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Farmer couple on a green mission

A two-acre plot in Kuravapulam village of Nagapattinam, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is home to India’s various traditional crop varieties. While indigenous crop cultivation is vanishing from the country’s conscience, owners of this piece of land hope to spread the importance of healthy farming to all consumers. These traditional seeds have been […]

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Coping with climate change and eco-anxiety

You must have heard of a man who asked Canada for a medically assisted suicide due to his anxiety about the planet. Yes, we are talking about Howard Breen, the 68-year-old eco-activist known for super-gluing himself to log booms, stopping air traffic on tarmacs, and hunger strikes. In 2017, Breen was diagnosed with clinical eco-anxiety […]

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A drought-free village of India

In the arid and dry landscape of Rajasthan, a village in Northern India, which is two hours away from the state capital Jaipur has proven to be completely drought-proof. Village Lapodiya stands out as a lush green oasis. Reason being small structures called ‘chaukas’ (a method for harvesting rainwater, typically used in arid areas that […]

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Delhi’s electric buses a hit with German Embassy representatives

When Sebastian Fuchs decided to hop on to the newly-launched air-conditioned electric bus in Delhi, the idea was to have a fun ride and spread awareness around the initiative. Sebastian, the German Embassy spokesperson in Delhi, along with press officer Zainab went on a ride in the newly-launched electric bus in Delhi and shared their […]

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Green steel and the art of decarbonisation

There’s a small revolution brewing up in the steel industry. The need for clean steel is inching its way up with large corporations like JSW in India to Bill Gates-backed startup Boston Metal from Massachusetts in the US working around it. Something as universal as steel, with everything from construction industry to aerospace dependent on […]

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Solar energy: Your way towards sustainability

With the ever growing energy demand and the need to mitigate climate change, a reliable, cost-effective, and everlasting renewable energy source is the need of the hour. Solar energy, among other renewable sources of energy, has been inching its way up as a promising energy source to manage long-term energy crises. The sun emits enough […]

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Let’s move beyond climate doom

The last report from the UN climate experts showed that without drastic action soon, Earth could become unlivable in many places. The report provided new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the next decade, and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas […]

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India’s work around preserving biodiversity

“For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity” Wordsworth’s verses on getting wiser and learning the relation between nature and humanity is a reminder how humans have been thoughtlessly exploiting mother earth through the years. The International Day […]

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Racing their way to Net Zero

Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times, discusses Race for Tomorrow, his new book on the global scramble to respond to climate change on our new weekly show ‘Climate Course Correction’. Mundy began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the FT and spent seven years in Asia, heading […]

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Green bonds catching up fast in India, says ASSOCHAM

In a recent study by India’s top non-governmental trade association, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), India’s green bond issuance is expected to reach new milestones in 2022, following an exceptionally strong 2021 which saw financing of USD 6.11 billion through these instruments, in the first 11 months of the year. […]

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The habit changer bags

Would we like to swap single-use plastic bags with cloth bags? We certainly do. We however often forget to carry cloth bags before heading out to shop?  What happens next? We are back with more single-use plastic bags.  A Delhi-based NGO ‘Why Waste Wednesdays’ created a method for people to borrow cloth bags from the […]

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Hope for a planet in peril

“[…] hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. I say it because hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.”   (Rebecca Solnit, “Hope in the Dark”)  Across the globe we are witnessing debilitating heat waves, unusually cold days in summer, and […]

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UK set to conduct a plastic census

In an innovative and citizen engaging move, thousands of people in the UK will count their plastic waste for a week in a national survey to figure out how much they consume. Around 140,000 people across the UK are expected to participate in this survey. The count, put together by the organisation Everyday Plastic and […]

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Climate change will put 73 million Indians at risk from hunger in 2030

A report released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), recently, stated as a result of climate change, India’s food production could drop 16 per cent. The number of those at risk for hunger could increase 23 per cent by 2030. These projections are part of a model used to evaluate the impact of […]

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Stay alert against heatwave, warn experts

As the deadly heatwave makes its appearance again across northern India and Pakistan, one can’t ignore the extreme climatic conditions anymore. As per India’s weather department, heatwave spells are likely to prevail over northwest and central India during the next four days. Recent analysis by climate scientists has directly connected the heatwave with human-caused climate change. Temperatures are forecast to rise […]

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