In a world driven by climate change water, as a public resource, has become crucial. In this series, four experts look at different aspects of the correlation.
Antibiotic resistance: What do we do about the threat, especially in Africa
Glitter, not litter: These 10 cities show how to get rid of waste
Look back at the decade: 2010-2019
Climate Emergency CoP 25: What you need to remember about Madrid summit
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All that happened at UNCCD COP14
The 14th Conference of Parties in New Delhi saw delegates discuss desertification in detail. Here are the discussions they ...
18th Conference of parties of CITES: Global conservation's hits and misses
Some excellent decisions taken to protect the Earth's diminishing flora and fauna; in some other cases, better luck next time perhaps
In-Depth: 69th session of WHO Regional Committee for Africa
The sixty-ninth session of World Health Organisation's Regional Committee for Africa in Brazzaville (August 19-23 2019) helped turn a ...
What makes 2017 Atlantic hurricane season unprecedented?
Tropical cyclones like hurricanes and typhoons are changing character due to global warming. Not only are they becoming more ...
Dehydrated state of America
As California enters the fourth year of the worst drought it has seen in over 1,200 years, Venkat Srinivasan ...
On road to recovery
Nepal has banned new constructions till it formulates a fresh building code. Emerging threat of landslides compounds its troubles
Protecting the ozone
Countries are participating in the 36th Meeting of Open-Ended Working Group of Parties to Montreal Protocol in Paris this ...
The US is seeing a shale gas revolution. Domestic gas prices are historically low and the US is on ...
Emerging technologies inspired by nature are reducing consumption, enhancing speed, sequestering carbon and much more
Money for nothing
A global tax regulatory body to finance the SDGs could have rescued the international conference in Addis Ababa. But ...
Oxygen-deprived zones in oceans across the world have emerged as a huge threat to marine ecosystems
Sri Lanka becomes first country in South Asia to recycle compact fluorescent lamps
At a time when developing countries are struggling with safe disposal of compact fluorescent lamps, Sri Lanka is leading ...
Sustainable Development Goals: A paradigm shift in United Nations' fund flow
A report cites the changing funding patterns of the UN and its reliance on corporate partners
'Social protection: a safety net for agricultural households'
In the run up to World Food Day on October 16, a Food and Agriculture Organization report focuses on the ...
Sending out a strong message to the Zero Hunger Generation
The main challenge now is to engage young people to sustainably eradicate hunger and poverty globally by 2030
Does Volkswagen fraud signal death of diesel?
Making diesel vehicles clean, powerful and fuel-efficient is no easy task, and the Volkswagen cheating case has exposed this. ...
Plan of inaction
How the US president sold an unambitious plan to clean the power sector as historical
International Mountain Day: Highland people to face vagaries of weather, food insecurity
Released on the occasion of Mountain Day, two reports highlight climate threats to high altitude areas