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Wetlands Rules 2016: A Damp Squib?

The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2016 seeks to shift the burden of protecting them from the center to the states and can lead...
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Yamuna: The Neglected Tide

The devastation left in the wake of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s event on the banks of this river has shown why cities need to...
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Toxic Flows the Ganga

Above: Devotees performing achamana in the river/Photo: UNI The NGT has pointed out that if cigarette packs can carry health warnings, people can also be...
Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Above: Heavy encroachment spills onto the banks of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Devprayag. Photo: Anil Shakya In two reassuring moves, both the NGT and the...
Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Above: Though lions are one of the mainstays of tourism in Gujarat, yet the state government has failed to take action for their welfare/Photo:...

The Price of Paris

Though India promised to reduce emissions at the Paris meet, it faces a huge financial hurdle of $2.5 trillion and several challenges before it...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
The Yamuna in Delhi is a sorry sight. Photo: Anil Shakya

Is this Life?

Though the Uttarakhand High Court has given an order granting “living entity” status to rivers Ganga and Yamuna, this will help save them only...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
Swachh Bharat: The Waste Land

Swachh Bharat: The Waste Land

India’s municipal solid waste (MSW) problems are solvable. They can be achieved by spending less than half the money currently allocated to municipal budgets...

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