Environment

Development and the Environment

Two Years, 18 Vessels, and Colossal Costs Later: Lessons from the Sahibganj Multimodal Terminal

Grandiose aside, the financial, social, and environmental viability of massive MMTs built on India’s inland waterways needs serious investigation and an honest rethink. Here’s why.

Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism

What transformed the humble millet into an exotic grain?

Budget Cuts for Five of India’s Environment Institutes Puts Research and Education in Jeopardy

How does financial and administrative disengagement impact wildlife and conservation education and research at India's top institutes?

One Health: The Need for Intersections Between Human, Animal and Environmental Health

This is an integrated approach to healthcare that can be adopted as a preventive measure against zoonotic diseases. But will One Health find its ground in India, or become yet another underexplored idea?

Does the Budget’s Push for Clean Energy Account for the 21.3 Million Indians Employed...

As the 2022 Budget pushes for renewable energy to replace polluting sources, long-term jobs must be generated at scale for a just transition.

Milking Money: Tracing How Religion Shapes Perceptions of India’s Dairy Industry

Indian cow slaughter prevention laws result in policies and movements that detrimentally impact human rights, animal welfare, and climate change.

The Different Hues of Green Painting the 2022 State Legislative Assembly Elections

How have contesting parties waging the 2022 state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur been talking ‘green’?

Milking Money: Why the Dairy Industry Is Proving To Be Expensive for India’s Farmers...

Shweta Sood explores the ₹11,35,700 crore Indian dairy industry’s foundations, and how it shapes incomes and the environment.

A Conservation of Convenience: State Apathy Towards Van Gujjars and Forest Rights in Uttarakhand’s...

What are the impacts of colonial conservation models on the Van Gujjars, a Muslim pastoral community historically living across Rajaji Tiger Reserve?

“Slow Onset” Climate Hazards Are Upon Us. How Are We Responding to Them?

There is a growing need to understand slow onset climate processes, especially for informing long-term adaptation policy measures to address the cumulative and compounding nature of their climate impacts.