Articles by Karthikeyan Hemalatha
Dec 14, 2018
COP24: Civil society groups term Katowice draft 'weak'; developing nations demand more funds to fight climate changeCivil society organisations from India as well as other countries have dubbed the draft rulebook released at COP24, UN Conference on Climate Change, in Katowice, Poland, as weak and inadequate to fight the challenges that the world faces
Dec 13, 2018
Climate change talks: COP24 fails to adopt key report as US pitches fossil fuels, India and Australia keep mumThe US, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Russia tried to downplay the landmark IPCC report
Dec 12, 2018
UN COP24 climate talks hit slump after clash between developed, developing nationsDeveloping nations insist burden of climate change mitigation can't be equally placed on all countries.
Dec 10, 2018
Coal on its way out as rising costs make production unviable; renewable energy sources much better, cheaper optionNearly a hundred years after the first coal-fired thermal power plant was installed in India, the outdated mode of generating electricity now seems to be on its way out as renewable sources are gaining ground as the preferred option.
Nov 29, 2018
Countries need to raise ambitions, curb emissions to still meet 2030 goals: UNEPIndia has promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent to 35 percent of GDP by 2030.
Nov 28, 2018
John Allen Chau killed by Sentinelese tribe: No pressure from US to retrieve body as calls to stop search for American grow shrillerChau, a 27-year-old American citizen had gone to the North Sentinel Island in an attempt to make contact with the protected community.
Sep 22, 2018
Electric buses are crucial for fighting pollution, but transition from traditional vehicles in India won't be easyIn the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, several bureaucrats of Indian cities proudly announced the number of electric buses their cities had.
Aug 16, 2018
India bans 18 pesticides after reviewing 66 out of 104 used in country, leaves out monocrotophos, glyphosateWhile there are 104 pesticides that are used in India but are banned in other countries, the Central government’s is reviewing only 66 pesticides of them.
Jun 04, 2018
Suicides due to pesticide poisoning: Activists slam 'delaying tactics' as UK study stresses need to ban toxic chemicalsLate last year, the issue of pesticides took centre stage in the national conversation as at least 40 people had died after accidentally inhaling them.
Mar 28, 2018
12.8% landholding, 90% work: Tamil Nadu women battle patriarchy while shouldering dual burden of housework, farmingWhen women come together, it is not just about cropping or cropping patterns. “It is also a social approach to farming."