Environment

Development and the Environment

In the Dam Safety Bill 2019, the Devil Lies in the Details

To what extent does the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 prevent damages to dams that can turn into disasters?
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Life in Traffic, Not Fantastic: Why Are Bengaluru’s Roads So Bad?

The poor condition of Bengaluru's roads are well-documented and have been groaned about since time immemorial. Roads are laid in the city only to be dug up again, leaving commuters stuck in traffic for hours on end. But why are Bengaluru's roads so bad? Who is responsible for them? And why is this such a persistent problem?

Caged and Cramped Animals, Pandemic-Hit Revenues: Why Does India Still Have Zoos?

When animals’ lives are compromised in poorly monitored zoos, why does India continue to operate them?

“Our Handwriting May Be Bad, But Our Message is Clear”: Doctors Are Worried About...

What roles can doctors play in communicating the ill effects of air pollution to patients, and can their role go beyond hospitals?

How India Should Prepare for COP26’s Met and Unmet Climate Adaptation Finance Demands

With some climate finance demands at COP26 unmet, how should developing countries like India make use of international climate finance efficiently?

“Yearly Investment in Solar Energy Needs to Double this Decade”: ISA’s Jagjeet Sareen on...

"We need to mobilize solar investment at unprecedented rates to ensure that our installed capacities can balance an ever-increasing demand," added Sareen.

As India Announces Carbon Neutrality by 2070, Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the...

This article is produced under the aegis of Climate Tracker’s Online COP26 Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship, awarded to The Bastion's Environment Lead Vaishnavi Rathore....

Seeking Rural Futures in the Northeast by Rethinking ‘Development vs Forests’

In the North East Region of India, forests have long been a site of struggle between people seeking to profit off its rich biodiversity...
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India At COP26: “The World’s Best Last Chance to Get Runaway Climate Change Under...

Shikha Bhasin and Bhasker Tripathi explain the past, present, and future of India’s climate negotiations at the Conference of the Parties.
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What is the future of India’s forests? Explaining the proposed Forest Conservation Act...

Decoding the new recommendations to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980, and its impact on our forests and forest-dependent communities.