After years of being labelled as ‘obstructionist’, India has shown that it is also a part of positive climate action.
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
Nepal can ill-afford further decline in what is an already small dolphin population, and only about 50 individuals of a river species survive in all of Nepal’s rivers.
Some amphipods use a layer of small protuberances on their surface to reduce the amount of light reflected off of them. But what these protuberances are made of could be even more fascinating…
The seed bank in Tal Hadya continues to operate. Its refrigerated vaults remain powered, and a small number of Syrian staff are permitted by occupying rebels to maintain the facility.
Researchers say the rainfall on December 1, 2015 cannot be attributed to climate change.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
In November, after a very cogent public speech on India’s rivers, he was completely exhausted and in pain. But that he came anyway showed his dedication.
Its name, Eriovixia gryffindori, is both a nod to the Harry Potter series as well as an attempt to involve more people in conversations about spiders.
The movement of people in the south Pacific to escape rapidly rising sea levels poses a challenge from a legal perspective since there are no climate refugees.
The forest department has been exhibiting none of the foresight or vision necessary to prevent the loss of lives – among both leopards and humans.
The burial sites of two of Tamil Nadu’s former chief ministers do not feature in the list of approved sites published by the Chennai Corporation.
In 2001, economists pegged the costs of damages caused by invasive species to agriculture and forestry at about $91 billion a year in India alone.
Two biologists witnessed a critical period when the fish larvae forsake their nomadic open-water existence for life in the undersea garden of corals, in Lakshadweep.
The Havelock and Neil islands have been hit the most by the cyclonic weather conditions caused by a severe depression over the Bay of Bengal.
Wildlife biologist, Orus Ilyas studied ungulates in Himalayan forests of Binsar, while also conducting a socioeconomic study for the WWF in the region.
No one should be surprised about Trump being a sceptic. But what leaves one startled is how poorly informed his scepticism is.
Delhi’s environment minister has indicated the leopard will be trapped for its safety – but these decisions have been about pleasing people and that doesn’t make things less dangerous.
A tristate junction in south India seems to have been exporting tens of thousands of star tortoises every year. Are populations being wiped out?
That there is renewed sense in auditing the carbon-costs of a regular sofa or a Thanksgiving dinner speaks to the precarious position the ongoing environmental crisis has placed us in.
A book on Israel’s success in water management deliberately ignores the brutal military reality of water conquest, while another by a Palestinian journalist during the Israeli Operation Protective Edge in 2014, can only see the harm
To solve water problems in a cold desert, Wangchuk came up with a path-breaking idea: freeze millions of litres of water in the form of ‘ice stupas’.
Under the programme, schoolchildren in Pune have been collecting plastic items from their homes for safe disposal, assisted by their teachers and community workers.
Conspicuously absent in all mainstream discourse since Trump won the elections is discussion of the systemic factors that underpin continued massive emissions worldwide.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
Real policy is not defensive short term emergency measures but something proactive spanning multiple years, and acting fast, local and through multiple agencies.
In a December 2015 order, the National Green Tribunal had called for a curb on straw burning, and had recommended that satellite-based monitoring mechanisms be adopted and local government officers engaged to take action against stubble burning.
Installing an air filter in public is more like avoiding the problem and diverting attention away than solving it. Emissions should always be controlled at the source.
The index is showing a steeper plunge in wildlife populations than two years ago, when the WWF estimated a 52% decline by 2010.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
The results of a new study suggest that the Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving to beat the cancer, which has killed off 80% of the animals in the last two decades.
Every autumn in Spiti, shepherds pay villages a fee and have their flock graze in their pastures. This centuries-old tradition is now under threat from climate change.
It’s been reported that HFCs are several thousand times more potent than carbon dioxide. That’s true, but there’s very, very little of them in the atmosphere.
The new Indian law requires the five Indian firms that produce HCFC-22 to capture and burn HFC-23 and eliminate its release into the atmosphere.
If Bangladesh were to adopt regulatory measures against the environmental impact of the power plant, Indian public sector investors could accuse the country of violating BIT obligations.
Illegal sand- and iron-ore-mining around Goa has fragmented otters’ habitats and left waterbodies polluted and bereft of fish. However, they’re making a guarded comeback.
The findings should shake Agra out of its complacency, especially if it prides itself as being home to an iconic monument that draws millions every year.
Safeguarding the Karvi and its natural habitats can support the livelihoods of forest-dwelling communities as well as help secure the biodiversity of the Western Ghats.
The tigress has empowered forest officials to continue with their relocation experiments without worrying about a failure here or there. Why? Because the end result is wonderful.
Humming males are like beacons to egg-heavy females. But for some reason, some males don’t hum.