Climate Change

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

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Low-Cost Vermicompost Instead of Inorganic Fertilizers | Hear from Small Farmers in the Kanha-Pench...

Vermicompost revived soil quality, reduced input costs, and made farmers self-sufficient through lockdowns.

The Obstacles on the Path to Accurate Monsoon Forecasting

As technical as the science may be, its accuracy—or the lack thereof—directly impacts Indians, many of whom take important livelihood decisions based on this data.

Mangroves, The Neglected Primary Responders For Tropical Storms

With more cyclones brewing over the Arabian Sea, states on India's west coast should revisit the role of mangroves in cyclone mitigation measures.

Leaving Carbon Footprints Abroad, and Getting Away With It

While over 100 countries have pledged to reach "net zero emissions" by 2050, they continue to finance carbon-intensive projects and supply chains abroad.

How Does India See Her Oceans?

Most of our “blue v/s economy” contests stem from the fact that climate change is making the ocean more unknown to us than before.

Using ACs to Cool Our Houses—and the Planet Too

By 2030 200 million Indians are expected to own an air conditioner. Given rising global temperatures, how can energy efficient ACs be made popular?

Millets, Green Leafy Vegetables and Ant Eggs: Diversifying Diets and Tackling Malnutrition with Traditional...

A solution to malnutrition in India lies in utilizing tribal communities' indigenous food systems within cross-sectional nutrition programmes.

Firefighting in the Forests: What Goes Wrong Every Year

If we know when and where forest fires are likely to occur in India, then why is managing them such a challenge for communities and the Forest Department?

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van Gujjar Experience

Colonial forestry in Uttarakhand excludes forest dwellers like the Van Gujjars from forest management, making them doubly vulnerable to raging forest fires.

Caring for the Special Needs of Adults and our Earth: Meet the Friends of...

“I have been here for 20 years... I know everything!” exclaims Deepak, without a hint of doubt in his voice. Although it hasn’t quite...