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Development and the Environment

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India

Research & Scripted by Isha Malaviya Presented & Edited by Sumit Krishna  The 8 states that make up Northeast India are home to more than 200...

India’s Reported Heat Wave Deaths Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Between 1992 to 2015, heat waves caused between 400 to 3000 deaths per year. However, these death numbers are gravely underreported, something which has caught the eye of the government too. Why are heat-related illnesses and deaths under-reported, and what impact does this data gap have on preparing for this extreme weather event?

Tapping the Buzz of Bee-keeping in the Nilgiris

Updated on 20 July 2021 Any basic biology textbook will teach you that bees, being key crop pollinators, are crucial for a region’s biodiversity. Pollinators...

From a Bird’s-Eye View

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore | This article is the second instalment of Vaishnavi's series 'Ecology and the City', which explores how complications in urban...

Achieving Sustainable Development by Accelerating Gender Equality

Gender Equality is the lever for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We Can’t Talk About The Environment Without Talking About Indigenous People’s Rights

Written by Purnima Singh | This article was originally published on Feminism in India and has been reproduced on The Bastion with full permission.  From rallying for climate action...

Infrastructure Projects In and Around Protected Areas Need to Be Held Financially Accountable

This is Part Two of #FinancingDevelopment, a series analysing the finances behind India’s development journey, in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Accountability. Read...

The Making of Increasing Tiger Attacks in the Sundarbans: Common Forest Dependencies, No Compensation,...

In February 2022, West Bengal’s Forest Department entrusted the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to look into the causes behind the surge in human-tiger conflict in the Sundarbans. The answer lies in the interplay between forest livelihoods, the pandemic, weak social security recourse post-attack, and the history of conservation in these mangroves.

Construction Mud Puts Settlements on the Edge of Eviction in Yamuna Khadar

New Delhi's Central Vista Redevelopment Project puts Yamuna Khadar's settlements on the edge of eviction.

The Bastion Dialogues: Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

Dr Arunabha Ghosh (AG), founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), is a prominent figure in the energy and environment development...