The earthquake that shook Nepal and northern India underscores the urgency to understand the seismicity of the Himalayas and to improve the design of buildings in the region
On road to recovery
Long wait in the valley
6.6 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan
A year after the quake we look at the physical changes
While the earthquake pushed some of the country’s areas higher in elevation, Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the ...
Climate-smart agriculture: an answer to climate change
Sustainably increasing agricultural production, adapting to climate change and reducing emissions are the main points of climate-smart agriculture
Reality of floods
Rivers breached danger mark, lakhs of hectares of standing crops were destroyed and millions were displaced. It's time we ...
Deluge despite deficit
This year, floods have occurred even in areas that are arid or have received less than normal rainfall. As ...
2011-2015: mighty hot five-year period
A study by the World Meteorological Organization analyses this five-year period for a better understanding of multi-year warming trends ...
Twelve years later, impact of Tsunami still makes waves
Down To Earth revists the causes of the massive earthquake that triggered tsunami 12 years ago and the progress ...
Kosi, a wild prisoner
An engineering folly unfolds over a week-long journey along the Kosi river in Bihar
Why does Mumbai sink almost every monsoon?
Mumbai comes to a standstill every time it receives heavy rainfall for consecutive days. Why is the city not ...