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  • Explainer: What is MISHTI, and why is mangrove conservation so important for India Feb 01, 2023 04:08 PM IST

    Explainer: What is MISHTI, and why is mangrove conservation so important for India

    Under the MISHTI scheme, mangrove plantation will be taken up along India’s vast coastline.

  • ‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Startups Shine in Tech Downturn Jan 30, 2023 08:21 PM IST

    ‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Startups Shine in Tech Downturn

    Climate tech is “one of the few bright spots in the economy and one of the few industries that tend to be extremely recession-resilient,” said Rick Zullo, an investor at the venture capital firm Equal Ventures.

  • How Assam’s Mising community is coping with floods through architectural design Jan 28, 2023 09:40 PM IST

    How Assam’s Mising community is coping with floods through architectural design

    To adapt and reduce disaster risk, the indigenous Mising community in Assam constructs and lives in traditional flood-resilient houses called chang ghors that are perched above the ground on bamboo stilts.

  • Human activity degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon forest: Study Jan 28, 2023 04:43 PM IST

    Human activity degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon forest: Study

    In a projection made by the team for 2050, the four degradation factors will continue to be major sources of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, regardless of the growth or suppression of deforestation of the forest.

  • How Budget 2023 could accelerate India’s transition to a greener economy Jan 28, 2023 03:45 AM IST

    How Budget 2023 could accelerate India’s transition to a greener economy

    Several positive climate and environmental measures are expected to be announced in the upcoming budget.

  • Joshimath sinking: Why environmentalists want India to rethink its hydropower projects Jan 22, 2023 03:48 PM IST

    Joshimath sinking: Why environmentalists want India to rethink its hydropower projects

    Hydropower has a role to play in producing low-carbon energy, but experts say projects must be planned carefully to limit their impact on the local environment and communities.

  • Oscars 2023 | 'The Elephant Whisperers': Co-cinematographer Anand Bansal on how everyone's honesty made the film singular Jan 21, 2023 12:39 AM IST

    Oscars 2023 | 'The Elephant Whisperers': Co-cinematographer Anand Bansal on how everyone's honesty made the film singular

    Kartiki Gonsalves' Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary short, 'The Elephant Whisperers', has been shot by four cinematographers, one of whom, Anand Bansal, speaks about wielding the camera and his various projects. The 95th Academy Awards' final results will be announced on March 13.

  • Globally, wildfires cost USD 50 bln every year; AI can help fight them: WEF Jan 16, 2023 07:59 PM IST

    Globally, wildfires cost USD 50 bln every year; AI can help fight them: WEF

    The US has experienced around 1.5 million wildfires since 2000 while in Australia, more than 3 billion animals were killed or displaced in the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

  • Why bird counts are crucial for conservation Jan 15, 2023 07:59 PM IST

    Why bird counts are crucial for conservation

    Crowdsourced information is increasingly being harnessed for better documentation and monitoring of India’s birds.

  • Why Are the California Storms Causing Sinkholes? Jan 15, 2023 07:50 AM IST

    Why Are the California Storms Causing Sinkholes?

    The relentless parade of atmospheric rivers since December has changed the state’s geological imagery.

  • RERA-registered ventures must be considered as ‘public interest projects’: Credai-NCR tells environment minister Jan 10, 2023 08:39 PM IST

    RERA-registered ventures must be considered as ‘public interest projects’: Credai-NCR tells environment minister

    The ban on construction activities due to pollution is not recognised by RERA, development authorities, or town planning department

  • MoS Ajay Bhatt reaches land subsidence-struck Joshimath Jan 10, 2023 03:17 PM IST

    MoS Ajay Bhatt reaches land subsidence-struck Joshimath

    Bhatt to hold discussions with officials about the damage done by land subsidence.

  • Polluted paradise: Kashmir’s worsening air quality is a risk for respiratory illnesses Jan 08, 2023 08:00 PM IST

    Polluted paradise: Kashmir’s worsening air quality is a risk for respiratory illnesses

    The air quality of Kashmir deteriorates drastically during winter, leading to health concerns for residents. According to a study, 4,750 people per 100,000 population suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, with air pollution being the leading risk factor.

