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Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.18

Student start-up taps fruit waste to keep loos clean

Dedication doesn’t have an off season. So what if Xmas holidays are here, ToWaSo — a waste management start-up run by IIT(ISM) students and alumni in the coal town — is working overtime to ensur...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Tibetisation fear spreads

Ladakh environmentalist and Magsaysay award winner Sonam Wangchuk has raised fears about a separatist movement rearing its head in the newly created Union Territory if its people’s concerns about th...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 07.12.18

Emission deadline alert for developed countries

The developed countries may collectively fall 40 per cent short of achieving their 2020 target for lowering their Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions, the UN climate change agency said on Thursday,...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

The economic viability of the wetlands has been ignored

A view from above often provides a clear picture of the reality on the ground. If Nasa satellite imagery revealed the large-scale deforestation in the Amazon forest over the last 40 years, closer home...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.18

Littering is a deeply rooted cultural problem

Swachhta in New India remains a distant dream, no matter what governments might say. The most recent evidence of this were the circumstances that led to the substantial hike in the penalty for litteri...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 12.09.18

What's holding up the Ganga clean-up

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By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

Green message in art, butterfly release & quiz

Multi-coloured wings fluttered and took off in the afternoon breeze as one after another, three jars of butterflies were released in the butterfly garden of Central Park on June 5. The urban recreatio...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

New Town block fights plastic

Aj World Environment Day. Plastic byabohar borjon korun. Plastic byabohar swasthyer pokshey hanikor (Today is World Environment Day. Quit using plastic. Plastic is bad for health...)The voice on the m...
By Showli Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.19

Revering Planet Earth for a single day

All those who joined bicycle rallies last week or planted saplings and ranted about air pollution on Wednesday, welcome to the most happening month on the UN calendar. The United Nations promotes its ...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

India  /  Published 08.06.19

The environment was not a priority for any party

At first glance there is no telling that the man in blue is the green candidate — Independent — for Calcutta South. Niraj Agarwal, who contested this Lok Sabha seat against heavyweights such as th...
By Manasi Shah


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