Articles by Environment & Ecology

Mine Your Own Business: Centre's Push For Self-Sufficiency In Coal Revives Debate Over Cost Of Development

The Centre may hope that opening up the coal blocks for commercial exploitation will bring in swift financial benefits for the country’s stagnating economy. However, will the gains really be worth the ecological and human cost they’ll extract?

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Busting Old Myths About Proteins

If you thought protein only came from a non-vegetarian diet, here's some news for you

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Dead Xihu’s Tears: Oil India’s Gas Well Blowout In Assam Puts People, Wildlife In Danger

Inability of Oil India Ltd to plug a gas leak after a blowout in a well in eastern Assam prompted authorities to relocate nearly 2,500 residents away from the site recently.

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In Quest For ‘Black Gold’, Why Dehing Patkai, Amazon Of The East, Is Gasping For Life

Coal India Limited has been mining in the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary since 2003. As it seeks further clearances, opposition intensifies

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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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