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UN seeks $76 mn in emergency aid for Madagascar, hit by 'worst drought in a decade'
World

UN seeks $76 mn in emergency aid for Madagascar, hit by 'worst drought in a decade'

Over a million people in southern Madagascar are facing potentially life-threatening shortages of food, water and health assistance.

Some octopus species appear to be coping well with increase in ocean acidity, for now
science

Some octopus species appear to be coping well with increase in ocean acidity, for now

While the species may be able to acclimate to near-term ocean acidification, the environmental effects of acidification and hypoxia may be challenging.

Species loss from hunting, habitat destruction is hurting evolution of mammals, study claims
science

Species loss from hunting, habitat destruction is hurting evolution of mammals, study claims

Only one in 10 dramatic population declines end in extinctions, but the other losses have repercussions for ecosystems, which could be more dangerous in the long run.

Mysterious mass die-off of endangered Caspian seals in Moscow shores under investigation
World

Mysterious mass die-off of endangered Caspian seals in Moscow shores under investigation

For decades, seals have suffered from over-hunting and effects of industrial pollution in the Caspian Sea.

Precision agriculture could boost India's food production capacity, encourage sustainable farming
India

Precision agriculture could boost India's food production capacity, encourage sustainable farming

For precision agriculture innovators to rewrite age-old agricultural practices, access to technology is key for effective adoption.

2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
science

2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres

A new analysis by Climate Action Tracker scientists said public commitments to emission cuts if kept, would limit warming to about 2.6 degrees Celsius and possibly as low as 2.1 degrees Celsius.

Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest
science

Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest

11,088 sq km of the forest was destroyed in Brazil in 12 months, according to PRODES monitoring program, which analyzes satellite images to track deforestation.

In Garima Gupta's 'filed under: a/muse/um', an examination of the politics of documenting, archiving
Arts & Culture

In Garima Gupta's 'filed under: a/muse/um', an examination of the politics of documenting, archiving

Garima Gupta's detailed pencil sketches strongly overlay the connection between the land's history of colonial intrusion into its tropics and its impact on the people today, mirrored in their engagement with wildlife trade and oil palm plantations.

The Zai Whitaker column | A (second) lockdown despatch from the Madras Crocodile Bank
Lifestyle

The Zai Whitaker column | A (second) lockdown despatch from the Madras Crocodile Bank

Though the eight months of lockdown have been challenging (especially financially), the Croc Bank managed to “test positive” and come up with many new ideas and changes.

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response
India

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response

Experts warn loss of ecology will lead to more pandemics, India uses lockdown to dilute environmental laws.

UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord
World

UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord

Meanwhile, Japan and South Korea, both key industrial nations, have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

'Monsoon Mission' investments, high-speed computing facilities at MoES yielded 50-fold gains: Survey
India

'Monsoon Mission' investments, high-speed computing facilities at MoES yielded 50-fold gains: Survey

High-performance computing has helped India achieve a paradigm shift in weather and climate modelling for forecasts, the ministry said.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Building social, ecological resilience of the city's Eastern waterfront
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Building social, ecological resilience of the city's Eastern waterfront

Building social and ecological functions of coastal resilience calls for mitigation measures and adaptive strategies that include diversified land-based activities.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Strategies for coastal cities to mitigate, adapt, regulate against sea level rise
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Strategies for coastal cities to mitigate, adapt, regulate against sea level rise

Models and simulations help locate sites to intervene, studying land-sea interaction, but also benefits of preservation culture or land.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Integrating blue and green spaces need sound legal, planning, governance frameworks
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Integrating blue and green spaces need sound legal, planning, governance frameworks

A detailed case study of part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park shows plenty of losses to development in a pre-existing contiguity of natural, virgin land.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Developing tourism with local communities in ecologically-rich areas
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Developing tourism with local communities in ecologically-rich areas

Ecotourism needs to help conserve gaothans, koliwadas, their fishing activity and catering to conserving mangroves and other green & agriculture land areas.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: A case of coastal communities adapting to sea-level rise
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: A case of coastal communities adapting to sea-level rise

Cities need to become adaptable to climate change, and maintain an ecological balance alongside development, built environment and address local vulnerabilities.

US Election 2020 Key Issues: Environment, climate change and where Trump and Biden stand
World

US Election 2020 Key Issues: Environment, climate change and where Trump and Biden stand

The topics of environment and climate change are possibly two of the most divisive when it comes to the respective approaches of President Donald Trump and Joe Biden

With Ahalya, Koral Dasgupta’s interpretation of Hindu philosophy points to undaunted women, sacred relation with nature
Lifestyle

With Ahalya, Koral Dasgupta’s interpretation of Hindu philosophy points to undaunted women, sacred relation with nature

Author Koral Dasgupta on new book Ahalya, the Sati Series, importance of interpreting Hindu philosophy through different perspectives.

Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
India

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.