‘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
Polluting plastics die hard
By 2050, our oceans will be holding more litter than fish and an estimated 99 per cent of all seabirds will have ingested plastic. Are countries …
Is climate change taking a backseat in the agenda of global alliances?
It seems at the end alliances are made for trade and business expansion while climate change takes a backseat
Did you know trees can taste, touch, hear, smell, memorise and communicate, just like animals?
Electric shock to diesel
It is wiser to get off the diesel route quickly and adopt electric mobility. Is India listening?
In India, bicycles are acknowledged as a main tool for guranting enrolment in school in rural areas, especially for a girl child. It is a symbol …
BJP's curious China syndrome
BJP leaders' call to boycott Chinese goods is as phoney as it is to believe that Indian-made products can replace them
UNEP meeting tackles link between health and environment
The United Nations Environment Programme’s meeting was held to prepare for the second United Nations Environment Assembly
Money for nothing
A global tax regulatory body to finance the SDGs could have rescued the international conference in Addis Ababa. But the culture of privilege …
Germany shuts down oldest remaining nuclear reactor
It is the first reactor to close since Germany switched off the oldest eight of its 17 nuclear reactors in 2011
Every third person in world is obese, says study
Obesity is a risk factor for many health problems, including diabetes, heart diseases, stroke and some types
Hasan Abed wins World Food Prize for pulling 150 million people out of poverty
From development of scalable models to integration of scientific innovation and local participation, the pioneer has formulated many strategies
Ebola returns to Liberia
Liberia reported maximum deaths in the present outbreak of the disease