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,
Putting an entire country under lockdown makes surveillance and management of the virus less efficient as the resources and manpower are stretched thin.
Sanitation workers should not be engaged directly in handling solid waste generated by households without protective gear.
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.
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.
Globally, 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water that is water both available and free of contamination.
India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.
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.
Indians breathe some of the world’s most toxic air — India is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world.
India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.
Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.
India's ranking fluctuates but it has one of the five highest economic losses due to climate change.
India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
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.
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.
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.
Shifting wheat cultivation out of Punjab into dry parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat will add to existing water stress.
N H Ravindranath is heading the only Indian climate change study and will present it to the govt & UN.
The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".
Around 50 million Indians live in the Himalayan region & depend on its ecology for water, food and energy.