environment

Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

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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Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

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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UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

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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Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

April 21, 2021

Days after an unruly crowd of conservative Americans had taken control of the US Capitol, the landmark edifice of democracy, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. took control of the United States of America after he was sworn in as the 46th President on the very steps of the Capitol buildi...

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Miniature artists’ take on life

Miniature artists’ take on life

March 30, 2021

Gautam Bhatia and Shankar Bhopa’s attempt to represent the uncertain progression of life reflects beautifully in the series of paintings and sculptures created by them, the otherwise in-animate paintings appear to be brimming with life. The architect’s latest creation, in...

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Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposal

Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposal

January 13, 2021

India produces close to two million tonnes of faecal waste every day and the urban areas alone, accounting for just over a third of the total population of the country, generate over 62,000 million litres of sewage daily. Of this, over 60 pc or close to 38,000 million litres is d...

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Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi opens India Energy Forum

Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi opens India Energy Forum

October 28, 2020

Inaugurating the fourth edition of the India Energy Forum-CERA Week, earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the participants that India was well on track to meet its commitment of 275 GW of installed capacity in renewable energy by the year 2022.

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On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

September 15, 2020

It was the decade of 1970s. A dozen men had already landed on the moon. There was an exhilarating mood all around, mainly in the developed countries. ‘‘Sky is not the limit,’’ scientists and technocrats would often boast. The doors of the universe could be commanded from ...

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Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

August 22, 2020

Even though Earth Overshoot Day 2020 has been delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus pandemic, humanity is racing ahead to rapidly devour all global resources. If the whole world lived like Qatar, global resources for an entire year would be exhausted by February 11. For Luxem...

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Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

March 30, 2020

With the entire nation locked down in the fight against a deadly virus, several reports of clean air, reduced pollution levels and threatened species re-emerging have surfaced. Is a pandemic the only way nature can heal? Painted in the shades of light blue, the sky of Delhi is ma...

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Indian origin students nominated for 2019 Schmidt Science fellowship

Indian origin students nominated for 2019 Schmidt Science fellowship

May 3, 2019

Two Indian origin post-doctoral students among the 20 Schmidt Science fellows this year.

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Air pollution is killing more people in India than smoking, says study

Air pollution is killing more people in India than smoking, says study

April 13, 2019

In 2014, Delhi was named the most polluted city in the world by World Health Organisation (WHO), along with 13 more cities hailing from India in the 20 most polluted cities of world. According to a study titled ‘State of Global Air 2019’, air pollution has contributed...

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