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India

World Environment Day 2020: Tribal people are deeply affected with COVID-19 as forest produce worth Rs 1.2 Trillion could go to waste

The collection and sale of minor forest produce are the sources of livelihood of millions of tribespeople and forest-dwellers across India,

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: As India extends lockdown, health experts question lack of village-level data

Putting an entire country under lockdown makes surveillance and management of the virus less efficient as the resources and manpower are stretched thin.

India

Sanitation workers are at risk from Coronavirus medical waste that are not discarded properly

Sanitation workers should not be engaged directly in handling solid waste generated by households without protective gear.

World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Doctors rely on each other and guidelines as no cure or vaccine emerges

The evidence on the efficiency of the drugs are not enough and doctors have to use a range of options while treating COVID-19 patients.

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cannot build an adequate health system to respond to an emergency during an emergency’

How well the current infrastructure is ready to handle a small spike will vary from state to state.

science

World Water Day: Tropical countries like India to be worst-hit by water stress — UN

Globally, 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water that is water both available and free of contamination.

India

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry

India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

India

Delhi voters struggled to breathe clean air mere months ago, don't see air pollution as election issue

Sustainable moves towards tackling air pollution require policy discussions that don't just feature air pollution in isolation.

science

Air pollution causes infertility as well as birth complications, emerging research goes to show

Indians breathe some of the world’s most toxic air — India is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world.

science

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

science

Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India

Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.

science

India is the fifth most vulnerable to climate change fallout, its poor is the worst hit

India's ranking fluctuates but it has one of the five highest economic losses due to climate change.

science

COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout

India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

India

India among most water-stressed countries despite plentiful rains; inefficient agriculture to blame, says study by global think tank

Inefficient agriculture, that uses up to 80 percent of all water resources in the country, is one of the primary reasons for India’s water stress, says a fellow with WRI India.

India

Mumbai Fire Brigade receives one building collapse call almost each day: Poor maintenance, city planning are some reasons why

Mumbai is home to more than 130 skyscrapers. Some of these range from 100 metres (30-storeys) to over 250 metres (70 storeys), while the fire brigade's ladders range from 25-90 m only – sufficient only to reach up to under 30 floors.

India

Collapse of Kesarbai Building in Dongri: 499 Mumbai structures on same high-risk list as one that collapsed

With more than 40 people feared trapped in the collapse of a three-storeyed building in the Dongri area in south Mumbai on 16 July, 2019 — and 499 buildings in the city identified as similarly vulnerable — an IndiaSpend analysis of municipal data reveals that the fire- and disaster-management budget for India’s financial capital declined 38 percent over three years to 2020.

India

India needs to move its paddy farms out of Punjab, Haryana to prevent desertification

Shifting wheat cultivation out of Punjab into dry parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat will add to existing water stress.

science

Climate Change will soon become critical and India is unprepared to handle it

N H Ravindranath is heading the only Indian climate change study and will present it to the govt & UN.

science

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis

The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".

India

Of Himalayan states, Assam, Mizoram, J&K least prepared for climate change hazards

Around 50 million Indians live in the Himalayan region & depend on its ecology for water, food and energy.