Most cities do have manual monitoring systems of air quality but related data becomes available only a year later
Similipal forest fire: It is time to act
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Risky slope: What makes Dharamshala vulnerable to landslides
Strength from perpetual grief: How Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Any bushfire recovery policy must be culturally sensitive to the aboriginal people
Urban flooding: The case of drowning cities and rising vulnerability
Overburdened drainage, frenzied and unregulated construction, no regard to the natural topography and hydro-geomorphology all make urban floods a ...
A wildfire recovery guide for California
Many good-intentioned people take wrong steps after a fire because of ignorance. The California Native Plant Society has released ...
Government’s flip-flops on heatwaves
While the Central government has been keeping a tab on heatwaves since 2014, officially, it has refused to declare ...
Heatwave: Passing phase or a natural calamity?
It is time heatwaves are treated as a natural calamity and some form of compensation system is devised while ...
Cyclone Fani: IMD and Odisha govt did a good job, but could have done better
The weather agency and the state must look out for new ideas, focus on immediate response and long-term recovery ...
Rebuild to tame cyclones
Commendable emergency response to cyclone Fani saved lives in Odisha, but now the state must build climate-resilient structures to ...
Four years since killer quake, Nepal building homes and skills
A multi-pronged partnership is helping families recover in Gorkha district, central Nepal
Lessons from Cylone Gaja to Tamil Nadu
While the state government’s precautionary measures have helped save many lives, the cyclone offers some very important lessons for ...
Ecological drought: where not just humanity but ecosystems suffer
US scientists have defined a new type of drought brought about by climate change, one which increases the vulnerability ...
The Kerala deluge: Global warming’s latest act
The global community has a responsibility not to let Kerala sink as it is reeling under the onslaught of ...
Kodagu landslides not a natural disaster
Here’s an account of the situation in disaster-hit Kodagu in Karnataka by a geologist who volunteered for the relief ...
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Dodgy arithmetic over Narmada waters
Floods blacked out but real
Science after the tsunami
The public domain has no idea why a controversial project got the go-ahead