Green may be the colour of the winning agenda this Lok Sabha polls
Whosoever wins General Elections 2019 must make environment as the top governance priority
'Natural disasters are shaped by social and economic inequality'
Down To Earth speaks to historian Ben Kingsbury, who, in his book An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876, says natural disasters are …
विकल्पहीनता का जवाब है नोटा?
उपरोक्त में से कोई नहीं प्रावधान ने चुनावों के खिलाफ होने वाले प्रदर्शनों का विकेंद्रीयकरण कर दिया है
Development news, polarisation and social media in times of Lok Sabha polls
Polarisation of development news in social media makes its impact partisan and non-effective
Is NOTA the answer to TINA?
The ‘None of the Above’ provision on electoral voting machines is turning out to be a decentralised protest
General Elections 2019: Science in polls, from feel 'good' to feel 'strong'
With the Balakot episode and later the ASAT declaration, the ruling party has brought ‘muscular science’ into the spotlight alongside …
Many more may fall into poverty trap and several may not escape it
Here’s how poverty, political myopia and ecological degradation are inter-related
India heads to an unprecedented rural economic crisis
Fifth consecutive drought for 1/3 districts, dipping rural wages, El Nino threatening monsoon have squeezed livelihood options for over 500 …
आम चुनाव 2019 : किसानों की आमदनी दोगुना होने में लग जाएंगे 25 साल
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सोमवार को भाजपा का घोषणा पत्र जारी किया, 2022 तक किसानों की आमदनी दोगुना कर दी जाएगी, लेकिन क्या यह ...
A Down To Earth annual- The State of India’s environment 2014
It’s not the first or last word on the year gone by, but it certainly is the only one of its kind. The State of India’s environment …
दुनिया से असमानता खत्म हो सकती है लेकिन सरकारें ऐसा नहीं चाहतीं
आर्थिक संकट के दौर में भी अमीर अधिक अमीर हो रहे हैं जबकि गरीब गरीबी के दलदल में धंसते जा रहे हैं
Democracy is good for heart, increases life expectancy
A study of 170 countries between 1980 and 2016 brings out for the first time the impact of democratic systems on population health
How much politics is too much politics for civil society
Should non-profits contest elections? Should they be identified with parties?
Election Commission, NGT, environment ministry say no to plastics in 2019 poll campaigning
Efforts are on for the first time to reduce the use of non-degradable materials during the upcoming general elections
Why is Earth’s driest place flooding and snowing?
The Atacama Desert in Chile is witnessing rains like never before, including regions that never recorded rains in history
'Sir… if we define forests, it could create many loopholes'
Union forest ministry’s reply to parliamentary committee’s query on absence of a clear definition of forests
India’s food self-sufficiency is conditional to drought-hit districts
For over 40 years India’s net sown areas remain the same; drought-hit areas have to increase production to match food demand
Drought, but why: Normal monsoon doesn’t mean no drought
One-third of India’s districts are chronically drought-hit despite receiving above normal rainfall
Global share of women in labour force stagnating for over 15 years
Women’s participation in the labour force globally was only 48 per cent in 2018. For men, this was 75 per cent.
Full coverage: Impacts of climate change on Hindu Kush Himalayan region
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development assessed the ecologically important but fragile region for the very first time. Here'…
Himalayan meltdown: Number of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalayan region is rising
Rapid warming of the region leads to not only melting of glaciers but also fragmentation, says the area’s first-ever assessment
Himalayan meltdown: ‘Besides global warming, pollution also impacts glaciers’
ICIMOD director general talks to Down To Earth about the first-ever assessment of climate change impacts on Hindu Kush Himalayan region and how …
Himalayan meltdown: Hindu Kush Himalayan region warming faster than global average
Capping global warming at 1.5°C will still mean a higher rate for the region through this century
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10 million jobs: Vajpayee floated, Manmohan adopted, and Modi faltered
How the promise gave birth to India Shining campaign and ultimately led to defeat of NDA-I