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The effect of climate change on India and the policies and actions that are needed to counter it.

“With Dehradun’s Airport Expansion, We are Shooting Ourselves in the Foot”

Two years ago, drivers on the Doiwala-Rishikesh-Dehradun road were in for a surprise. An elephant walked onto the road. Traffic was disrupted and people...

Smartphone Apps for Smarter River Monitoring

In mid-October every year, holy water is believed to spring at Talacauvery, nestled in Karnataka's Kodagu district. This site is famously known bas the...

Mainstreaming Climate Change in India through Climate Budgeting

In 2015, the Indian government submitted its climate mitigation and adaptation targets via the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention...
What Role Do Adivasi Youth & Women Play in Conservation? With Archana Sorengvideo

What Role Do Adivasi Youth & Women Play in Conservation? With Archana Soreng

Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav The climate crisis, as we have known for a while now, affects us all. However, some groups and individuals are...

Building Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure For An Uncertain Tomorrow

₹6,048 crores—this is the cost of the total damage caused by cyclone Nisarga when it hit Maharashtra this June. This huge loss isn’t a...

Delayed Today for a Disaster Tomorrow: Communicating Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest existential threat to mankind; the possible impacts are so severe and profound that they are even beyond one’s comprehension....

What if We Could Pay Farmers to Grow and Protect Forests?

COVID-19 is a global tragedy. However, what is of greater concern is that the pandemic is merely a symptom of a much larger problem:...

Cannabis for a Crisis? How Hemp Can Help India

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed a struggling economy into a full-blown recession. Acute agrarian distress may have been tempered by good monsoons, but the...

African Swine Fever, COVID-19, & Floods: How NGOs & Volunteers Are Organising Relief During...

While the country tackles the pandemic, in Assam, COVID-19 is just one amongst three disasters the state has faced this year.  Early in February, Assam...

Polluting for Protection: The Story of Our Plastic Consumption during a Pandemic

A wholly unintentional (and welcome) consequence of global lockdowns and travel restrictions is the positive impact they can have on the environment, right from...