Villagers are often the first line of defence against elephants wandering into farmland and settlements, so community-led efforts with traditional methods have come to the fore.
Dozens of houses were buried when a mountainside collapsed in the town of Regent on Monday – one of the deadliest recent natural disasters in Africa.
In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115, while floods in Bangladesh have killed at least 39 people. Fifty-six people have died in Bihar since Sunday.
Fifteen days on, the situation in the flooded villages of Banaskantha in north Gujarat is far from what can be called normal.
Will nature be crushed underfoot by the ease of doing business? Or will ecological wisdom thrive? It truly is time for India to decide.
Neonicotinoids, popularly called neonics, came on the scene when other pesticides no longer deterred pests but instead poisoned vertebrates.
This near miracle has been made possible because of an innovation called plinth raising, which entails constructing a high earthen platform to build a house.
The heavy rain, which mainly hit the country’s southern plains, led to the evacuation of 5,000 people, a home ministry official said.
An Assam State Disaster Management Authority report said 3.55 lakh people in 781 villages of 15 districts were hit by the deluge, caused by incessant rains.
The spill last week, after two vessels collided in the Pearl River estuary, left white globs of jelly-like palm oil in the water and strewn across beaches.
The Jammu & Kashmir state government has been working quietly on a huge project to save one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia.
In Madhya Pradesh, where the scale of displacement is highest, the government has gone back on its previous promises of adequate rehabilitation.
While multiple parallel plans are in place, there is no cohesion; not even the basic high tide mapping matches across the coast.
The science of consciousness has dethroned humanity from the simplistic pyramid we have thus far based our actions on, and opened a new way of viewing and engaging with life around us.
It is an important time to focus on the unintended and unexpected consequences in the natural-human interactions in the food-energy- water nexus
There are many policy uncertainties in this new draft, especially in the area of renewable energy, and a surprising faith in coal-based thermal power plants.
Activists and Delhi’s courts criticise the lack of replantation in the city’s Forest Department and allege that its implementing agencies are incentivised to fell trees because they profit from the auctioned sale of timber.
Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi being the head of the National Disaster Management Authority, not much has changed in terms of how prepared the country is for annual flooding.
The government’s planned moves to alter the compliance regime effectively reduces environment regulation to mere managerialism.
Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
On July 31, ministers, senior and local government officials, businesses and representatives from NGOs and development partners will attend the fourth consultation on valuing water to be held at the BRAC Center in Dhaka.
With the weather conditions improving slightly and the Damodar Valley Corporation releasing less water, the situation has improved slightly.
Instead of blaming Sri Lanka for arresting Tamil Nadu’s fishers or demanding the IMBL be redrawn, we need to ask what Tamil Nadu has done to manage its fisheries resources.
Without state support, they have said, retrofitting coal-fired plants to cut emissions will mean a steep increase in tariffs.
While reforms have been enacted, the regulations are unclear and full of loopholes that allows operators to lawfully engage in unsustainable, polluting mining.
Worldwide, hydropower projects are running into problems and being scaled back, but India is doing the opposite in what appears to be a determination to maximise the benefits of the Indus Waters Treaty.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
Soneswar Narah alleged that Numaligarh Refinery Limited manipulated the project’s environment impact assessment report, which failed to mention the presence of a proposed reserved forest in the vicinity.
Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia’s nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar, exacerbating its smog problem.
An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
The environment tribunal bench granted relief to the DDA after it was argued that if the stay order on construction was not lifted then it would cause great loss to the public exchequer.
Humans have created eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s. The discarded mass now floods landfills, pollutes oceans and threatens ecosystems, according to a new global analysis.
Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
DDA has been told to submit a report within a week, after consulting the expert panel’s assessment of damages.
Video clips have emerged on social media that show a BJP minister in Manipur and a Congress MLA in Assam helping villagers repair embankment breaches in flood-hit areas.
The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
The vulnerable Dongoria Kondh were marooned from the rest of the state as the only bridge connecting the Niyamgiri hills were washed away due to heavy flooding of river Kalyan.
What has escaped many researchers is that a species can be on the decline even when alive in the form of a few creatures, and this is almost always an indication that its extinction is impending.
“This is the third season in a row that families have had to endure failed rains – they are simply running out of ways to cope,” the FAO said.
The Lonar crater is the only known impact crater in the world to have formed on basalt rock.