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air pollution

By Mayank Jain: “The new government doesn’t believe in environment versus development,” the newly appointed Minister for Environment with additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar clarified ...
environment

By Medha Roy Chowdhury: Amidst rising questions of whether or not Indian politics and politicians shall wake up to the severity of environmental restoration, the sorry state of the nation is ...
antarctica

By Akshay Thakre: Antarctica is the southernmost continent in the world and the only one which is uninhabited. It’s a frozen landmass which is covered by 98% of ice that ...
staff pick

By Dhriti Bhattacharyya: “If the radiance of a thousand suns/were to burst into the sky/that would be like/the splendour of the Mighty One”. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the famous ...

By Divya Sahasrabuddhe: In early May, the World Health Organization released a database ranking outdoor air pollution in cities, with Delhi in first place. Now, I’ve never been to Beijing, ...
waterprivatizationstaff pick

By Preetika Bhateja: The fresh water available on this planet is enough for our human needs, but runaway global warming, unchecked toxic pollution and climate change has led to a ...
stop_it_do_something

When was the last time you hunted for a dustbin in a public space? Or wait… did this just sound blasphemous to you? Our country is perhaps the largest open ...
greenpeace1

By Vivek Goyal: I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, “You will find out soon.” We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our ...
Ramesh Agrawal

By Shivangi Adani: “Never under estimate the power of a common man” – a dialogue from a popular Bollywood movie, Chennai Express, holds true in the case of Ramesh Agrawal. Here’s ...
Ganga

By Deepa Gupta: This week brings the curtains down on the dramatic electoral process of the world’s largest democracy. And, as the country’s most keenly-watched, high-profile political showdown of 2014 peaks ...
ganga

By Deepa Gupta: Eight hundred and twenty five crore litres of sewage flows into the Ganga and its tributaries every day. A shameful fact given that for the 20 million ...
HIPPO

By Manish Prabhat: Conservation biologists, scientists who try to stop endangered species from dying out, use the word ‘hippo’ to remember the different things that threaten animals and plants, because ...
greenpeace

By Ruhie Kumar: A huge mistake. That’s what the government is going to commit. What happens before elections is as important as what happens during and after! The Indian government is ...
himalayas

By Pooja Moitra: Whenever we talk about the beauty of our nation, no one fails to mention the captivating beauty of the mountains especially the Himalayas. Snow capped mountains, glaciers ...
india-water-scarcity-030611-950

Owing to its perennial nature, water is incredibly hard to measure. And scaling the number of litres an individual consumes in a day is an even more herculean task. Despite ...
world water day

By Dr. Amrit Patel: World water scenario is now fast changing as a result of increasing population, rising demand for irrigation to raise high-yielding varieties of crops, rapid urbanization and ...
forests

By Brikesh Singh: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”- M.K. Gandhi ...
punjsproggressive

By Sharone Daniel: Back in 1966, India was on the brink of mass starvation. The production of food grains had not kept up with an exploding population and the last ...
essar quit mahan

By Pari Trivedi: As Indians gear up for the election battle this year, one can already hear the politicians’ campaigning plans for a better India. The highest priority on this agenda ...
Veerappa Moily

By Anshika Srivastava: The UPA government is on an environment rampage, giving ‘speedy’ clearances to long held projects which spell catastrophe for the environment. With due negligence towards the utter devastating ...
glacier calving

By Mayank Jain:  Imagine a part of the city that you live in, crumbling down all at once to pieces and dust with growls and howls. Shaking and crumbling don’t ...
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