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In the Himalayas, most women have to walk miles on hilly terrain to fetch water as local water sources are depleting [Image by Hridayesh Joshi]

Uttarakhand Villagers Harvest Rainwater, Recharge Springs, Avoid Long Walks

By Hridayesh Joshi Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank …

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Coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones have forced the young out of their homes in the Sundarbans, living behind only the old people, children and women [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Sinking Sundarbans Islands Underline Climate Crisis

By Soumya Sarkar Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island …

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The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, (third from left) addressing a Post Budget Press Conference [image courtesy: PIB]

Environment And Climate Change Gets Short Shrift in Union Budget 2018

Soumya Sarkar, Juhi Chaudhary & Sapna Gopal As the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rose in Parliament to present the …

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The Marusudar river, a major tributary of the Chenab, on which the Bursar hydro power project will be constructed

Jammu & Kashmir Hydro Project Cleared Without Site Visit

By Athar Parvaiz The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given a green signal to the 800 MW Bursar …

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The making of a conservationist Prime Minister

When a Congress leader writes a biography of Indira Gandhi, you expect unadulterated praise. Jairam Ramesh’s India Gandhi: A Life …

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Despite an action plan, and much political hullabaloo, India’s National Capital Region remains blanketed by Pollution

Delhi Smog Reveals Global Failure To Deal With Climate Change

By Omair Ahmad From the beginning of COP23, the issue of loss and damage has cast a shadow over proceedings …

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Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres at Bonn [image: UNclimatechange]

Money Remains Distant Honeypot As Climate Summit Ends

The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money to developing countries, but a …

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The burning of crop residue in Punjab and Haryana is creating serious air pollution hazard over northern India [image by: Richardt Radek Larsen]

From Bread Basket To Basket Case

 Soumya Sarkar After degrading rich farmland through reckless use of chemical fertilisers and depleting aquifers by overusing groundwater – an …

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Rich Nations Shirking on Climate Commitments, Says Bloc of Developing Countries

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a …

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The planned scheme could slash NO2 levels in Oxford city centre [image by: Tejvan Pettinger]

Zeroing in on air pollution

  In India initiatives such as Delhi’s “odd-even policy” and the NITI Aayog’s aggressive push towards electric cars were seen …

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