Bureau of Indian Standards in 2017 proposed a ban on raw materials not recognised safe for use in cosmetics from 2020. The status of the ban is unknown
COVID-19 is lethal for the world's indigenous peoples
COVID-19 and SDG 6 goals: All that we need to learn and do
COVID-19: Land is key to survival of indigenous peoples in Asia
Is an environmental apocalypse approaching India?
The Union government scarcely conceals its contempt for the environment working assiduously to dismantle environment protection.
COVID-19 could complete the conquest of the Americas that started 500 years ago
By destroying Amazonia’s last uncontacted peoples, it will do what smallpox and others did in centuries past
COVID-19: How safe are antiviral drugs for environment?
Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, for example, pose serious chronic threat to the aquatic environment
Is there any upside to COVID-19
The lockdown has affected our economy, business, daily earnings of many workers and farmers. There are, however, a few positive ...
‘Sumbiotude’: A new word in the tiny (but growing) vocabulary for our emotional connection to the environment
Sumbiotude is the exact opposite of solitude: It involves contemplation and completion of a lifespan with the loving companionship ...
COVID-19 threatens indigenous peoples of Andaman and Nicobar
The last speaker of a Great Andamanese language died recently in Port Blair of tuberculosis as COVID-19 reached the ...
Nudge for nature
A nudge can be a promising new tool to encourage people to act in an environmentally benign way
Deployment of sensor-based air quality monitors in Meghalaya is a welcome step
Sensor-based technology — being developed for the past few decades — has leapfrogged in recent years
Why Jammu-Srinagar national highway is so landslide prone
Most of the hills around Jammu-Srinagar highway were rocky and barren and any disturbance — natural or anthropogenic (man-made) ...
Bristol airport vote: A small win in our battle against climate change
In this last decade of serious climate action, nature should be prioritised over economic growth if we want to ...
Urban commons: Rethink their management
Loss of urban ‘commons’ and ‘communing’ among larger public have a direct impact on the way a city and ...
Resource literacy of the poor
We must invest in economies of poor, build capacities so they can withstand & overcome calamity
Urban commons: Need to develop financing framework
Urban commons are mainly dependent on governments, particularly local governments that are more often than not financially weak
How the North East uses traditional means to harvest rain water
In Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, people store and harvest rain water through traditional means
A new project aims to document India’s customary laws
Documenting customary laws is a step towards community-led conservation
How early warning systems helped get funds for Nepal's flood-prone Terai region
Community-based flood early warning systems (CBFEWS) have been particularly successful in relaying crucial flood risk information
Indian Railways needs to look beyond its world-leading net zero target
A national coal phase out can substantially augment its mitigation potential
What did the Chhath violation of NGT at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarobar expose
While religious, political and other inetrests gain currency, environmental concerns take a backseat
Gandhi at 150: Green movements have Gandhian streak
Environmental movements do not make a direct reference to Gandhi, but the methods they adopt and discourse that is ...
Whither the National Green Tribunal?
Instead of giving financial and administrative support to the NGT, efforts are usually directed towards diluting its powers, defeating ...
Is ozone layer depletion a ‘solved problem’?
On the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, here is a reminder of how continued adherence ...