Environment

Development and the Environment

When Goa’s Tourism Season Meets the Olive Ridley Nesting Season

“It was a fairly windy winter evening on Morjim Beach in North Goa. Our team of students and local volunteers donning Olive Ridley T-shirts...

What if We Could Pay Farmers to Grow and Protect Forests?

COVID-19 is a global tragedy. However, what is of greater concern is that the pandemic is merely a symptom of a much larger problem:...

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?

Wilderness Conservation and a Flawed Imagination of Nature

Many of us have been sharing videos and photographs of “nature coming back” in the wake of the COVID-19 induced lockdown of normal human...

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

For Sangam Vihar’s Harijan Basti, Water Delivery Remains A Pipe Dream

Authored by Vibhuti Gour In the run-up to the 2020 Delhi Assembly polls on February 8th, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has guaranteed 24/7 piped...
October 2017 Bangalore/ Bengaluru flooding

Flooded Bengaluru: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Coauthored by Stuti Pachisia, Kartik Sundar and Chirag Chinnappa  “It only has to rain heavily for a short while for the city to get completely...

Environmental Data is Critical to Fighting the Climate Crisis: Data Stewardship Can Put It...

To fight the climate crisis, data stewardship presents possible pathways to responsibly unlock the value of environmental data while also safeguarding against misuse.

“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.

Divers’ Memories of Trochus Fishing in the Andaman Islands

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...