Environment

Down To Earth relaunches its website on a contemporary and engaging platform

We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. This website is the exciting next step in our successful journey of 23 years

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Friday 10 July 2015

Dear Readers,

We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. This website is the exciting next step in our successful journey of 23 years.

Since we launched the print edition in 1992, we have become the Global South’s chronicler of environment and development news and views. Each of our stories ruthlessly dissects news and offers a balanced perspective.

Our voices were heard even more when we launched our website in 2000. As environment and development became the axis of global and local political discourse, DTE Web turned into a definitive platform for knowledge-based engagement and argument.

And you, the readers, have enabled us on this journey with your whole-hearted participation.

Today, we believe our readers need sharper and better ways of communication. The world is consuming digital content in a multitude of ways. People across continents have overcome geographical barriers and are engaging with another over common issues and challenges.

It is against this backdrop that after 15 years and many experiments with the latest trends, we are relaunching DTE Web.

The new website retains all the rigour of our reporting style, but presents news in a contemporary format for better reader experience. We recognise that readers are using different devices to access their favourite websites. The new DTE Web is responsive and transits effortlessly from the personal computer to a mobile phone and tablet.

DTE Web will feature news and development updates from across the world. While we retain our India-centric reportage, the new DTE Web will cover more stories and analyses from developing countries.

We have always believed that knowledge without imagination is ineffective. The new website packages content in text, picture, video and interactive formats. Reader-friendly infographics will simplify numbers while our brand new DTE TV will stream live discussions with experts in addition to videos on trending topics.

To encourage argument and debate, DTE Web will see a host of experts and writers blogging on a range of topics from environment to climate change to sustainable development. It will be our focus to make the new DTE Web a dynamic platform for multiple voices.

There will now be sections to help you navigate effectively on the new website. We have included several areas of interest: India, World, Africa, Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, Water, Air, Ubanisation, Governance, Forests, Wildlife, Natural Disasters, Waste, Energy, Economy, Health, Science & Technology, Food and Lifestyle. They reflect our new scope of reporting and will be displayed in a collapsible menu at the top.

To sum up, sharing knowledge has never been more exciting and we are raring to go. Please visit us at www.downtoearth.org.in on July 10 and enjoy reading your favourite news website in its contemporary avatar.

To send us feedback, please write to us at editor@downtoearth.org.in.

Sincerely,

DTE Team

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