As many as 102 of 112 power plants have sought exemption from paying environmental compensation, according to a recent CPCB report to NGT
Cahokian culture spread across eastern North America 1,000 years ago in an early example of diaspora
Draft EIA notification 2020: Is it contra legem to international conventions, judicial verdicts
Learning from past mistakes: It’s time to save urban rivers
Food, fuel, fashion, flying: Steps towards sustainability post-COVID-19
Let’s not shy away from demanding for the world what we desire for ourselves and our future generations
COVID-19 can be a wake-up call for nature-based solutions
Money alone won’t solve the problem; but governments hold powerful levers to make markets value nature and attach a cost ...
World Tourism Day: COVID -19 an opportunity to rethink Himalayan tourism
This September 27, it is time to turn the pandemic into an opportunity by looking at tourism in a ...
Biodiversity and pandemics: Does conserving nature matter to corporates?
While the government’s environmental conservation endeavours are followed closely, the role of industry goes largely unnoticed
Draft EIA 2020 undercuts India’s biodiversity and climate goals
The proposal to weaken policies for environmental protection with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) draft, 2020, has resulted in ...
Curbing plastic waste generation amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Union government’s mandate making it compulsory for everybody to wear face masks has made it an inevitable component of ...
Are hurricanes strengthening more rapidly?
Just having the right water temperature and moisture won’t ensure that storms will undergo rapid intensification or become major ...
EIA 2020: Public consultation without informing the public?
The government’s refusal to make the draft Environmental Impact Assessment accessible in regional languages is a violation of the ...
Draft EIA 2020: How it may impact North East
The region, with eight per cent of India’s total geographical area, has 25 per cent of India’s forest cover
Environmental Impact Assessment: Why the govt needs to re-think its latest draft
The current EIA draft has severely diluted environmental protection, adding to the degradation of the environment; it can become an uphill ...
Vizag, Dahej, Baghjan: Death by a thousand cuts
Recent environmental disasters caused by negligence in India have caused irreparable damage to the environment and are eerily similar ...
As Jaisalmer villagers fight for sacred grove, a larger question looms
Allocation of village land for the development of solar and wind parks at the cost of pasture land is ...
Coronavirus lockdown reduced seismic activity around the world — new study
These changes correlated with independent estimates of the reduction in human activity
Why environmental racism needs to have its moment
Tribal groups comprise 40-50% of the displaced population in India, and face the brunt of environment racism
Summer bushfires: How are the plant and animal survivors 6 months on? We mapped their recovery
Australia roared into 2020 as a land on fire. The human and property loss was staggering, but the damage ...
Why draft EIA 2020 needs a revaluation
The point of contention in the draft Environment Impact Assessment is post-facto clearance and less public participation with affected communities
River pollution, conservation: UP’s fishing community bears brunt
Regulations of industrial, municipal inflow in Ganga, at the centre of pollution mitigation policies, have dissociated rivers from riverine ...
COVID-19, floods and landslides: What Uttarakhand needs to brace for
An above-normal monsoon, as predicted by IMD, may cause the state to experience interweaving challenges of flooding or landslide ...
Everything about desert locusts — and how to control them amid COVID-19 crisis
From Yemen to Indo-Pakistan border, how the swarms made way into India — and how the situation should be monitored
Climate change, biodiversity loss and other global ills share root causes
The world is in the throes of a ‘sixth extinction crisis’ — an accelerating loss of species at a ...
Investors accuse 37 Indian companies of hiding environmental impact information
A group of 105 investors wrote to 1,051 corporate giants across 49 countries on the matter