Sangeeta Lenka, a soil scientist, discusses her research in conservation agriculture and how to tackle deteriorating soil health in India.
The centrality of nature in Rome’s fall gives us reason to reconsider the power of the physical and biological environment to tilt the fortunes of human societies.
Gas shortages have sent prices soaring nationwide, undermining a sweeping campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in north China this winter.
Macron, who has worked to establish his role as a global leader since his sweeping election win in May, said modern-day science was revealing with each day the danger that global warming posed to the planet.
Environmental Sustainability from the Himalayas to the Oceans: Struggles and Innovations in China and India reports on critical issues of environmentalism in the two countries.
There was a school on one edge of the Sagar island in the Sunderbans in 2014; it is not there anymore. Today, sea water regularly comes in a hundred metres beyond the spot where the building stood.
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago, protecting the continent for peace and science.
An international collaboration between universities and industry will further develop carbon capture and storage technology – one of the best hopes for reducing carbon emissions.
According to the UN, about a third of the world’s 47 least developed countries, described as the poorest of the world’s poor, are threatened by global warming and sea-level rise.
The US president’s administration may have announced the country’s pull-out from the Paris Agreement but the world, including US cities and organisations, has shown a steely resolve to see it through.
A recent report from Oxford University indicts grazing livestock as a whole, without going into how certain such practices could actually change things for the better.
By not giving decisive actions that prioritised vulnerable people a permanent place on the agenda, along with the expertise and the means to do so, the Fijian Presidency has failed in its mandate.
Plans to expand coal production and use run counter to the climate goals voluntarily adopted by the countries in the region and commitments made in the Paris deal.
A row over the promises rich countries made on climate action before 2020 has been resolved at negotiations in Bonn, with several wins for developing countries.
While support for the controversial mine exists in rural areas – where the narrative of jobs finds resonance – it is opposed in metropolitan centres where a more definitive acceptance of the threats from climate change defines attitudes.
Blaming the smog in Delhi on a global challenge such as climate change allows local – municipal, provincial and national – leaders to escape responsibility.
Just like in many other parts of the world, the decision-making elites have chosen to take short-term decisions that favoured their interests rather than the society’s.
US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
The projected 2% increase in carbon dioxide emissions comes from growth in China’s smokestack industries and jeopardises the Paris climate agreement goals, say experts.
Leader of North Rhine-Westphalia, who is leading the Christian Democrat party’s coalition talks on energy, said mines across Germany could be closed by the decade after next.
Ghana and Ukraine are among the countries for whom the presence of the US coal industry at the Bonn talks is an opportunity to strike energy deals.
With Donald Trump having avowed to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has said the US has no right to be involved in talks on how to implement the deal.
Syria and Nicaragua were the only two nations outside the 195-nation pact when it was agreed in 2015. Nicaragua signed up last month.
Despite calm rhetoric, negotiators are nervous of the Trump effect, and say consensus ‘can unravel very quickly’.
A commonly stated goal of community-based forest management is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of forest-dependent people. But whether CFM really achieves this is unclear.
Lack of expertise means money for climate protection is spent on consultancy fees, which African officials say end up back in wealthy countries.
Increasing encroachments on all water bodies combined with over-extraction of groundwater has led to the crippling of the city’s coastal aquifer system.
The report, The Lancet’s second one this month, covers five themes where health and climate change overlap – heatwaves, air pollution, labour capacity, food security and infectious diseases.
Immigration was the most divisive topic, with many conservatives blaming their election setback on Merkel’s decision to open Germany to a million migrants.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change and the agency has moved to undo dozens of Obama-era climate regulations.
One key solution is to invest in food security and rural development, which can address factors that compel people to move.
The Indian government seems to have fallen for the Big Business’ agenda of using electric cars even as climate change is accelerating.
Trump has expressed doubts about the science of climate change and has blamed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut carbon emissions.
If the world manages to keep warming by the century’s end below 1.5º C – an extremely ambitious target – over a third of the ice volume in Asia’s high mountains will still be lost.
“Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.
The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators to keep the neediest patients alive.
Apart from the unfavourable economic and financing aspects for generating energy from coal, the plant may be Kenya’s single largest pollution source.
Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands.