soldiers and other such groups; financial support and ...
Civil society organisations should count on their huge social capital and invest it into future actions
Civil society organisations are often targets of political interference and manipulation, which can limit their ability to operate
Valentine’s Day’s connection with love was probably invented by Chaucer and other 14th-century poets
Courtly medieval literature has an important part to play with Saint Valentine and his romantic associations
Save Himalayan ecology: Learnings from Turkey-Syria quake & Joshimath crisis
The Himalayan mountain belt is one of the most seismically active as it is located on seismic zone 5
The great Himalayan debacle: We have abused the hills for long, it is time for atonement
We must now revisit the core tenets of ecotourism and sustainable development for our hills
Heat stress more dangerous to corals than ocean acidification. Here‘s why
A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that enable corals to tolerate heat can significantly improve coral reef conservation ...
More than 100,000 tourists will head to Antarctica this summer. Should we worry about damage to the ice and its ecosystems?
Visits are concentrated in highly sensitive ecological areas for only a few months per year
‘Public Trust’— a key legal tool to preserve our natural resources
The government does not have the power to fully privatise resources that are crucial; those stay in trust for ...
Why winter solstice matters around the world: 4 essential reads
The weeks leading up to the solstice can feel long as days grow shorter and temperatures drop. But it’s ...
Faces of protection: 30x30 goal impossible without indigenous participation
A report at COP15 Montreal on protected areas lacks qualitative aspects of indigenous land
Could video streaming be as bad for the climate as driving a car? Calculating Internet’s hidden carbon footprint
Driving a small car to the movie theatre with a friend may have lower carbon emissions than streaming the ...
World Soil Day: A third of it is degraded. Here’s the solution countries should adopt
Soil erosion mitigation through the application of sustainable soil management is critical for protecting our soil
Haryana’s draft norms on stone crushers is old wine in a new bottle
Most units in the state do not comply with existing guidelines, CSE report finds
Unchecked tyre recycling units wreak environmental havoc
Only 46% of tyre pyrolysis oil units in the country comply with norms
Critical to focus on green jobs, entrepreneurship while teaching Environmental Studies
Necessary that teachers go beyond textbook to tackle challenges students will face in the world
This Pune stone-crusher unit shows how to do it properly
Mangrul village unit runs on best practices despite being surrounded by polluting ones
The Supreme Court is sending wrong signals on post facto environmental clearances
Recently, the apex court has overlooked its own judgments and the underlying logic behind why there is a mechanism for environmental ...
Unfair, damaging & avoidable: Demolition of Noida towers will have long-term impacts
Move meant to punish erring builders will impact the middle-class buyers & residents the most
NGT order on Korba: Can it improve fly ash disposal, utilisation in India
CSE welcomes order, says it will enhance fly ash disposal and utilisation and also help in better ash management
Has forest rights Act enhanced the lives of Adivasis?
Declining biodiversity of forests has led to more vulnerability for the majority of Adivasis living in and around the ...
The science of planting (and nurturing) trees
Why monsoon plantation programs can benefit from a more nuanced, evidence-based approach