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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 June 2021
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?

15 July 2021

India’s Revenant Forests

The country’s programme for restoration of lost green cover makes no sense. Neither on paper nor on the ground.

From Seed To Forest

From Seed To Forest

The slow road of ecological restoration

15 July 2021

Eviction During Pandemic: No Relief For Nomads Of J&K

Attack on nomad community of J&K has become a new normal which has has again brought focus on the Forest Rights Act.

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03 April 2021
The Family Boar

The Family Boar

A woman in love with a wild boar? Unable to cope with forcible separation? This is not mythology, but a signifier of the Adivasi credo of life.


07 March 2021
Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Simlipal National Park in Odisha has been ravaged by forest fires for the past two weeks. It is one of Asia's largest biosphere reserves


13 January 2021
Assam: Mob Allegedly Attacks Forest Department Officials, Six Injured

Assam: Mob Allegedly Attacks Forest Department Officials, Six Injured

Violence broke out in Assam's Kokrajhar district, after a mob clashed with forest department officials on Wednesday


07 January 2021
Rights Of Nature

Rights Of Nature

Conferring an abstract set of ‘rights’ on Planet Earth, at the cost of the poorest humans, is a new elite manoeuvre for control


07 January 2021
In Search Of Sadda Haq

In Search Of Sadda Haq

A disabled doctor fighting for wages, an interfaith couple marrying against parents’ wishes, two ­lovers fighting for what they wouldn’t have to fight for...


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05 June 2020
World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas

World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas

Prakash Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and...


28 February 2020
Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

As market forces gain strength, spiritual beliefs alone aren’t sufficient to protect the Mangar Bani from assaults by powerful commercial, political and...


21 February 2020
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa Courts Controversy Once Again, This Time Over Forest Ministry

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa Courts Controversy Once Again, This Time Over Forest Ministry

Karnataka's new Forest minister Anand Singh’s election affidavit lists 15 pending criminal cases—11 filed by the Karnataka Lokayukta under the Mines and...


13 January 2020
Folk And The Forest: Commercialisation Of Tribal Art And Its Consequences

Folk And The Forest: Commercialisation Of Tribal Art And Its Consequences

Mixing music and nature may seem like the perfect cocktail of goodness, but it is time to take a hard look at the toxic consequences of music festivals in the...


25 November 2019
24 Hours In Life Of Anil And Pamela Malhotra: Life In Lap Of Wilderness, Surrounded By Elephants

24 Hours In Life Of Anil And Pamela Malhotra: Life In Lap Of Wilderness, Surrounded By Elephants

Foresters Anil and Pamela Malhotra have found peace among the coffee plantations of Coorg. Embracing nature has been their passion


29 September 2019
In Sundarbans, Rajib Naskar Risks His Life To Prevent Man-Tiger Conflicts

In Sundarbans, Rajib Naskar Risks His Life To Prevent Man-Tiger Conflicts

Driven by unfathomable poverty and need, the villagers living near the Sundarbans often illegally venture into the forests to fish and catch crabs, becoming...


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17 September 2019
Indonesia Sends More People, Aircraft To Battle Forest Fires

Indonesia Sends More People, Aircraft To Battle Forest Fires

Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.


30 August 2019
Apocalypto

Apocalypto

The vast Brazilian jungle in the lush Amazon rainforest is critical to the health of the planet. In the past 50 years, the forest has lost at least 17% of its...


26 August 2019
British PM Boris Johnson Pledges 10 Mn Pounds For Fire-Ravaged Amazon

British PM Boris Johnson Pledges 10 Mn Pounds For Fire-Ravaged Amazon

The pledge came after French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting the summit, said Sunday that world leaders had agreed to help the countries affected by...


25 August 2019
Brazil Deploys 44,000 Troops To Fight Amazon Fires Amid International Outcry

Brazil Deploys 44,000 Troops To Fight Amazon Fires Amid International Outcry

On Saturday, several helicopters along with police, military troops, firefighters and volunteers on the ground worked to extinguish fires in Bolivia's...


08 July 2019
I Know Many Who 'Made Millions' By Destroying J&K Forests, See Their Bungalows In Delhi: Governor SP Malik

I Know Many Who 'Made Millions' By Destroying J&K Forests, See Their Bungalows In Delhi: Governor SP Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik said there were places in Kashmir, which had zero level of pollution only because of the plantation.


05 April 2019
Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire; Nearly 4,000 People Evacuated

Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire; Nearly 4,000 People Evacuated

Fanned by strong winds, the forest fire quickly spread through the mountainous area, incinerating 400 homes and 500 hectares of land, according to the...


02 March 2019
Home Is Where The Hearth Is...

Home Is Where The Hearth Is...

...but more than million people face eviction from forest land after a Supreme Court order


12 February 2019
Gujarat Govt Confirms Presence Of Tiger In State After 3 Decades

Gujarat Govt Confirms Presence Of Tiger In State After 3 Decades

It was in the year 1989 that a tiger was last seen in the state of Gujarat.


12 February 2019
India, China Leading In Greening On Land Worldwide: NASA Study

India, China Leading In Greening On Land Worldwide: NASA Study

The NASA study has observed that the world is a greener place now than it was 20 years ago.


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