‘Christian left’ is reviving in America, appalled by treatment of migrants
American Christianity is more often associated with right-wing politics. But there’s always been progressive Christian activism in the …
More than half of forest wildlife declined since 1970: WWF
Loss of habitat, overexploitation and climate change were identified as major factors that threatened the survival of forest animals
Between January and June 2019 extreme weather events across the world broke the century-mark
CRISPR: A cutting-edge battle
The US has reopened the battle over CRISPR that has already seen several twists and turns in the past seven years
The circular economy: Africa’s historic pivot
African governments have increasingly been taking a stand on potentially controversial issues, including trade policy, land redistribution and …
The cloth cycle
The cotton produced in East Africa is woven into apparel in Asia and then shipped to the US & EU markets. But, it returns to Africa as used …
UN-Habitat Assembly: 38 countries pledge over $152 mn for sustainable cities
The five-day assembly, with the theme ‘innovation for better quality of life in cities and communities’, began from May 27, 2019 in …
Simply put: Malaysia to send back waste to US, UK Canada etc
Simply put: More plastic waste is now making its way to Southeast Asia
Affordable medicine for tuberculosis to get a push at UN General Assembly
In a rare win, developing countries managed to thwart USA's plan to derail a tuberculosis declaration that will be signed at the UN General …
Did WTO MC 11 achieve anything?
Members failed to remove WTO constraints on countries’ ability to feed their hungry population and improve farmers’ livelihoods
The young, old and an unequal world
Younger, meaner, more self-indulgent, angry and insecure in a climate risked world. We don’t deserve this
Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment
The book that sparked the modern environmental movement, with an unprecedented collection of letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal …
‘World’s first e-waste microfactory will create a ripple effect on jobs, especially for local communities’
Prof Veena Sahajwalla, the Indian-origin scientist who launched the world’s first microfactory for e-waste, talks to Down To Earth about …
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Groundbreaking Scientists and Their Conflicting Visions of the Future of Our Planet
In forty years, the population of the Earth will reach ten billion. Can our world support so many people? What kind of world will it be?
Reading for Wonder: Ecology, Ethics, Enchantment
In a world awash in awesome, sensual technological experiences, wonder has diverse powers, including awakening us to unexpected ecological …
Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet
Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more …
The Sustainable City
Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine.
The Rights Of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World
An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever.
How hard is it to imagine a world free of nuclear weapons?
The idea of global disarmament looks like a far cry with countries continuing to equip their arsenal with nuclear warheads
Can permaculture reverse climate change?
We can begin to reverse climate change by reducing CO2 emissions in our children’s lifetime
Inheritors of the Earth
It is accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world.
Regulating the Polluters: Markets and Strategies for Protecting the Global Environment
National governments and private stakeholders have long recognized that protecting the global environment requires international cooperation.
Big energy companies enter electric vehicle sector
Big energy companies like NTPC, Indian Oil and others have the financial bandwidth to build the EV infrastructure and take electric mobility forward