Environment

Forest Act amendments strike at heart of Indian forests

Forest Act amendments strike at heart of Indian fo...

October 16, 2021

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, despite some environmental benefits such as the large decline in air pollution, the world’s looming environmental crisis has raged on. Globally, the destruction of rainforests was up by 12 pc in 2020 from 2019, and according to ...

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Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy ...

October 4, 2021

A survey published in British medical research journal, Lancet, raises alarming questions about the impact of ongoing climate change on the younger generation around the world. The study, one of the first conducted across the world, surveyed 10,000 persons in 10 nations, found th...

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Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgo...

September 28, 2021

During the Ice Age, elephants roamed freely around northern Europe. They became extinct several thousand years back. Since then, especially during the Roman and British Empires, elephants were imported or gifted from other regions like Asia and Africa. In 21st century right in Gl...

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Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India

Protecting environment a dangerous activity in Ind...

September 15, 2021

On July 7, 2012, Ramesh Agarwal, environment and transparency activist who runs an internet café in Raigarh in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, had just wound up his lunch when a few persons entered his office and engaged him in small talk. Before he could gather his wits, ...

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Global warming goes way beyond carbon

Global warming goes way beyond carbon

September 3, 2021

With over 40 gigatonnes released in the atmosphere in the year 2020, which was supposed to be a low-activity year due to the lockdowns and travel restrictions across the globe, carbon dioxide is of course the most high-profile and most talked about reason behind the global warmin...

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Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Con...

August 28, 2021

When the Indian delegation reaches the historical port city of Marseille on the famed French riviera next week to participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it would have little to be proud of and a lot to hide due to poor performance in conservation of the immense natu...

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Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

August 14, 2021

Days after it was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones of recent times, Yaas, for the residents of the Sundarbans, one of three largest mangrove forests in the world and the biggest in Asia, the rapid arrival of relief material, including water and food, was a very welco...

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International Tiger Day: Human animal conflict could derail Indian success story

International Tiger Day: Human animal conflict cou...

July 29, 2021

On the occasion of International Tiger Day, India certainly has a fair bit to celebrate. It has reported a consistent rise in the number of tigers in its 50 tiger reserves, which numbered 2967 in the last census conducted in 2018. Not just the tiger numbers, but the government ha...

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Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 205...

July 17, 2021

If India commits to a net-zero goal, it will join countries like the UK and France, and possibly the USA under the Biden Administration, that have enacted laws to achieve this scenario by the middle of the century. In 2020, leading members of the Indian industry, such as Siemens ...

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UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too...

July 13, 2021

In many ways it was heartening to see that the G7 Summit 2021, held in the United Kingdom on June 11-13, delved in detail on topics beyond business, trade, investment, strategy and power. For once, it took up issues that concern people and their well-being – health, poverty, ed...

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