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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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Vehicles lined up near the newly-completed Giant Buddha stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan [Image: Dawa Gyelmo]

Is India’s goods and services tax bad news for Bhutan’s environment?

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan remained in isolation for centuries until 1961, when a road was completed connecting the …

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Kedarnath in the Himalayas after climate change induced landslides in 2013 [Image by Sanjay Semwa]

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The …

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A Kashmiri man near a Budgam forest shows the degradation caused to forests over the past few decades [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Increased siltation raises Kashmir flood threat

Kashmir’s deforested hills have been the prime cause of the heavy siltation of its water bodies. This is now being …

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No relief for 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR , NGT refuses to lift ban

There seems to be no respite for 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR. The National Green Tribunal …

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