Pentavalent vaccine approved in five more states. Health ministry brushes aside safety concerns
Four children in Kerala reportedly died immediately after the vaccine was administered
Beware, dangerous pollutants are spooking your air
Pollution levels in major north Indian cities are either 'very poor' or 'severe'
Khap panchayat bans paddy
Rice cultivation has led to waterlogging and soil salinity in Haryana’s Jhajjar district
Why authorize it?
How did it go wrong?
The corrupt and inefficient among pollution control authorities have surrendered India's groundwater to unscrupulous industrial units
Disasters in the making?
Groundwater contamination in India is verging on disastrous proportions, especially with regard to mercury
India’s health expenditure down to 3.2% of GDP in 2018-19
National Health Accounts report shows out-of-pocket expenses down, but still significantly higher than global average
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 14, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
The right blend
Ethanol, a safer alternative to MTBE, will now be mixed with petrol to curb emissions. Lopamudra Banerjee analyses the impact of this environment-…
Back to basics: COVID-19 labour crunch brings direct seeding of paddy in focus
States have been trying to promote DSR for some time; it is gaining traction now — Since June, when kharif sowing started, 0.7 million ha …
States take the fizz out of cola
What goes down must come up
It is a crime. Numerous factories deliberately inject untreated effluents directly into the ground, contaminating underground aquifers. Down To …
If no action is taken soon, a major ecological disaster is waiting to strike Panipat
Enough is enough
For over a week after Diwali, Delhi breathed poison. Air pollution peaked to unprecedented levels. Public anger forced emergency measures. But …
Khadi Industries gets flak for wanting to promote ivory production
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau says proposal to include ivory production and trade under prime minister's employment scheme violates wildlife law
Science and Technology - Briefs
New EIA process stumbles at start
Indigenous civil engineers
Traditional earth diggers and masons, who mined the Bhatti area of the Aravallis for decades, dig in their heels as the Delhi administration …