Climate Change

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

Dissent and Solidarities: Analysing Free Speech for Environmental Activists

This is not the first time that this government has tried to muzzle free speech under the guise of applying "reasonable restrictions". What's more,...

A Port Expansion is the Latest Threat to the Ennore-Pulicat Wetlands

No Chennai resident can possibly forget the floods of 2015. The horrors of this natural disaster that impacted more than 30 lakh families, and...

Natural Springs, A Neglected Resource in India’s Water Management System

Natural springs have been a major water source and a vital part of the hydrological cycle for millennia. The very existence of springs has...

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionise Indian Agriculture

Each one of us is increasingly surrounded by applications that make use of artificial intelligence (AI)—whether that’s predictive typing on phones and laptops or...

Looking Beyond the Obvious: The Need to Conserve Genetic Diversity in Our Oceans

The world’s oceans and seas are home to about 5,00,000–10 million marine species, with up to 2000 new species described every year. However, many...

Understanding Biology for Better Conservation and Management of Sharks and Rays

Editor's note: this article contains images of captured fish. Reader's discretion is advised. There’s a group of animals that have roamed the earth for millions...

An Often Overlooked Contributor to Climate Change: Banks

When it comes to climate change’s enemies, there are the usual suspects: large carbon-intensive corporations, negligent governments, and of course, the climate change deniers....

Adaptation Innovation in the Face of Natural Disasters: An “Insurance Plus” for Farmers

As soon the Indian Meteorological Department issued warnings of Cyclone Nivar approaching off the Southwest Bay of Bengal, state governments kicked into damage control...

Solutions to the Smoke: Upcoming Alternates to Stubble Burning

If there is anything that can survive through the toughest of times, it is internet memes. Just as the capital city became smokier, my...

The Fight for Clean Air in the City of Joy

Over the years, Kolkata has celebrated Diwali and Kali Puja—which fall between October to November—with religious vigor, accompanied by the carefree bursting of fireworks....