Opinion  /  Published 20.09.20

Extinction report: World wildlife population

The Anthropocene — a geological period signifying human predations on the planet — can no longer be denied. The Living Planet Report 2020 by the World Wildlife Fund found that th...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.09.20

Lok Sabha: LAC, economy on talks

Opposition parties have sought a discussion in Lok Sabha on the issues of economic slowdown, unemployment and standoff between Indian and Chinese forces during a meeting of floor leaders of the House ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Fresh erosion in Malda

The state irrigation department will send a separate letter to FBP authorities, said sources. Villagers said people who lost their houses on Thursday are mostly migrant workers at Durgaramtola villag...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.20

The environment in a new light

On March 23, 2020, the Centre issued the draft Environment Impact Assessment notification 2020 and invited anyone interested to make objections or suggestions within 60 days. The time period was later...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda in

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.20

People and their will: EIA disregards public opinion

A decade ago, villagers around the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district joined hands with the people of the city to oppose a proposed captive coal mine allotted to t...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Slash & burn: Disastrous EIA notification

A remarkable positive lesson of the Covid-19-induced lockdowns has been a better understanding of what our daily activities do to nature. It was like a controlled experiment in a laboratory: with the ...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 12.08.20

Kerala CM objects to green draft

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday broke his silence on the draft environment impact assessment 2020 notification and cautioned that if implemented in the current form it would lead to ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.08.20

CPI nudge to Pinarayi govt

A senior CPI leader has openly urged the Left government in Kerala to file its objections to the draft environment impact assessment notification before the last date on Tuesday. Rajya Sabha member B...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Changes in environment rule disastrous: Congress

The Congress on Monday joined a chorus of opposition to the Centre’s moves to modify existing rules relating to the environmental impact assessment process that governs development projects, des...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

A flawed vision: Unmasking India’s tiger counts

For some reason, reports on India’s ‘tiger numbers’ get a lot of people excited. This was the case on July 28, 2020 when a report on the country’s tiger numbers from 2018 was r...
By K. Ullas Karanth in


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