Conservation and Development

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

ONGC

What the Frack: Is India Ready for Shale?

Co-authored by Sunalika Singh and Charith Reddy  As the third largest consumer of energy in the world, India is far from energy independence; with the...

Of Governance and Garbage

Written by Ahan Bezbaroa  With rousing revelations, such as the IPCC’s recent Special Report that identified 1.5 degrees Celsius as the limit to which the...
Andaman and Nicobar

The Curious Case of Andaman and Nicobar’s Degraded Coral Reefs

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Avantika Bunga  Coral reefs and marine environments across the world are facing increased pressure from fast-developing blue economies and lacklustre...
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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)...
The Bastion

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....
The Bastion

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...
The Bastion

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...
The Bastion

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...
India Prison

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...
India Forests

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....