The Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides water to more than 1.3 billion people, almost a fifth of the world’s population, living in downstream river basins.
The plan, unlike many plans for drought, is proactive and focuses on prevention and mitigation instead of reacting to drought once it has occurred.
Green sea turtles’ sensitivity to incubation temperatures is such that even a few degrees can dramatically change the sex ratio of hatchlings.
Scientists have searched almost all the likely habitats of fan-throated lizards and concluded that there are at least 15 different species in India.
In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa’s Cape Town has less than 90 days’ worth of water left in its reservoirs.
Shedding new light on the ancient Maya civilisation, the cave was found after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.
When a new highway had to cut through mudflats where flamingos come in, the quid pro quo by the Maharashtra government was to notify a flamingo sanctuary.
Science – in settings familiar and otherwise – draws us closer to our fears and teaches us to be smart about them.
We cannot simply rely on the actions of concerned individuals. What’s needed goes beyond reusing plastic water bottles and taking reusable bags to the supermarket.
Argentina’s aspirations of becoming world leader in lithium production raises questions pertaining to whether the benefits will trickle down to the local communities.
Four Chinese environmentalists talk about joining an all-female expedition to the Antarctic.
Inadequate government response exacerbated Cyclone Ockhi’s impact in Tamil Nadu.
The administration of Michelle Bachelet leaves behind a legacy of quadrupled clean energy generation capacity, resulting in a 75% drop in electricity rates.
This region has always shared a complex relationship with water, and water has always had its way.
“The climate is changing. That’s not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?… I think the American people deserve an open honest transparent discussion about those things.”
An interview with water activist Ranjan Panda about the inter-state water dispute and how coal-fired power plants are the real trigger of the conflict.
High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s.
The assurance to release water a mere political stunt as long as Goa CM refuses to talk to Siddaramaiah.
Nearly 20 years since the problem of poisonous water first surfaced in the some villages of the province, they still do not have a functional water filtration plant.
In a rare conviction, Haryana Paneer Bhandar, a sweets manufacturer, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for discharging untreated effluents in the Yamuna.
The delay may have been caused by feedback received from the environment and panchayati raj ministries, which both red-flagged some concerns.
Three volcanologists were asked what to look out for in the year ahead.
In many small but significant ways, 2017 has shown that the idea of a river as a living thing is resilient and survives.
India has taken the lead at multilateral fora, asking for stronger commitments to mitigating climate change. At the same time, it has made things easier for King Coal to rule at home. It’s a hot mess.
Members of various gram sabhas recently came together to talk about the issues they continue to face, including police intimidation, despite legislations that allows them to manage forests.
The storm entered Vietnamese water but weakened to a tropical depression and did not cause any casualties.
In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, PM2.5 levels decreased by 27% between 2013 and 2016.
The prolonged discolouration of the river, coupled with numerous dead fish, have alarmed people living along the river.
The Dam Safety Bill was ready in June 2017, but it is yet to be sent to the cabinet for approval.
Despite agreeing to a two-year compliance period, thermal plants ignored a December 7, 2017, deadline and a 2015 law to clean up.
The announcement came just days after the release of Human Rights Watch’s report and video that focused on the health hazards from the burning of open dumpsites.
Waste-to-energy is an expensive solution to a waste problem, not to an energy problem.
The penalties are aimed at tightening oversight of land, water and air pollution, and holding companies accountable for the clean-up costs and restoring the ecological balance after major accidents.
The company said it remained committed to the project, which has been delayed for years due to numerous court challenges from green groups.
The centrality of nature in Rome’s fall gives us reason to reconsider the power of the physical and biological environment to tilt the fortunes of human societies.
Rights groups tell parliamentary panel that even though late environment minister Anil Dave had assured that concerns would be addressed, rules have still not been framed.
Gas shortages have sent prices soaring nationwide, undermining a sweeping campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in north China this winter.
Doctors and activists found a higher than normal incidence of tuberculosis, mental illnesses and arthritis-like joint pains, even among people below the age of 30.
With high turbidity and iron levels in the usually crystal-clear Siang, the people of Arunachal Pradesh are facing a crisis as fish die and the river seems too polluted to use.
New research shows the resilience and strength of tribal food systems.