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global warming

By Joy Mitra: In its report, Turn Down the Heat: Climate extremes, regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience, the world bank looks at the impact of warming on agricultural ...
cyclone hudhud

By Bala Sai: The signs of an impending calamity hung heavily in the air as coastal towns across Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look, streets empty and doors shut, as ...
ewaste

By Kirrat Sachdeva: When it comes to digitizing our lifestyle, our choices are pretty naïve. Possessing the latest configuration in gadgets is no longer a question of affordability as the ...
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By Mayank Jain: In the hullaballoo of Prime Minister’s visit to the US, the UN climate change summit and a million other things, mainstream media conveniently forgot to deliver us ...
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By Kabir Arora: Mr. Modi’s recent speech, which received a standing ovation from the Indian delegation in a largely empty United Nations General assembly, is a representation of our collective ...
Goa
staff pick

By Tallulah D’Silva: The Union Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Shripad Naik, recently stated that he will support and promote a green tourism plan for Goa. A good plan ...
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By Mrinalini Shinde: As global leaders came together to discuss climate change in New York this week, and international pressure for coherent climate treaty mounts, it is time we consider ...
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By Vivek D’Souza: September 20th 2014 witnessed a major global event that took place in many countries. This event brought together people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and from different ...
Villagers and Toxic Fumes in Jharia Coal Mine

By Meghana Rathore: Yes, we are a globalized world driven by the power of industrialization. Horsepower is not only a unit of power anymore but it may now as well ...
COP15 Climate Lanterns in Delhi

By Jagori Dhar: As a group of youngsters carrying colorful banners, wearing equally psychedelic clothes, gather at a public meeting in the heart of the national capital, they attract sympathizers ...
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By Mayank Jain: The state of Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under possibly the worst crises of the century. The waters have started to recede, but #KashmirFloods have wreaked havoc ...
rajasthan

By Saumya Sahni: At a time when one seems to have given up on optimism with regard to India’s future, stories of sheer perseverance act as a silver lining to the ...
Uttarakhand

By Mayank Jain: It was rather startling to hear the prime minister defy the phenomenon of climate change, and let human conscience and our ever changing nature take the blame. ...
people's climate march

By Anshika Srivastava: History is proof of what millions of us can do when we come together as one, and this is one such moment, where all of us — students, ...
Tea India

By Debanjana Choudhuri: Life is busy as hell! My day starts at 7 AM (which by many is a late start), but for me, it’s quite an early start, because ...
On a rainy September day, locals living atop some of India’s richest coal seams in central Odisha make their way to a public hearing about a coal mine planned on their lands

By Chitrangada Choudhury: Chhendipada (Odisha): It was just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 when the first marchers–men, women, youth, children–streamed down the street, into view. Oriya and English ...
sustainable development

By Vivek D’souza: The United Nations had its final Open Working Group (OWG) sessions on Sustainable Development from 14 — 18 July 2014, where member states, UN agencies and civil society ...
environment clearance

By Kabir Arora: It is highly recommended that the new government change the name of “Ministry of Environment and Forest” to “Ministry of Environment and Forest Clearances”. The interview of ...
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By Mayank Jain: UPDATED: 12th September, 2014 “No helplines are working, I am struggling to enquire about the wellbeing of my family as they are stranded somewhere. The water is ...
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By Pooja Parvati: It’s circa 2029: In an ongoing online symposium titled, “Sustainable Development as if People Mattered”, anguished voices post voice messages on revisiting the model of development that ...
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By Mayank Jain: We never forget to put pictures of our Starbucks coffee on Instagram, but how often do we remember to throw the cups in the bin? There’s trash ...
waste pickers

By Kabir Arora: Informal economy! I’m not sure whether any of the readers have had heard the term ‘informal economy’ ever before. As far as I know, the term is ...

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