Trump advisors have taken different sides on whether to stay or exit the pact, but major US companies are petitioning to remain to protect competitiveness.
Scientists investigating an underwater mountain have found lots of tellurium, a mineral used in some solar panels.
Searching for animals thought to be extinct or fictional is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
A slew of initiatives announced recently aim to revitalise the river as a trade and travel network, but there is a long way to go.
Prafulla Samantara is a key leader in the long struggle against bauxite mining in a forest safeguarded by indigenous Dongria Kondh people for centuries.
Disappointed conservationists say the prosecutor should have demanded harsher punishment for the traffickers who were caught carrying a number of animal parts, including a Sumatran tiger skin.
Environmentalists and fishers fear plans to expand the coastline and build artificial islands off Penang will irrevocably change the local ecology.
Techniques such as the Fischer Tropsch Synthesis can be used to turn garbage into biogas and other fuels which also reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
Global warming, left unchecked, could cause rising sea levels and displace almost 200 million people. If we act now the worst can be prevented.
The lack of any law to protect groundwater levels is actively hampering any efforts to enable and encourage the natural replenishment of the NCT’s water table.
The Art of Living founder has said the government and NGT should be held responsible if any environmental damage had been caused.
India’s energy sector seems to have veered decisively towards solar and wind power as tariffs tumble and investment pour in, but experts fear that overly optimistic developers could be punching above their weight.
White House advisors are considering remaining in the pact in order to shape climate policy and to facilitate the needs of US global energy companies.
In one example, for livestock farmers, dung beetles increase foraging palatability, check the breeding of pests and help recycle nitrogen through the soil.
Crucial events over the last month, which will decide the fate of the beleaguered $16-billion mining project, have sparked a surprising amount of pro-Adani tweets.
With climate change leading to increasing disasters, effectively using social media data and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
The 45-day fishing ban provides a false impression of conservation: the benefits are short-lived and the fishing can happen unhindered for the remaining 320 days of the year.
Despite the POSCO Pratirodha Sangram Samiti’s successful agitation, the Odisha government has fenced off the land, with many villagers still displaced.
The committee observed that the entire floodplain area used for the main event has been completely destroyed, not simply damaged.
The court’s interim order raises crucial questions on why the Centre has failed to monitor and curb the illegal mining of atomic minerals from Tamil Nadu’s shores.
Steve Winter is a conservation photographer noted for his work with National Geographic and the use of camera traps to snap pictures in the wild.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Prakash Kashwan’s Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico shows, choosing between land rights of the peasants and forest dwellers and environmental sustainability is a false choice.
From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.
Trump’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will.
Everything you need to know about the ‘Indian Ocean Dipole’ climate phenomenon.
Massive new coal plants planned for Pakistan will further harm the environment in a country already suffering the effects of climate change. Solar energy is a clear alternative.
Despite all the talk around river pollution, very little is being done to tackle or even monitor the poor quality of water in our rivers and the effluents flowing into them.
The study focuses on rural Bhaluka in Bangladesh, where the government is looking to pilot an innovative local service for sludge management.
A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months.
There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history.
Nocturnal insects have eyes that act like cameras to enhance their light-gathering abilities.
The vegetation of the Sahara was highly diverse and included species commonly found on the margins of today’s rainforests along with desert-adapted plants.
The power yield from the planned ten-fold increase in solar energy on an average will be as little as 20% of the total capacity, making little difference to India’s emissions.
Various water conservation schemes have been initiated to meet the rising power demand, Piyush Goyal said.
The CAG recently pulled up Union environment ministry for allowing ‘procedural deficiencies’ in granting clearances.
Desalination is considered a solution to increasing water shortage in the world. A few functional desalination plants in Tamil Nadu, however, show a different picture.