Environment

Development and the Environment

Using ACs to Cool Our Houses—and the Planet Too

By 2030 200 million Indians are expected to own an air conditioner. Given rising global temperatures, how can energy efficient ACs be made popular?
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Why and How Can We Amplify Traditional Knowledge? With Archana Soreng

Using traditional knowledge is a must if we are to make serious efforts at environmental conservation; indigenous citizens and communities often have insight and...

Adaptation Innovation in the Face of Natural Disasters: An “Insurance Plus” for Farmers

As soon the Indian Meteorological Department issued warnings of Cyclone Nivar approaching off the Southwest Bay of Bengal, state governments kicked into damage control...

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’?

Even Your Recycled Synthetic T-Shirt is Killing the Fish in the Ocean

A few weeks ago, I watched the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher which follows film producer Craig Foster’s journey as he meticulously tracks a...
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Prods & Pleas: What Can Courts Do in the Battle Against Climate Change? with...

The judicial system can be a vital tool in the battle against climate change, if used in the right manner. But what is the 'right manner'?

A Little Less Climate Science, a Lot More Climate Communication

Reports on climate change are not easy to comprehend. This creates a communication gap between scientists and the masses, especially those directly impacted by climate change.
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50 Shades of Blue (Economy)

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Aarathi Ganesan   In-Depth  For many developing countries, economic growth is facilitated by a booming manufacturing sector. Yet, in light of increasing...

Can Land Consolidation Prevent Encroachment and Evictions in Delhi’s Lal Dora Villages?

In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.

Fifth Amendment to Fly Ash Notification Does Little To Address the Ecological Dangers of...

Recent amendments to the 1999 fly ash notification by the MoEFCC do not sufficiently address the ecological consequences of thermal energy.