July 01, 2022
Cups, Straws, Spoons: India Starts on Single-use Plastic Ban
By Aniruddha Ghosal
As a first step, India has identified 19 plastic items that aren't very useful but have a high potential to become litter, including plastic cups, straws, and ice cream sticks.
June 01, 2022
Decades of Resistance: An Indian Community’s Struggle Against a Polluting Steel Plant
By Prasant Paikray
For two decades, the village of Dhinkia has pushed back against plans for destructive, polluting “development projects” in the area.
December 11, 2021
Loktak Lake: The Human and Environmental Costs of Hydropower
By Eileen McDougall
A dam in Manipur showcases the long-term impact on both ecology and local communities.
December 14, 2020
Mystery Disease in Indian Town Leaves Experts Baffled
By Sudha Ramachandran
While the situation in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh is now contained, the disease has once again drawn attention to water contamination, a common Indian problem.
December 11, 2019
New Strategy to Tackle Floods and Erosion in India’s Disaster Prone Northeast
New measures can work to prevent disaster in this region.
September 06, 2019
Mumbai's Last Jungle Under Threat
By Angel L Martínez Cantera
A metro project threatens one of the city’s last green spaces and the tribal people who live there.
August 08, 2019
India's First Environmentalists
By Sugato Mukherjee
Since the 15th century, the Bishnoi community in Rajasthan has been devoted to environmental protection.
May 29, 2019
A Man on a Mission to Save India's Sparrows
By Avinash Giri and Vishal Arora
Sparrows are threatened with extinction. One lawyer from Uttar Pradesh is trying to prevent that.
July 19, 2018
The Taj Mahal: Monumental Neglect
By Neeta Lal
India's top court threatens to “shut down” India's most iconic monument unless action is taken to restore it.
July 02, 2018
Rooting for the Trees: India’s Capital Awakens to Its Ecological Challenges
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Recent protests against tree cutting underline Delhi’s problems with pollution.
May 15, 2018
Assam’s Elephant Emergency
By Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
In northeastern India, human-elephant conflict is getting worse as forest resources dwindle.
May 09, 2018
Dying Young in Mumbai’s Slum Rehabilitation Camp
By Priyanka Borpujari
Mahul was supposed to be an escape from the slums. Then the sicknesses started.