The Prime Minister is embracing the world on the one hand, while on the other, thanks to his NGO crackdown, civil society internationally feels India is unwelcoming, say Indian social sector workers
President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has started the ‘Chevron’s Dirty Hands’ international campaign to draw attention to an environmental disaster that the giant oil company refuses to pay for
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
A new study led by Imperial College, London, suggests preservation of organic remains might be much more common that has always been assumed – even of dinosaurs
On June 9, the UNESCO added 20 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, bringing the total number of such sites worldwide to 651. According to the body, “Biosphere reserves are places for learning about sustainable development aiming to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with the […]
The floods in Jammu and Kashmir caused unprecedented devastation, but it is imperative to learn from that experience to minimise the impact of any future such natural disaster
New Delhi: Ever since power distribution was privatised in Delhi in 2002, peak power demand has more than doubled from around 3,000 MW to around 6,000 MW. The surge, helped by a steady rise in the city’s population, the increasing affluence of its residents – who now command the highest average […]
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
Care must be taken with estimating how India’s heatwave will behave since it will be based upon very few rare events in the observational record
With the improvements to the land and ocean data sets and the addition of two more years of data, NCEI scientists found that there has been no hiatus in the global rate of warming
The IMD has revised its forecast for the 2015 southwest monsoon from 93% to 88% of the long-period average.
The hidden costs of fossil fuel use, together with their subsidies, easily overshadow the health budgets of governments worldwide
The clamour for more green action will only increase, says Nitin Sethi
With missionary zeal, the erstwhile Hooda government tried to remove obstacles in the path of DLF’s ‘leisure’ project in Gurgaon.
Nuclear waste lasts a very long time, and we often struggle to think over such time scales
Japan already has the most powerful seismic network in the world – and research institutions in the country are constantly growing it
Earlier in the day, a smaller quake measuring 3.8 had struck near Sakai, on the island of Honshu, followed by a 4.7 quake that struck 135 km southeast of Itoman
The SBM should not become yet another government scheme that makes the right noises initially only to die a quiet death once the spotlight moves away.
Based on tweets sent between 2008 and 2014, mathematicians from the University of Vermont found Twitter users weren’t happy when they tweeted about the climate and that they prized affirmative action
What was once seen as a futuristic source of limitless energy has been reframed as a response to global warming, an ideal solution for countries looking for a continuous source of low-carbon power. But who are these countries?
A team of researchers from France and the US found that the upper 700 m of the Indian Ocean accounted for more than 70% of the global heat gain in 2003-2012
While waste-to-energy-incinerators and landfills in densely populated sites pose clear environmental and health hazards, alternative solutions have also failed to take off due to conflicting claims and arguments by stakeholders.
Central Pollution Control Board to review controversial Okhla plant even as city government seeks to commission second one.
With the Neutrino Observatory in Tamil Nadu running into local opposition, the government and its scientists must learn to speak the language of those who revere the sacred hill that they fear the project will desecrate
The widening of a massive crack running across Larsen B will cause it to break apart a few years from now – into hundreds of icebergs that will float off into the sea