Chennai’s Ennore Creek is still revivable and T.M. Krishna’s appeal through the ‘Poromboke’ song is doing its bit to create awareness.
The group of volunteers, who first came together during the 2015 Chennai floods, are committed to keeping the environment clean.
Instead of defying the Supreme Court, jallikattu supporters should turn their energies and passion to finding ways to bring bulls back into agriculture and educate our polity and society about the virtues of native genes in agriculture and animal husbandry.
World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal.
Data compiled by the mines ministry notes several thousand hectares of mineable area has potentially been prevented from being auctioned, saving the companies that own them money and costing the exchequer in terms of revenue foregone.
Besides restrictions on vehicular traffic, the plan envisages many other emergency measures like the closure of schools and power plants, as well as advisories being issued asking people to avoid polluted areas and restrict outdoor movement.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
The massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.
Fourteen members of a poaching gang, consisting of wealthy coffee estate owners, software engineers and environmental consultants, were arrested in Karnataka for shooting two Sambar deer around a tiger reserve.
Activists had thought they had won when the BJP campaigned on an anti-big dam manifesto, but the new government continues supporting big dams on the Brahmaputra.
For women in the rural areas of the Sundarbans, collecting tiger prawn seedlings is unrewarding and unsavoury work, though the delicacy fetches high prices for others further along the supply chain.
Poachers killed 18 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park in 2016 – most recently on December 22 – but experts still see many reasons for hope.
One of several species facing sharp declines, the bumble bee known as Bombus affinis has plunged nearly 90% in abundance since the late 1990s.
Rapid deforestation and soil erosion in Attapadi Forest Reserve has led to a crippling water shortage in Kerala’s Kulappadi village and the Irula forest tribe has suffered the most.
The páramos or high plains grasslands of Ecuador, the most extensive in South America, are disappearing.
Global surface temperatures in 2016 averaged 14.8 °C, or 1.3 °C higher than estimated before the Industrial Revolution ushered in wide use of fossil fuels, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
India needs to combine vast improvements in local-level energy initiatives with the effective implementation of clean coal to power the major cities.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
The Kerala government has decided to scale up the well-recharging programme called Mazhapolima (Rain Bounty) from Thrissur district to all parts of the state.
A systemic approach that focuses on enabling the environment for more renewable energy will help India to meet its target of generating 175 gigawatts of energy by 2021.
In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
The fishermen fear that the project will affect the coastal area near Mumbai, threaten the natural aquatic ecosystem and consequently affect their livelihood.
Given that cities may be home to 80% of humanity by the end of the century, they can only be sustainable if eco-friendliness is one of their core features.
Will the evidence finally convince polluted cities to clean up their act?
According to the WHO’s list of 20 worst polluted cities, ten are in India. Of these, six are in North India and four in UP: Allahabad, Kanpur, Firozabad and Lucknow.
It’s easy for developers, corporations, governments to press economic development projects that advantage them at the expense of Native American nations.
Experts say it would be wrong for climate change deniers to interpret the expected 2017 dip as a sign of an end to the long-term trend of global warming.
An excerpt from the environmentalist’s Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan.
The Greater Mekong is a global hub for illegal wildlife trade. Rare or endangered animal parts, including tiger bones and rhino horns, are seen as collector’s items by some and are often used in traditional medicine.
The carcasses have been taken to the Deer Park in Pushkar for postmortem to know the exact cause of death.
The government has decided to protect vast new expanses of land and sea. But bad planning and lax regulations are likely to limit, or even undermine, this conservation effort.
A fraternity of birders gathered at the Chambal Safari Lodge to discuss the challenges in conserving bird populations today.
The end of fossil fuels is approaching fast. But the question remains of what to do with those that remain, waiting to be sold.
A recently launched report shows the city’s air quality is worsening due to thermal power plant emissions and the absence of environmental policies.
Dominic Huimi Kashung talks about how dams are restricting the rivers in Manipur, threatening its fragile ecology, the local economy and the livelihoods of the people and about the challenges of being an activist in the region.
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
At an event organised by an environmental NGO, representatives from various parties pledged to include environmental goals in their assembly election manifestos.
Public transport came to a standstill in Chennai with buses and suburban trains suspended and the airport shut.
The lake in the Everest region was in danger of flooding villages, bridges and trekking trails downstream.