Is the Opportunity lost forever?
Over a decade after NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars, it is feared ‘dead’…
Death by a thousand cuts
Kites may add colour to the sky but at the same time, they are fatal for birds that get caught in the strings and suffer severe injuries. As Gujarat celebrates Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti by flying kites, here's a reminder on the harm caused by the deadly Chinese glass-coated manjha
In photos, the cost of a natural disaster
A new report by reinsurance giant Munich Re reveals that natural disasters caused global economic damage upto $160 billion in 2018. As per the report, around 10,400 people lost their lives in 2018 due to natural disasters. It says that 29 natural disasters in 2018 caused more than $1 billion in damage each.
Fault lines in expressway
To assess the extent of the ecological damage that construction activity is causing, Down To Earth travelled 250 km on the Char Dham Mahamarg from Rishikesh to Gangotri. The evidence is apparent from Muni Ki Reti itself, the traditional gateway to the Char Dham pilgrimage. Photographs by Vikas Choudhary
Surviving deadly storms that wreaked havoc in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Between May 2 and May 3, intense dust storm and thunderstorm killed at least 124 people in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and injured more than 300. Locals do not remember when was the last time they had seen such deadly storms.
Loo blues: Count defunct toilets before building more