Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)... Read more »

No focus on water issues in poll manifestos

Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize, water activist Rajendra Singh said he was disappointed with all the political parties as none of them have given due importance to the... Read more »

Thousands block London roads in climate protests

London, April 16 (IANS) Thousands of people blocked well-known landmarks in London, bringing widespread disruption to the UK capital in a “climate rebellion”, that organisers said could last several days. On Monday, parents... Read more »

Political will needed to effectively and efficiently conserve and manage water in India

April 12, Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava, a research entrepreneur at the Environment Design Consultants (EDC), Ahmedabad, has written an open letter on behalf of water allied researchers, educators, consultants, and enthusiasts*, titled “Water... Read more »

Dangerous plastics are a threat to us and future generations

April 10, Every day people make decisions about what to eat, sometimes opting for colorful fruits and veggies, sometimes finding the smell of bacon irresistible.  At the end of the day people... Read more »

Unwise use causes water famine in India in absence of law regulating groundwater extraction

By Joydeep Gupta April 6, As you drive just around 10 km out of Delhi towards Chandigarh, you can see one edge of Anurag’s 24-hectare farm from the highway. And if you take... Read more »

19mn Bangladesh children at risk from climate change

Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) An estimated 19.4 million children in Bangladesh, including half a million from the Rohingya Muslim minority, are exposed to the most detrimental and hazardous consequences of climate change, the... Read more »

Climate change delays Great Barrier Reef’s recovery

Canberra, April 4 (IANS) Rising temperatures in Australia due to climate change has delayed the recovery of Great Barrier Reef corals by 89 per cent, according to a scientific study published on Thursday.... Read more »

Indian summer monsoon amplified global warming 130,000 years ago, helping end ice age

By Katrina Nilsson-Kerr, Pallavi Anand April 3, The past may be a surprisingly useful guide for predicting responses to future climate change. This is especially important for places where extreme weather has... Read more »

Bad air killed over 1.2 mn in India in 2017

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, a new global study said on Wednesday. The study titled “State... Read more »

Mumbai Citizens’ Human Chain stands firm despite Police Pressure

Mumbai, April 1, “With elections just a few weeks away, we felt it was important for all citizens groups as well as environmentally conscious citizens to come together and ask our leaders... Read more »

The communities of the HKH region are critically stressed by climate change, but their hope lies in each other

April 1, A recent report by Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) of the high-profile International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, “The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability... Read more »

Jammu and Kashmir’s tulip garden opens

Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) The famous tulip garden in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar opened for visitors on Sunday. Known as Asia’s largest tulip garden, it has over 12 lakh tulips of 51 varieties,... Read more »

Austria sees hottest 12 months in over 250 years

March 30 (IANS) Austria has seen the hottest 12 months in its more than 250 years of history, authorities said. The Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said on Friday that... Read more »

Landmarks across world to go dark for Earth Hour

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Famous monuments across the world will go dark on Saturday night to observe the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Earth Hour to spark global awareness and action on... Read more »

Fresh environmental study of new Goa airport

March 29 (IANS) In a setback to the GMR group, the Supreme Court on Friday did not allow the construction of Goa’s new greenfield international airport at Mopa and ordered that an Expert... Read more »

Assam’s groundwater contamination will worsen, experts warn

By Azera Parveen Rahman Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) It’s peak election season. But, even as political parties go all out to appease voters, the worsening quality of groundwater hardly finds any mention. In... Read more »

Jindal varsity-WWF offer course on environmental law

 March 28 (IANS) Law graduates and professionals can now opt for a year-long LLM programme in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change, launched recently by Jindal Global Law School and WWF India keeping... Read more »

Water Is Life – They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren’t Even Noticing

By Peter Koenig March 27, Today, Jair Bolsonaro, is Brazil’s President, pushed in by Washington, a fascist with no respect for human life, as long as it is not his own, or that of... Read more »

HC refuses to hear 2G plea unless all trees planted

March 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it will not proceed with the 2G spectrum hearing until the accused, including Swan Telecom’s Shahid Usman Balwa, complied with its earlier order... Read more »