Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
What holds the egg together and gives it shape? One might think it’s the shell, but even after removing it, the egg continues to maintain its shape.
While 3,000 rescue workers are on-site, geological experts state that the chances of survival for those still missing were slim to none.
The water level in many states has reached waist level while power cuts and lack of water supply has further affected daily lives.
All commercial buildings with waste discharge of over 5 kilo litres a day were asked to set up sewage treatment plants by NGT-headed circuit bench.
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam, but this proved to be a much bigger challenge than was expected.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
Tobacco cultivation and the curing process contributes towards deforestation, soil depletion, loss of soil nutrients and pollution due to the heavy use of agrochemicals.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Scientists recently discovered an ‘underwater rainforest’ off the coast of Brazil, near where the Amazon enters the Atlantic, and its existence has already started facing threats.
While suicides and shock deaths have seen a sudden spike in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta region, the government does not believe the drought is the cause and is continuing to direct water away from rural areas.
Even though unrealistic targets and poor ground-level implementation have hobbled the multi-national initiative, it should be fixed rather than abandoned.
Through a complicated experiment, researchers unraveled how flycatcher chicks could identify the calls of others of their species even if they hadn’t heard them before.
Two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands and nearly 75% of agricultural land is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.
After Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement, powerful US cities are asserting themselves like nation-states to maintain the pact made with the world to help save the planet.
Hit by weak monsoons, inadequate infrastructure and catastrophically poor water conservation efforts, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
With the villagers in the Deogarh district losing autonomy and forest department regaining control, community initiatives have broken down and a grassroots movement is being converted into another sarkari programme.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
The challenge is for science and conservation to flourish while making sure poachers do not – and for the government to permit scientific studies while also maintaining security protocols.
While over 80 families have been evacuated from Mizoram’s Lunglei district, relief camps have been set up in Guwahati following massive water logging and floods.
International and local demand have brought Madagascar’s palm species to the brink of extinction.
“The evolutionary significance of androgenesis is not clear and it is a puzzle that scientists do not have yet an answer for.”
As FARC abandons its jungle strongholds, farmers push deeper into forests, cutting down trees to make way for grazing land for cattle and agriculture.
Over 1,300 drought-prone villages of the state, as part of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017, are creating rainwater-harvesting structures to end their water woes.
Four cheetahs were flown from South Africa and released into Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi, where these animals have been extinct for several years.
The use of this alternate energy has made it possible for a larger, healthier variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown, and has proven to be an opportunity to empower women.
Despite having the best water infrastructure in the country, Sindh has high poverty and malnutrition levels due to the manipulation of water outlets for the benefit of the rich and powerful.
In Peru, coffee production has declined to less than 10% of what it was once and coca plantations, which are destructive to the forest, have become a popular alternative.
The Central Electricity Authority has given the plants two- to five-year reprieve from adhering to the strict air pollution standards that come into force this year.
The construction of bridges and roads is supposed to help connect the northeast, but it may leave local communities doubly marginalised.
The shallow waters off Svalbard are warming and releasing a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere – but the net effect has been one of cooling thanks to a strange phenomenon.
On the Tibetan plateau, the village of Yunta shows that animals and humans can live peacefully and care for each other.
After performing the first-ever range-wide genetic survey of snow leopards, researchers determined that there are three primary subspecies of the big cat.
An excerpt from Jairam Ramesh’s Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature, which explores Indira Gandhi’s deep love for nature and her commitment to environmental causes.
As Tamil Nadu faces one of its worst ever droughts, farmers and experts in the state share some organic, low-cost hacks.
Unexpected diversity of a family of lizards in India implies that tropical grasslands are not human-made ecosystems as often argued.
Residents and activists took to the streets to protest against the destruction of their land caused by “illegal” developmental work.
A move to electric vehicles in India will be far from “green”, and ignores existing technologies which could be less disruptive and more useful.
The plant, Arisaema translucens, had not been recorded since it was first collected from southern India in 1932.
The long-term environmental damage that highly-destructive weapons cause persists for years and impacts different life forms.