Is TISA undermining the Paris climate deal?
A global trade deal could threaten the goal of reducing CO2 levels, leaked documents show
In strange waters
Kenyan authorities are caught between reviving a dying lake and ensuring livelihood to farmers living in its catchment
Demonetisation: public health system ill-equipped and unreliable
The government’s assurance of treatment in government hospitals is hollow as the system is inadequate
New forest policy for mining in limbo as Centre yet to act on important recommendations
Two institutions prepared the road map for the future of mining in forest areas, but the Ministry remains undecided
Experts advise community-led forest conservation in Himalayas
Being major biodiversity hotspots, forests provide critical goods and services like timber and firewood
Quantifying ecosystem value crucial for conservation, say experts
Experts gathered at the second international dialogue on Himalayan ecology spoke of valuing mountain ecosystems for their services
Pay farmers for providing ecosystem services; make agriculture attractive: experts
A steady income for farmers will stem migration and reduce pressure on urban areas as rural people will stay back in villages
Child malnutrition on rise but funding falters
Almost 40 per cent of India's population is minor but the budget allocated to them is a meagre four per cent of the Union budget
More allocation for women, children not enough
Although anganwadi centres have been expanded to empower women, the budget does not meet anganwadi workers’ demands
Earthworms are more important than pandas (if you want to save the planet)
We focus on large, charismatic animals at the expense of these crucial "lowly creatures"
Should farmers get steady income?
Farmers have rarely been considered eligible for payment for various ecological services. The old concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services can …
As wetlands in Kenya dry up, locals opt for alternative livelihood options
Under Ramsar Convention, Kenya is obligated to ensure wise use of wetlands by including wetland conservation considerations in national …
Who has rights over a citizen’s body? New twist in Aadhaar controversy
Centre says citizens don’t have absolute rights over their body, but critics point to right to liberty and dignity
Found: 'lost' forests covering an area two-thirds the size of Australia
The discovery boosts the total global forest cover by nine per cent and has significant consequences for carbon budgets
Banking Ordinance a bold step but silent on considering environmental and social risk management to reduce NPA: CSE
The CSE calls for mandating environmental and social risk management for internal credit risk appraisal process
New tax regime under GST discourages aerated beverage consumption
Under GST regime, aerated beverages will attract a total tax of 40 per cent, which is likely to increase prices
Forests are critical resources in halting poverty
Forests play a vital role in securing rural livelihoods through generating income in the form of goods and environmental services
Climate change could deal a blow to carbon storage capacity of forests: study
While temperature rise will affect growth of some tree species, large-scale wildfires due to drier conditions will lead to release of larger …
National Security Act targets Narmada Bachao movement: Medha Patkar
The Madhya Pradesh government has invoked the National Security Act from July 1, at the same time when the Goods and Services Tax is all set to …
Kenya’s Tana River Delta under threat from development projects
Proposed development projects will have a devastating impact on delta's ecology, biodiversity and livelihood of local people
GST of 18% on tendu leaves: how it will impact tribals
Many tribals in central India depend of tendu leaf collection for subsistence
Will India’s recycling sector collapse under the new GST regime?
Under the new GST regime, all categories of scrap now have a high tax rate of mostly 18 per cent
Government's plan to fortify food cannot be a holistic solution to malnutrition
Who will protect wildlife from the conservationists?
The environment ministry’s decisions on wildlife protection contradict the pledge for conservation
Will India lose one of its last patches of Jurassic forest?
Kathalekan, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, is a relic forest with Myristica swamp ecosystem. It has remained unchanged for over 100 …