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.
World Bank and WHO predict that sea levels will rise, food production will decrease and by 2030-2050 at least 250,000 people will die every year from just some of the climate-related harms.
Pangolins, which can be found in Asia and Africa, have been called the “world’s most trafficked mammal”.
India has proposed key changes in an international deal to restrain aviation emissions so that measures by International Civil Aviation Organisation are in line with the Paris pact on climate change
“The coolest thing about the Harlem Heat Project is how people experience the heat using these custom-made sensors.”
A panel headed by the environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 square km of Panna Tiger Reserve to link the rivers.
Marine life strandings are episodic events – but climbing pressures from human activities like fisheries can potentially increase their frequency.
It’s a shame the BBC indulged this implausible theory as it distracts from the emerging story of human evolution that is both more complex and interesting.
In times of rural distress, it’s important that the debate around GM technology combines talks about food safety issues with their sociological ramifications.
Both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu view the river as a mechanistic producer of water, not as a dynamic life-giving system that is responsive to local and global triggers of use and abuse.
As much as 49% of the water supplied to the city is what is called ‘non-revenue water’ or ‘unaccounted for water’ – water lost in distribution.
One of the dozen megabiodiverse countries of the world, India has an impressive 1,263 species of birds – 12% of the number of species worldwide.
The continuous, manifold increase in international, regional and inland shipping, through threatened wildlife sanctuaries and reserves poses a threat.
Studies show that a combination of factors has weakened the Indian monsoon. If deforestation continues at the current rate, matters will get much worse.
While the lobster young seem to successfully ward off jellyfish defences, how do they digest their toxic prey?
While several civic bodies are responsible, wetlands have been largely ignored despite their ecological importance.
Two fresh deaths were reported in Begusarai and one each in Bhojpur and Samastipur, a statement from state disaster management department said.
Groundwater levels are falling in 30% of the basin’s aquifer system. But within 60%, access to potable groundwater is restricted by excessive salinity or arsenic.
The Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will bring more power to Ethiopia but is already creating tensions over water rights with Sudan and Egypt.
The tricks moray eels use to hunt may mean that they can have a bigger impact on their ecosystems than any other predator of similar size.