Monday, October 19, 2020


    Smoke from stubble burning in Punjab may aggravate COVID-19 symptoms

    Stubble burning in Punjab has annually been cited as the main contributor to the smog in Delhi and parts of northern India in pre-winter...

    Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

    The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for...

    Beekeeping empowers women, brings in honey and lush kitchen gardens

    From Maharashtra to Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh a network of more than nine hundred women are working as beekeepers, to improve rural incomes and create sustainability.

    TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in 2020 includes Indigenous Waorani leader

    Nemonte Nenquimo, a leader of Ecuador’s Indigenous Waorani nation, has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020 for her work in defending her people’s territory in the Amazon Rainforest against the extractive industry.

    Some hope for Rajasthan’s silicosis victims but many challenges

    After a long wait, in 2019, the government of Rajasthan announced the welfare policy for mine and factory workers who suffer from silicosis.

    Predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the Moon affect native wildlife

    Humans have long been inspired and transfixed by the Moon, and as we’re discovering, moonlight can also change the behaviour of Australian wildlife. A collection...

    Suffering in the town powering India’s nuclear dreams

    In Jharkhand’s Jaduguda region, which has India’s oldest uranium mines, local communities narrate stories of suffering due to degrading health and the environment. The government, however, denies any ill-impact of uranium mining on people.

    How Rhizophora mangroves on Car Nicobar islands fought back a rapid sea-level rise in...

    Historically, mangroves in the Andaman and Nicobar islands may have undergone numerous sudden sea-level changes due to four major earthquakes. That may have imparted a certain degree of resilience to the mangroves, the study said.

    The Urgency of Revising Sustainable Development Goals in a Fast Deteriorating Situation

    It is a pressing demand of our times that we rework on the goals of sustainable development and take into account the challenges posed by a fast deteriorating situation.

    Chhattisgarh government’s flip-flop on forest rights

    In May 2020, the Chhattisgarh government had made the state forest department the nodal agency for Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRR). The decision was reversed in June 2020 after protests.

    The Latest