Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
A warming climate, bringing fewer rain days and more intense rainfall events in its wake, makes the role played by tanks even more critical.
The Palani Hills bug bit Bob Stewart and Tanya Balcar, two young British backpackers who were travelling through southern India in 1985.
Improved imagery over the years have powered counting of trees, particularly over vast stretches of land, best done by a computer.
Thirty million sq km of ecosystems world over is agricultural or pasture land that was once forest, grasslands and shrublands.
Larger corals, like branching and table-shaped forms, have been the hardest hit – almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the Reef.
Books of the week: From An Anthology on Climate Change to Kalpish Ratna’s A Crown of Thorns, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar
The first five Earthshots center on protecting and restoring nature, clean air, reviving oceans, building a waste-free world and fixing the climate.
'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit
A notable absentee during the summit was US President Donald Trump, who is in the process of exiting from the Paris Agreement and has withdrawn his support from the WHO.
The Zai Whitaker column | What 2004 tragedy on Great Nicobar might show us about meeting coronavirus challenge
The mental and physical resources that enabled Saw Agu to survive the horrific experience of the 2004 tsunami are an inspiration to us all — perhaps even a metaphor for overcoming this coronavirus pandemic and its challenges.
The 15-metre wave came with a roar of rage. Saw Agu remembers the sound, and the accompanying sound of breaking trees as the water bulldozed its way through the forest.
This year, the theme for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is ‘Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’.
Wildlife plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years, risk of pandemics to climb with further habitat loss: Living Planet Index
Rates of biodiversity recovery are typically much slower than those of recent biodiversity loss, a study author highlighted.
World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report
Plastic production has increased around four percent every year since 2000 and the industry expects that rate of growth to continue, driven mainly by emerging economies.
Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards
At Bengaluru's Byramangala lake, amid pollution and lack of structural support, a novel farming system flourishes
Removed from the urban dialogue on climate change as well as the media gaze, farmers and herders around Bengaluru's Byramangala lake tackle pollution and landlessness.
In 10 Indian Champions Who are Fighting to Save the Planet, stories of pragmatism amid climate change
The people featured in the book recognise the natural world has irreversibly changed and are adapting to that new reality by drawing attention to climate change in novel ways.
Officials have yet to reveal why the ship, which was making its way from Singapore to Brazil, came so close to the island.
Erratic winds have raised the potential for extreme fire within the existing fires' and may result in new fires.
If proven useful, these mosquitoes called OX5034 could be used as an alternative to the act of spraying insecticides.
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.