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.
While two persons had perished in floods in Kalahandi district earlier, two more deaths were reported in Malkangiri district yesterday.
India’s stress on protecting the high-seas freedoms in conservation dialogues seems to stem from our ambition of being a major player in deep-seabed mining.
The Whittier Fire, which broke out July 8 and has already destroyed eight homes, had been more than 50% contained on Friday.
Hundreds of people in Morbi, Surendranagar and Rajkot districts were shifted to safer places from low-lying areas near rivers and dams.
“My support system now is almost entirely comprised of Noah. But as the argument goes, Noah is a dog, and Noah is not welcome in most places I would love to work in.”
The Republic of Kiribati is experiencing baki-aba, or ‘land hunger’, as its population grows and atolls shrink.
The DNA bank at the Centre for Wildlife, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, will use genetic technologies to supplement ongoing efforts in wildlife conservation.
Violence against those struggling to protect the environment has increased globally, with at least 200 people murdered in 2016 alone.
Those fighting the slaughter say that apart from saving wildlife in South Africa, education will help stem poverty and perhaps even overpopulation.
Foreign forces and private contractors are training and aiding “conservation armies” to protect endangered species and fight terrorism, but there isn’t much evidence of any link between the two.
The plea claimed that directions were issued under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 by the CPCB chairman on July 21, 2015 to 318 thermal power plants.
The Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have also submerged 2,500 villages, destroyed 1.06 lakh hectares of crop-land and damaged infrastructure.
The Maharashtra government’s Rs 34,000-crore farm loan waiver may not provide much relief to small and marginal farmers in Marathwada, who are caught in the debt trap of private moneylenders.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
In Climate Terror: A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change, Sanjay Chaturvedi and Timothy Doyle caution us about the risks of fear-inducing climate change discourses.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh.
More than three lakh people have been affected in the latest wave of floods, around 1,096 villages are under water and nearly 41,200 hectares of crop area have been damaged.
The wildfires began on Friday, when 138 new fires were reported, most of them sparked by lightning in dry electrical storms.
Occasionally, the parrots mix their soprano vocals with their drumming. Throughout this performance, their naked cheeks blush a deep red.
The state government has opened 128 relief camps, while MPs and MLAs have been asked to remain in their constituencies to supervise relief operations.
The government had planned to chop trees to widen roads and ease traffic congestion, but protesters blamed illegal driving and sidewalk encroachments for the problem.