America’s first ‘climate refugees’ and a vanishing island
The island, which had over 22,000 acres of land in 1955, has lost about 98 per cent of it due to sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and subsidence
The maximum residue limits for the pesticide endosulfan in soilwater and vegetables from Padre have been breached several times over. But human …
A proposed bridge to link Vypeen island with the mainland spurs controversies
Dry study on an oceanic idyll
PEOPLES OF INDIA: ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS Edited by K S Singh Publisher: Oxford University Press/Anthropological Survey of India Price: Not …
क्या सेंटीनेलिस को ‘बचाने’ की जरूरत है?
अंडमान की सेंटीनेलिस और अन्य जनजातियों की आबादी सीमित है। क्या वे विलुप्त हो जाएंगी?
No one-size-fits-all way to combat urban heat island effect
Tropical and dry cities respond differently to heat mitigation strategies. This difference should be considered when trying to protect residents …
A village island in Kerala is about to vanish
10 of the 13 wards in the village are partly submerged and life gets difficult by the day
The Andamans up for grabs
Buffer for Jarawas
Private tourism to be banned
Devastated by disease in the past, Samoa is on high alert after recent coronavirus scares
Memories of the deadly 2019 measles outbreak were still fresh; add to that social media comparisons to the infamous 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
Patent over AIDS drug-yielding tree
Lakshwadeep islands to be connected by Ham radio
I learned the language without references
Pramod Kumar researches a language spoken by only 273 people in the Andaman islands. A PhD candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, he …
“शहर में बसा वह गर्म द्वीप”
आसमान छूती ये इमारतें ही अब हीट आईलैंड बन गई हैं। एक अध्ययन में इन स्थानों का तापमान सामान्य से 4 से 5 डिग्री ...
Areas selected for smart city development are heat islands: study
The study has found that agriculture and irrigation are two dominant drivers of urban heat islands in India
Timber-felling quota exceeded in Andamans
The environment ministry is in trouble in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where it has violated timber extraction limits.
Rapid urbanisation in Delhi-NCR creating heat stress, abetting climate change
Urbanisation has exacerbated air pollution levels, shrunk water bodies, increased temperature and heat emissions
Disappearing Majuli, India’s first river island district
Floods in the Brahmaputra threaten to submerge this river island in Assam which is home to rich biodiversity and culture
What ails the Jarawa people in the Andamans?
Contact with the outside world has exposed the Jarawas to various dangers. Is isolation the best way to conserve? A debate
Corals in shells of death
The shores of the Andaman and Nicobar islands are losing their magnificent coral reefs because of heavy siltation caused by …
Victims of modernisation
Tribal communities of Andaman and Nicobar Islands face extinction