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Now, a Greener India

Now, a Greener India

14 January 2022

The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).

Mixed Bag Of Environmental Sustainability Rankings For India In 2021

Mixed Bag Of Environmental Sustainability Rankings For India In 2021

12 January 2022

India scores high on climate change and renewable energy, but sinks on climate risk and air quality rankings


Why Auroville Inhabitants Feel Their Human Unity Experiment Is Under Threat

In the middle of the eco-friendly habitat, residents have woken up to a shock of the construction of a Crownway road which threatens to damage the ambience of...

World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

13 January 2022

World Soil Day holds an important place in the preservation of our environment. On December 5th 2014, 7 years ago, this was celebrated first. This year's theme...


Poison In The Air: Delhi’s Worst Nightmare Comes True Again

It’s that time of the year when crop residue burning, Diwali fireworks and vehicular pollution turn Delhi into a gas chamber.

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28 October 2021
Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.


10 January 2022
'Science For Environment': MP Students Make Ganesha Idols That Can Purify Water

'Science For Environment': MP Students Make Ganesha Idols That Can Purify Water

They are using Potash Alum, a household compound. An idol of 1.5-2 feet using it can be made at a minimal cost of just Rs. 3.


11 January 2022
Keep Off The Grass: Don’t Kill Our Grasslands

Keep Off The Grass: Don’t Kill Our Grasslands

The grasslands are the most productive ecosystems, but they are the responsibility of none, they belong to all, neglected by all, controlled by none, and have...


11 January 2022
Sundarbans Struggles Under Waves Of Cyclones, Storm Surges

Sundarbans Struggles Under Waves Of Cyclones, Storm Surges

Devastating storm surges, increasing salinity, slow death of fishing and distressed inhabitants desperately bent on migration—the Sundarbans are in the last,...


11 January 2022
End Is Near: Save India From Climate Catastrophe

End Is Near: Save India From Climate Catastrophe

Will a rising sea submerge India’s coastal cities and villages in the future? Will climate change affect our monsoon, and the floods and droughts linked to...


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10 January 2022
Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are...


10 January 2022
'No Means, No !' After Landslides, Kinnaur Natives On Warpath Against Hydel Projects

'No Means, No !' After Landslides, Kinnaur Natives On Warpath Against Hydel Projects

'No means, No' is a powerful slogan coined by the locals in Kinnaur supported by some social and environmental groups to stop sanctioning of any new hydel...


11 January 2022
Rough Cut: One Man’s Battle Against Diamond Mining In Madhya Pradesh Forest

Rough Cut: One Man’s Battle Against Diamond Mining In Madhya Pradesh Forest

“To a man living around these forests, 34 million carats of diamonds have no meaning, all he’ll understand are the many zeroes…that is what his bank...


10 January 2022
India Should Not Carry Colonial Baggage In Addressing Environmental Issues

India Should Not Carry Colonial Baggage In Addressing Environmental Issues

Time is running out. India must revisit its spiritual roots to discover its own form of environmentalism


10 January 2022
Kinnaur: New Himalayan Hotspot For Man-Made Disasters?

Kinnaur: New Himalayan Hotspot For Man-Made Disasters?

Kinnaur is already identified as a high landslide and disaster-prone zone. And yet it is the hub of intense construction activity like hydropower and massive...


10 January 2022
The Beautification Of Sattal Lake: An Environmental Deathtrap

The Beautification Of Sattal Lake: An Environmental Deathtrap

The 'development' project has made the locals and the stakeholders concerned about the fragile ecosystem of the area as the Western Himalayan belt is...


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11 January 2022
Mixed Shots

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


11 January 2022
Javadekar Seeks Report On Illegal Axing Of Rosewood Trees In Kerala

Javadekar Seeks Report On Illegal Axing Of Rosewood Trees In Kerala

The state administration informed the Kerala High Court on Wednesday that a mafia was involved in tree felling and that what was uncovered in the probe was...


11 January 2022
Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Pious official rhetoric burns incandescently. World Environment Days come and go. Meanwhile, our hillside verdure routinely turns to cinder. Why?


11 January 2022
India’s Rank Slips Two Spots On 17 SDGs Adopted As 2030 Agenda

India’s Rank Slips Two Spots On 17 SDGs Adopted As 2030 Agenda

The new report revealed that India's rank was 115 last year and dropped by two places primarily because of major challenges like ending hunger and achieving...


11 January 2022
Desert Healer, Environmentalist And Conservationist: Himachal Man Leaves Behind An Evergreen Legacy

Desert Healer, Environmentalist And Conservationist: Himachal Man Leaves Behind An Evergreen Legacy

In Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, late AD Negi planted 30,000 trees, turning nearly 70 hectares of parched soil into a breathtaking green patch.


11 January 2022
Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

The unsystematic practice of Jhum with complete disregard for traditional ethics poses a grave threat to restoring the ecosystem of the land.


11 January 2022
Recovery From Pandemic Should Be Sustainable To Address Climate Change: Mattias Frumerie

Recovery From Pandemic Should Be Sustainable To Address Climate Change: Mattias Frumerie

Mattias Frumerie shares with Outlook’s Lola Nayar how carbon taxes and stimulus can play a significant role in shaping India's green recovery.


11 January 2022
Delhi High Court Dismisses Juhi Chawla's Plea Against 5G, Fines Rs 20 Lakh

Delhi High Court Dismisses Juhi Chawla's Plea Against 5G, Fines Rs 20 Lakh

The Delhi High Court in its Friday order said, 'It appears the suit was for publicity. Juhi Chawla circulated the link of the hearing on social media.'


11 January 2022
Weed Out The Brutish Colonisers

Weed Out The Brutish Colonisers

Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to biodiversity and human well-being, but are these invincible?


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Opinion

Now, a Greener India

Now, a Greener India

The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).

14 January 2022
Mixed Bag Of Environmental Sustainability Rankings For India In 2021

Mixed Bag Of Environmental Sustainability Rankings For India In 2021

India scores high on climate change and renewable energy, but sinks on climate risk and air quality rankings

12 January 2022
Why Auroville Inhabitants Feel Their Human Unity Experiment Is Under Threat

Why Auroville Inhabitants Feel Their Human Unity Experiment Is Under Threat

In the middle of the eco-friendly habitat, residents have woken up to a shock of the construction of a Crownway road which threatens to damage the ambience of Auroville - a quaint experiment of Human Unity.

13 January 2022
World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

World Soil Day holds an important place in the preservation of our environment. On December 5th 2014, 7 years ago, this was celebrated first. This year's theme is, 'Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity'.

13 January 2022
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