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This shocking video reveals what actually goes in a Norwegian fur farm and at what cost humans consume fur products.
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This infographic shows the vicious cycle of how our waste impacts the ocean, in many harmful ways.
Representatives of indigenous peoples demonstrate in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget, December 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTX1YCM5
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The much-awaited Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by all members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Saturday.
Heavy traffic moves along a busy road as it rains during a power-cut at the toll-gates at Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi July 31, 2012. Grid failure hit India for a second day on Tuesday, cutting power to hundreds of millions of people in the populous northern and eastern states including the capital Delhi and major cities such as Kolkata. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY SOCIETY TRANSPORT) - RTR35QBV
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The problem of lethal air pollution has led the Delhi government to announcing an odd-even number plate-based system for traffic movement.
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The World Bank sees 189 million Indians living in poverty by 2030. Climate change could push that number to 234 million.
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Both cities might have air pollution issues, but Delhi is way behind Beijing as far as awareness and solutions are concerned.
Liberal leader and prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau takes a selfie while greeting people at a subway station in his riding in Montreal, Quebec, October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTS59RQ

Young people are engaging with policy makers on a one-on-one basis at the UN meeting on Climate Change, popularly known called COP21 in Paris.
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Global warming and climate change had little to do with the flood in Chennai. An analysis shows how 4o years of urbanisation is the main culprit.
Image source: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

As Tamil Nadu continues to battle floods, you can do your bit for Chennai.
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At the climate conference in Paris rumours are rife that developed countries will try to trap India and hold it responsible for all failures.
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As the UN climate talks begin, a few glimpses of the Melbourne Climate March which took place on 27th November.
A labourer carries coal in a basket to load it in a truck at a coal store in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 25, 2010. Demand for coal is forecast to grow 11 percent a year in India, which aims to halve its peak-hour power deficit of nearly 14 percent over the next two years and triple its generation capacity over the next decade. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY) - RTXTTFB

In a fight between BJP-led policy and UPA-led policy, the environment is the loser. What does that mean for us?
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Farming consultancies are cropping up in urban areas as households opt for rooftop farms and gardens for cleaner food and environment.
A farmer removes dried plants from his parched paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 8, 2015. India has just suffered back-to-back drought years for only the fourth time in over a century, summer crops are wilting and reservoir water levels are at their lowest in at least a decade for the time of year. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has not held a high-level meeting to discuss drought relief for farmers since June, when its weather office forecast - correctly as it turned out - that this year's monsoon rains would fall short. Fifteen months since winning power, in part on his record in boosting agriculture as chief minister of Gujarat, Modi faces growing criticism for failing to shield Indian farmers from deepening hardship. To match INDIA-DROUGHT/      Picture taken September 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Amit Dave  - RTS8C5

The Degrowth India Initiative was started in August this year by Arpita and me, two students of Ecological Economics.
Village women rest under a tree as they migrated due to shortage of water on the outskirts of Sami town in the western Indian state of Gujarat August 6, 2012. Armed with the latest monsoon rainfall data, weather experts finally conceded this month that India is facing a drought, confirming what millions of livestock farmers around the country had known for weeks. Picture taken August 6, 2012. To match feature INDIA-DROUGHT/ REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) - RTR36SMN
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Gujarat trader makes affordable sanitary napkins and develops India's first machine to hygienically dispose them.
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I tasted creepy crawly creatures during a conference on indigenous food in Shillong, Meghalaya.
Systematic reviews of the research judge the current evidence as mostly in favour of drinking coffee

Many of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions.
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Keeping aside Tipu Sultan’s alleged iconoclasm, remember him for laying the foundations of Karnataka’s silk industry.
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What the increase in caesarean operations worldwide tells us about the science and politics of birthing.
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A lot of us believe that merely one day of celebration on Diwali will not harm the environment. But it is not just a matter of one day.
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White water rafting operators and environmental activists are in a legal battle over rafting's effect on the environment.

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