Conservation and Development

Analyzing the ever-growing battle between environmental conservation and development goals.

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Oil on Troubled Waters: The Environmental Impact of Proposed Oil Drilling in Alaska

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan, Gopika Kumaran and Sunalika Singh The Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been a political battleground between environmentalists and (politically backed)...
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Mapping the Illegal Trade of Wildlife on Social Media

Co-authored by Avantika Bunga and Kartik Sundar The internet’s capacity to enable anonymity has attracted a slew of users who use it for illicit gains....
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Weighing Priorities within India’s Coastal Contests

Co-authored by Kanishk Srinivasan and Pratik Purswani  Coastal Regulation Zones (CRZs) attempt to address the vagaries of development along India’s coastline. Before 1991, very little...
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Earth Overshoot Day: Managing the Ecological Bank Balance

Co-authored by Pratheek Rebello and Pratik Purswani  Do you know that every year, you end up spending more than you earn? In fact, on the 1st...
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Noah’s Gene Bank: New Directions for Wildlife Conservation

Written by Tanay Gokhale Researched by Avantika Bunga   Phrases such as ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ feature in mainstream media discourse on the daily. Environmental...
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The Green Mile: Reintegrating India’s Inmates

Written by Aishwarya Birla Prisons are seen as repositories for those who are aberrations in society, outcasts due to their unlawful acts. The Indian criminal...
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Forest Development, but at Whose Cost?

Written by Armaan RM India became a world-leader in agroforestry when it became the first country to adopt a National Agroforestry Policy, back in 2014....
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La-cost of Fast Fashion

The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year. Its contribution to environmental degradation is...
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To Live or to Let Live? River Cauvery Is Lost for Words

Co-authored by Chirag Chinnappa, Gopika Kumaran and Aishwarya Birla  Pushed to the edge, the Cauvery river is the latest to join the growing list of...
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Who’s the Smelliest of Them All?

Written by Armaan RM  Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in India became a public and administrative grievance after the economic development and rapid urbanization that...