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.
The study indicates that an ice-free Arctic Ocean, often feared to be just years away, could be delayed if nature swings back to a cooler mode.
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
By putting the NGT in charge of monitoring the Ganga, the Supreme Court has highlighted the ineptitude of the central government, which has failed to take major action for more than 30 years, despite the constant reproach of the judiciary.
Residents of Hesatu village have raised a thriving forest over 365 acres of wasteland without intervention from the state or civil society organisations.
Sustainable buildings don’t just make environmental sense. There are potentially large economic gains to be had from more efficient use of resources. This includes increased employment, increased productivity and less need for government subsidies.
The deaths of tigers and other wildlife have brought to the forefront a situation where the ‘management’ of one animal leads to the accidental deaths of another.
The visit of the prime minister will send a wrong signal and award legitimacy to buildings that the Isha Foundation “constructed illegally”, critics say.
Despite political turmoil, Tamil Nadu is cracking down hard on beach sand mining baron S. Vaikundarajan and others as a crucial hearing in the Madras high court nears.
While China is in the third year of a war on pollution aimed at reversing the damage done to its skies, soil and water after decades of untrammelled economic growth, measures taken so far have had little or no effect.
The migratory birds that each year flock to the Uchhali, Khabikki and Jahlar lakes in Pakistan for their winter sojourn are facing several anthropogenic challenges.
After sundown the team observed red lava fountains spewing from the crater into the atmosphere and hot lava flows streaming down the slopes of the volcano.
While international commitments to clean energy have been made, in the absence of a clear energy policy, estimates for increasing power capacity from coal continues to grow.
Winston Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
The BJP and its supporters, who sparked and sustained the pro-Jallikattu protests, do not seem to take the very real dangers associated with the sport seriously.
The surprising fossil discovery showed creatures flourishing in the aftermath of a mass extinction that erased 90% of species.
The documentary, Killing for Conservation, shows the consequences of Kaziranga’s conservation success and the impunity enjoyed by the forest guards.
Tamil Nadu continues to witness cycles of flood and drought annually. Mismanagement of traditional water management systems is one of the main reasons.
The newly discovered Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur is tiny and weighs just over 100 grams.
A DNA profiling tool developed in South Africa could help catch rhino poachers in India.
Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese said coal is still needed but can only be phased out when carbon capture technology is developed further.
How to measure the real impact of green bonds? As France is issuing its first green bonds, the market in the global south could expand fast this year
The interests of commercial tourist enterprises have overridden ecological concerns and the understanding of ecotourism is blatantly unsatisfactory.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
Wetlands management is vital but sweeping statements about their universal value may do more harm than good.
A look at Kolkata’s wetlands, a unique ecosystem that serves as the mega city’s waste disposal network.
A programme to ‘recharge’ springs has ensured that parts of the state now get water all year round.
The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn’t wait for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation. Today, the village is one of the cleanest in the country.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
S. Vaikundarajan has been accused of large-scale illegal mining, a charge he denies, though he admits to using all sorts of methods to tackle those who stand in his way.