Articles by Environment & Ecology

Food System By The Numbers: Prepare To Be Startled

It's time to align our diets with the environment, or face the consequences

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Odisha Adopts Champion's Vision to Safeguard its Biodiversity

An inspiring story of an economist turned environmentalist who has been showing the way to sustainable agriculture, forest conservation and proper use of natural resources

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Bangalore's 200 Lakes: How A Boon Became A Bane

Litigation over the upkeep of Bangalore's lakes within its municipal limits is a perennial issue, encroachment and sewage inflow being the main challenges

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A Plastic Chokehold

About two months after the buzz about a natio­nal ban on single-use plastics made headlines, the government has come up with the semb­lance of a definition for ‘single-­use plastic’ and a time-frame for phasing it out.

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Subansiri Hydel Project: Disaster On The Cards?

After a eight-year gap, work on the Subansiri dam has resumed much to the unhappiness of activists. Project cost has spiraled from Rs 6,900 crore in 2005 to 20,469 crore in 2019!

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Diversity Is The Challenge

Nutrition security for all demands equity as the cornerstone of development

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OPINION | Bureaucratic Hurdles And Mismanagement Of Water Resources Recipes For Disaster

Vested interests and the absence of a people-oriented approach have led to repeated destruction like floods. How often are we going to ignore our constitutional rights, asks Madhav Gadgil

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OPINION | 'In Deep Freeze? From Fish To Hydrocarbons, India Have A Lot To Claim In Antarctica'

While India has no territorial claims over Antarctica, strategic and geopolitical interests over the two polar areas of the world cannot be ruled out, feels Rasik Ravindra

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OPINION | 'The Current Of Destruction Is Strong, Even The Ganga Has Not Been Spared For Political Gains'

Siddharth Agarwal, who walks along rivers across India, feels the common man is being left in the lurch as urban desires will not solve the core issues confronting the rivers of India

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Why Our Water Makes Us Cry?

Acute shortages, increased demand, huge damages due to annual floods and droughts, and extreme contamination define the looming water scarcity

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