A Jharkhand town powers India's nuclear dreams, at the cost of its residents' health, the environment
The people of Jaduguda note that displacement and deforestation for uranium mining robbed them of their land and livelihood, and later cursed them with health impacts.
Invasive ornamental lantana species threatens to destroy 40 percent of India’s tiger habitats, study says
Lantana has escaped from gardens and taken over forest ecosystems, now occupying 40 percent of India’s tiger ranges.
The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.
Oversimplification of scientific facts and misinterpretations have triggered a backlash against bats, prompting biologists to clear the air on bat-borne viruses.
World Environment Day 2020: How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19
Experts have found links to the emergence of viruses like Nipah, Lassa, Hendra, COVID-19, HIV, and others to deforestation.
Kashmir Himalayas: Kolahoi glacier's retreat can be attributed to climate change, shifts in land use
Scientists said that rapid retreating of Kolahoi and other glaciers in Kashmir is largely attributable to global factors and climate driven by the local land-use changes also has some influence on glacier-retreat.
Assam's boat clinics are the primary means of healthcare for inhabitants of the 2500 river islands. They have pitched in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak by carrying out door-to-door community surveillance.
Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.
Even as the return of a tiger to Ajanta after over 50 years shows their resilience, conservation requires trust with local people
With TPWL-T1C1 as tigers return to Ajanta, prioritising conservation over human safety needs trust between the people who want to see these animals protected, and the people who will live with the animals that have been protected.
How sustainable methods adopted by tribal honey hunters could conserve bee population, improve food security
The Nilgiris are home to over eighteen ethnic groups. Of them, Kattunaickens, Kurumbas, Sholigas and Irulas are known to be the primary honey hunter tribes.
Regions facing water problems, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to maintain this hygiene will come from.
Safely disposing of contaminated waste was a crucial component in the fight against Ebola epidemic in 2014.
Being one of the most vulnerable regions in the world, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta presents a major challenge for climate change adaptation of nearly 200 million inhabitants. It is often considered as a delta mostly exposed to sea-level rise and exacerbated by land subsidence.
Kaveri Urimai Meetpu Kuzhu (Kaveri Rights Retrieval Committee) coordinator P. Maniarasan says that he and hundreds of other farmers are sceptical not about the spirit of the bill but about its efficacy to address the emerging threats.
Dang forests form the northern end of the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot. Among the Western Ghats endemic species, sightings of Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush and white-bellied woodpecker were most noteworthy said the organisers.
Madhya Pradesh: Students employ citizen science approach to detect increasing levels of fluoride content in drinking water
Madhya Pradesh is one of the 19 Indian states severely affected by high fluoride content in drinking water with as many as 140 habitations where water quality is affected by excess fluoride.
Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies
Farmers living along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border with homes in one state and farmlands in the other were impacted by the 2019 floods in western Maharashtra and their situation was aggravated as their lives straddle two states.
Green economics is robust enough for policy makers to assess impact of their decisions: Pavan Sukhdev
He considers the Prize as a recognition for environmental economics but rues that India did not take the process forward.
The Amazon was historically too wet to burn on a large scale, but climate change and deforestation have made it hotter and dryer.
Concerned about the increasing climate crisis , two filmmakers are on a journey to capture people’s attention through human stories from the frontlines of climate change in Nepal.