These proxies work for everyone as people use them based on their age-group, understanding and even geographical location
Huanglongbing: Curse of the yellow dragon
Recycle waste 'In-my-Backyard'
Climate talks at Bonn miss the point, yet again
Climate talks need to re-focus on target-setting
Bonn offered a chance for countries to accept IPCC’s report on 1.5°C. Yet several negotiators, particularly Saudi Arabia & the US, continued in their adamancy & ignored it
Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak
The 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the massive West African outbreak in 2014 and 2015 share a devastating economic impact
How the West is withdrawing into a bunker of its own making
A chronic state of emergency now infects border politics in the West. But our view of how this has come to pass is too narrow
Big ideas for sustaining the Earth
Far-reaching change in the global economic system is called for if we are to save our planet
Spare the Mount from the crowd
The crowding on top of Mt Everest is a sign that the world is following Francis Bacon’s philosophy rather than Mahatma Gandhi’s
My plastic marine litter or yours?
The issue of marine plastic litter warrants bold new answers and strong action and urgent measures if we want to save our planet (and ourselves)
Rainwater harvesting: Way ahead to encash the alternative water resource
Depending on the agroclimatic region the strategy may be different but the idea is the same — catch water where it falls
Five actions Madagascar's president must take to save country's biodiversity
Andry Rajoelina’s term represents the last chance to save some of Madagascar’s incredible natural heritage
Can the world beat plastic?
Pollution caused by plastic is a major issue in today’s world. But solutions to tackle it and dispose plastic waste safely do exist
Tribal communities suffer when evicted in the name of conservation
The tribal communities are paying a brutal price for governments' agenda to boost safari, create protected areas and attract tourism
Space Race 2.0: Who does it belong to?
Governments have been exploring space for a while, but the influx of private players has altered the rules of the game. What are the laws governing space today?
Four years since killer quake, Nepal building homes and skills
A multi-pronged partnership is helping families recover in Gorkha district, central Nepal
Feminist solutions to man-made economic inequality
Our economies are built on millions of hours of unpaid labour carried out every day by women; freeing up women's time would go a long way towards tackling economic and gender inequality
World Earth Day: Nine ways to keep the planet safe
Green practices you can adopt to reduce waste, conserve resources, improve air and water quality and protect ecosystems
Why the International Solar Alliance is geopolitically significant
Trans-regional solar energy cooperation can pave the way for equability and a just energy order in the international arena
Apologies for yesterday’s crimes: Spain and its Conquistadors
Mexico recently asked Spain to apologise for Hernan Cortes’ Conquista. Are apologies to the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere overdue?
Sino-US trade war: Why China can’t win it
China has no future of becoming a game-changer and a lasting and trusted global leader
Singapore’s journey from a water scarce to a water secure nation
Singapore has tapped every opportunity to collect, treat, reuse and produce necessary water resources
On Greta Thunberg and the protesting students
Sunita Narain on the lessons from the ongoing #FridaysForFuture demonstrations
US sound and fury over drug prices
The US Senate is outraged by the rapacious pricing policy of drug firms but will it act to reform the system?
The wise debate
As the world debates the effectiveness of industrialised agriculture, the good-old small farmer emerges victorious