The most striking aspect of Wilderness Tales from Similipal is a vivid picture of the forests that Satyesh Naik weaves through his words, so charming that you’re left wanting to visit a forest right away.
Government aid for flood reconstruction is going to landowners rather than tenant farmers, who often enter verbal contracts and cannot prove their status.
A new study has found that India’s tigers aren’t all the same. Instead, their genes suggest they form three distinct clusters.
The ministry of external affairs confirmed the government has evacuated over a 100 Indians from Irma-hit Sint Marteen to Curacao Island.
With the water bodies shrinking in size due to encroachment and in depth due to siltation, Kashmiri livelihoods are at stake.
Comments critical of “dangerous” project are not shown amidst ambiguity over Jaggi Vasudev’s stand, and real reason for rivers rally.
An INTACH project at the Assi river in Varanasi, using bioremediation to remove pollutants from the water, has yielded considerable results in a short period of time.
President Enrique Pena Nieto declared three days of national mourning and pledged to rebuild shattered towns and villages.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across Cuba, destroying private properties and tourism resorts in its wake.
Hurricane Irma draws our attention yet again to something that bears repetition: that those most affected by global warming’s impacts are the people least responsible for them.
While both Jindal and Coal India abdicated responsibility around the Gare Pelma coal mines, local Adivasis have tried their hardest to make sure they don’t get away with it.
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to get serious about keeping the ambition high on climate action.
The campaign ignores the real threats – back to back dams, sand mining, pollution, deforestation and river interlinking – and offers tree plantation as the panacea to all ills.
Hurricane Irma is set to hit Southern Florida after causing wide spread devastation in the Caribbean.
High social costs are associated with renewables as per the latest economic survey but the discrepancies in arriving at them raise questions of data credibility and intent.
At least 15 greater one-horned rhinoceroses have been swept across the Indo-Nepal border by this year’s monsoon floods, and both countries have come together for the rescue operations.
Given that waste segregation and incineration come with their own drawbacks, the need of the hour is to identify a large plot away from human settlements that can be used as a landfill.
The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth, covering more than 9,000 square km, comparable to the surface of China or the US.
Fewer monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal are causing shifts in the duration and intensity of the rainy seasons. What does this mean for South Asia?
A steady decrease in rainfall, the switch to water-intensive cash crops and ever-increasing borewells have lowered the water table in Nagarur village of Anantapur, leaving farmers struggling to keep their crops alive.
‘It may be the size of the Asian rivers, large because they drain the Himalayas, that makes the pollution so prominent.’
Iron ore mining is on the wane in Goa but its residents are far from being at peace. Coal is their next big problem, and all their ire has centred on the port at Mormugao.
The storm that first came ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years has killed at least 17 people and forced tens of thousands to leave their deluged homes.
The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, the highest in a day in August since 1997.
We have an agrarian crisis today because we have failed to think through what kind of agriculture we need.
Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
Weather officials believe this could be the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005, when the city was devastated by floods.
What the confrontational politics of India’s northeast will mean for the future of panicked animals trying to survive a flood every year is unclear.
This is the first and only evidence of a snake changing its colour in response to industrial contamination.
Residents of a tribal village who were denied access to water have collectively restored farm ponds to harvest rainfall to fulfill their water needs.
Indigenous peoples’ records can help us date natural events in the past and are legitimate sources of scientific information.
In north Bihar’s Kosi, groundwater is very close to the surface, so people prefer to have their toilets farther away from home or they think defecation will contaminate their drinking water supply.
Recognising different kinds of floods helps in understanding the various factors and forces at work, based on which remedial steps can be taken.
Vinod Dua discusses the increase in the number of train accidents, and the impact of floods in four Indian states.
The disaster followed landslides in Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo in which hundreds of people have been killed since early last week.
Proponents of the project refused to let those bringing up environmental and health concerns say their piece.
The floods have also damaged the infrastructure at the national park.
As manufacturers struggle to come to terms with the uncertainties brought on by shifty weather and a bleaker future, the labourers find themselves the most vulnerable link.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.