On July 16, the Bombay High Court ordered that construction on the $1.7 billion Mumbai Coastal Road, to be built by reclaiming the city’s inter-tidal western coast, must stop. Here is why
Big ideas for sustaining the Earth
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How the Nanar anti-refinery protests in Maharashtra clicked
The protestors used diverse social, legal and political activism strategies and drove a hard bargain with the local politicians ...
March against asbestos
Though its use is banned in most countries, the asbestos industry continues to thrive at the cost of putting ...
Can bicycle sharing reduce global carbon emissions?
Shared bicycles can be part of a more sustainable world; but, ridership needs to expand beyond those who are ...
We have to change this cycle of destruction, where we shift our consumption to poorer regions where pollution does ...
West Papuans: An indigenous people that the world forgot
More than 300 different Papuan tribes of ethnic Melanesian origin on the western half of New Guinea have been ...
Volkswagen scandal: India must fix responsibility on manufacturers
For emission fraud, only penal action will not be enough; need regulations to fix accountability
Why we need a coastal zone protection act
If regulations listed in the CRZ Notification are implemented properly, coastal zones and fragile ecosystems can be safeguarded
Overflowing pitcher of disquiet
It is high time to start investing and investigating ecological cost of holding the Kumbh
Tulsi Gabbard’s decision to contest is a victory for Polynesia
Let us, for a moment, forget the Hawaii Congresswoman’s links to Hindu nationalism and instead, focus on her indigenous ...
Plastic pollution threatens tourism dependent Bali
While more than 80 per cent of the Indonesian Island’s economy relies on tourism, its beaches and the water ...
Environment as the enemy
We celebrate disruptive financial decisions as a sign of decisive leadership. So why not in the case of environmental ...
Why Indian automobile industry needs to walk extra to clean up toxic emissions
By jumping from BSIV to BSVI, India's not allowing vehicle manufacturers extra time to sell the stock of unsold ...
The beginning of the end of Andaman & Nicobar’s Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
The Indian government’s recent removal of Restricted Area Permit from 29 islands in the archipelago reeks of avarice and ...
Nuance and law
The Supreme Court’s ill-timed order on a case of municipal solid waste that is affecting construction workers illustrates how ...
How Gujarat succeeded in co-processing plastic waste in cement kilns and promoting circular economy
The state’s experience is a great example for others to follow
Govt bans plastic, but permits firms to make it, reveals RTI
Firms currently just need an acknowledgement, no approval, to manufacture plastic
A member of a non-profit committed to documenting all of the world’s 7,000 languages, explains why her organisation is ...
I report. I don't answer.
Traveling in rural India to report developments is turning out to be uncomfortable. Uncomfortable for the reporter’s soul, ...
2010: choose your future today
The Bhopal legacy: reworking corporate liability
The tourist does leave a footprint
But eco-tourism could still be people friendly