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.
Downpours in the highlands of Meghalaya in India and damaging floods in the wetlands of north-eastern Bangladesh are inextricably linked. The South Asian neighbours must collaborate to address these occasional calamities.
Protecting and conserving the environment is a dirty and difficult job.
Construction of the sewage treatments plants falls under Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna project, initiated on the directions of the NGT.
Green economies can generate decent jobs that contribute significantly to climate mitigation and adaptation, but also to poverty eradication and social inclusion.
Until you dedicate your life to making socially just decisions, don’t fool yourself that planting one tree a year, composting at home or riding a bicycle will somehow help save the environment.
An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.
The UNFCCC must also banish fossil fuel and polluting industries from all climate change negotiations by requiring observer organisations to disclose conflicts of interest.
Due to congressional budget cuts, the 38-year continuous U.S. Arctic satellite monitoring programme is about to end, leaving researchers blind to ongoing Arctic sea ice losses.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
Sukhatal is already being choked, and residents of Naini Tal fear that the lake that gives the town its name too may not survive for long.
As Trump knocks down the Paris pact, the Modi government should push India’s BASIC strategy again.
The reef is facing a number of threats, including poor water quality due to agricultural runoff, climate change, illegal fishing and coastal development.
The full impact of Trump’s decision still depends on whether other countries follow the US lead and decide to withdraw from the pact.
In a surprise move, the environment ministry asked for bids to privatise federal deforestation satellite monitoring. Protests by experts stalled the measure for now.
Reported sightings of the long-thought-extinct marsupial predator in remote northern Australia have drawn attention to a survey of the region.
But dismisses calls for taking on US’ burden of financial obligations or higher emission reductions.
Global leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to mitigating emissions in light of the US’s volte face, while France, Italy and Germany have said Trump won’t be allowed to renegotiate on the deal’s terms.
After the century’s worst drought, Kerala is getting ready to harvest rain in its backyard wells, temple ponds and lush forests. It just needs to rain.
A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean. Rome: Water – everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. […]
A quick review of interesting research on living things from the last month.
The decision will put the US in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only non-participants in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Warnings have been issued by the Mizoram government that the high speed winds could lead to flash floods.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will determine the shape of global sustainable development, particularly among emerging economies.
The urban heat island effect makes cities several degrees warmer than nearby rural areas, adds to air and water pollution and makes workers less productive.
Sexual harassment is common in the species because males outnumber females at nesting sites and the ones that coerce females are more successful.
Humans either accidentally imported the ladybird from different locations or deliberately introduced it into certain ecosystems so the bug could invade them and displace other nuisance-bugs.