  • Plea in High Court to constitute committee to look into sinking of Joshimath, rehabilitate people Jan 08, 2023 02:11 PM IST

    Plea in High Court to constitute committee to look into sinking of Joshimath, rehabilitate people

    Highlighting the woes of over 3000 people of Joshimath, the plea said cracks have developed in at least 570 houses due to continued land subsidence.

  • What Happened When the Bay Area Rejected Growth Jan 01, 2023 07:40 PM IST

    What Happened When the Bay Area Rejected Growth

    Activists, courts and local governments put an end to rampant sprawl in the Bay Area, but also made it nearly impossible to build the kind of dense in-fill development that would have been compatible with the new commitment to preserving open space, affordable for people with median-wage jobs.

  • Earth harbours 20,000,000,000,000,000 ants – and they weigh more than wild birds and mammals combined Jan 01, 2023 04:05 PM IST

    Earth harbours 20,000,000,000,000,000 ants – and they weigh more than wild birds and mammals combined

    Estimating ant numbers and mass provides an important baseline from which to monitor ant populations amid worrying environmental changes.

  • Delhi-NCR: Ban on coal, other unapproved fuels comes into force Jan 01, 2023 11:49 AM IST

    Delhi-NCR: Ban on coal, other unapproved fuels comes into force

    The NCR covers Delhi, 14 districts of Haryana, eight districts of Uttar Pradesh and two districts of Rajasthan.

  • ‘It Was Just a Crying Day’: Families Mourn Those Killed in the Storm Dec 28, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    ‘It Was Just a Crying Day’: Families Mourn Those Killed in the Storm

    Western New York is still digging out from a punishing holiday blizzard that has taken nearly 30 lives.

  • Yearender 2022: 10 biggest environmental moments of the year Dec 27, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    Yearender 2022: 10 biggest environmental moments of the year

    From the iconic cheetah’s return to India to the Russia-Ukraine war sparking a global energy crisis, 2022 has been a mixed bag for the environment.

  • Climate change threatens centuries-old oases in Morocco: See Pics Dec 26, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    Climate change threatens centuries-old oases in Morocco: See Pics

    Home to centuries-old oases that have been a trademark of Morocco, this region about 170 miles southeast of Marrakesh is reeling from the effects of climate change, which has created an emergency for the kingdom’s agriculture.

  • Post-COP15, India needs to align national goals with global framework: Experts Dec 26, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    Post-COP15, India needs to align national goals with global framework: Experts

    India will also have to ensure that areas under agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry are managed sustainably, in particular through the sustainable use of biodiversity, including through a substantial increase in the application of biodiversity-friendly practices, said Lahiri.

  • Environment Ministry asks Jharkhand govt to consider Jain community's representations on priority over Parasnath Hills issue Dec 24, 2022 09:32 AM IST

    Environment Ministry asks Jharkhand govt to consider Jain community's representations on priority over Parasnath Hills issue

    Sammed Shikharji, located on the Parasnath Hills in Giridih district of Jharkhand, is the biggest pilgrimage of the Jain community.

  • EU works on new legislation for user replaceable batteries Dec 23, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    EU works on new legislation for user replaceable batteries

    The new provisional agreement will require companies to have user replaceable batteries in their devices

  • Over Rs 118 crore diesel cost saved from April-November by using environment-friendly tech: ECoR Dec 23, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Over Rs 118 crore diesel cost saved from April-November by using environment-friendly tech: ECoR

    In HOG, power is drawn from an overhead electric supply and the power generator cars provide a noise-free and pollution-free environment for passengers in stations.

  • Aviator races to photograph all glaciers, take a look Dec 22, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Aviator races to photograph all glaciers, take a look

    As the climate clock ticks and glaciers melt, Garrett Fisher, in his tiny “Super Cub” aircraft, is looking to immortalise them. He is doing it to raise awareness, document it for posterity but most of all “because I love them”