Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in

Energy Efficiency: How Cool is This?

Above: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in As cooling demands are set to rise, India becomes the...

Illegal Sprawl in Nainital: Paving Paradise

Above: (L to R) Taxis parked outside a hotel in Nainital/Photo Courtesy: www.bcmtouring.com There is much angst over a court directive that only after tourists...

Managing Disasters: Cyclonic Chaos

Above: Devastated coconut plantations in Tamil Nadu will take years to revive/Photo: Twitter/Gurumathavan The disaster struck by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu is an apt...
The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Definition of Aravallis: Saving the Ranges

Above: The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The centre has told the NGT that the definition of these...
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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...
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Taj Mahal: Monumental Decay!

Above: UP government’s vision document mentions the need to close polluting industries around Taj After repeated censures by the Supreme Court and the NGT, the...
Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu when Anita ended her life after she failed to clear the NEET. Photo: UNI

NEET: Nothing Neat Here!

The medical entrance exam has created so much turmoil in Tamil Nadu that the Supreme Court was forced to take note of it and...

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

Above: Tuticorin witnessed mayhem for 100 days this year due to the anti-Sterlite movement/Photo: UNI In a heartening move, the Madras High Court has set...
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...
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Aravallis: Landing a Deal

Above: The Aravallis are constantly facing onslaught from builders and the mining mafia. Photo: indiamike.com Government officials are trying to deforest over 52 acres in...

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