Climate Change
World  /  Published 28.07.20

Indian activist in UN advisory group on climate change

A climate activist from India has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the worse...
By PTI in United Nations

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Delhi HC extends time for giving suggestions to draft EIA 2020

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended till August 11 the period for giving suggestions to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2020, which provides for post facto approval ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.20

At the mercy of development’s axe

Protected Areas in India have never been as beleaguered as they are today. Recently, there has been a spate of technical clearances awarded by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change to...
By Ghazala Shahabuddin in

North East  /  Published 04.06.20

Meghalaya: Plants and cycle rides

Amid the uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, an IAS officer based in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills region revisited the saplings he had planted nearly a year ago, on World Environment Day...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.20

Together, for a cleaner world

My daughter mentioned to me at the weekend that for the first time since her school closed in March, the lead story on the BBC News website had nothing to do with Covid-19. The focus on the coronaviru...
By Nick Low in

Books  /  Published 01.06.20

Amitav Ghosh on the effects of cyclone Amphan

Don’t think of a storm as doom. Environment isn’t malign nor benign, the environment is supremely indifferent to us. It does what it does and a storm ends many things but it is also a force of reg...
By Malavika Banerjee in

India  /  Published 26.05.20

States need to focus on disaster governance: NDRF chief

Cyclone Amphan, which tormented much of West Bengal and parts of Odisha, came across as a timely lesson for upgradation of infrastructure in rural areas and underscored the need for states to accord t...
By PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.20

Heaven and hell

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The coronavirus crisis seems to be encouraging belief in radical change. An astonishing 71 per cent of Europeans are now in favour of introducing a universal basic inco...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

World  /  Published 10.05.20

Virus delays Arctic mission

They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn't part of the program.Now dozens of scientists are waiting in quarantine for the all-clear to join a...
By AP in

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.20

Wake up to smell doom

The dreaded coronavirus has forced scientists to race against time to find a vaccine. Ironically, the pandemic may turn out to be the vaccine the world has been waiting for to counter a greater disast...
By Jayanta Basu in


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