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The COP27 Presidency connected climate and biodiversity on Wednesday, marking the opening of Biodiversity Day at COP27. The day kicked off with a high-level opening on “Connecting Climate and Biodiversity” that set the agenda to address the urgent need for integrated responses at scale. The day also saw the launch of the ENACT initiative for […]
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By LMB Staff
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North-east India witnessed unusually heavy rainfall since May, resulting in one of the worst floods ever recorded in Assam. The unseasonal floods have caused mass destruction to the villages, crops, and houses of the local communities. LetMeBreathe brings you the stories of those hit by the devastating floods in Assam and why it is important […]
By Pritam Das
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Sunderbans has many Binas’ in its various corners. Women who have been impacted by livelihood losses arising out of climate conflict and unknowingly pushed into trafficking.    “A person called me while I was walking and tried to speak with me. And all of a sudden they made me inhale something, after which I don’t remember […]
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By Payel Sen
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a heartwarming speech, urges developed nations to deliver a clear-cut roadmap to address Loss & Damage and double adaptation support President Al-Sisi, COP-27 President Sameh Shoukry,  Excellencies, Dear friends, In just days, our planet’s population will cross a new threshold. The 8 billionth member of our human family will be […]
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By LMB Staff
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A little-known disease,  till about a month back, has now taken gigantic proportions in India. The lumpy skin disease (LSD) that affects cows especially has spread across 15 states in India from July to September 2022. According to the data from The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, over 20 lakh animals, and 97,435 […]
By Smitha Verma
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These youngsters have given many people life goals – on how to keep the planet clean and green. In the past three years, under the umbrella organisation Vrikshit, students from all over the country have got together to volunteer for clean-up drives. Their work isn’t just limited to the cities but has expanded to mountains, […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The indigenous community in Tamil Nadu, Kurumba is listed by the Union government as one of India’s Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups. The Kurumbas are primarily honey collectors, apart from doing small-scale farming for a living, marked by low-level literacy, and economic backwardness among other indicators. Saraswathi, a Kurumba Community member from Banagudi Village, says, “Our […]
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By Payel Sen
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The urgency to deal with the climate emergency at a global level has resulted in countries adopting a target driven approach to reduce carbon emissions through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As widely reported, India’s position as the third largest CO2 emitter has brought it under pressure to undertake ambitious emissions reduction. This has drawn India’s vast and diverse forest ecosystems […]
By Manju Menon
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“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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By Payel Sen
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Last week, a friend told me that Josh Apps – India’s Tiktok – had raised $800 million. Turns out that the parent company of Josh Apps, which also owns a news aggregator site, had raised about ₹ 6000 crores from venerable investors like the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Clearly, mainstream, seasoned and prudent institutional […]
By Mridula Ramesh
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The latest flagship UN report on climate change released on Monday calls for a now or never action plan. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 report highlights how the world has only a slim chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degree Celsius and is falling behind on its low-carbon footing.   Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across […]
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Actors, scientists, politicians, activists. All driven by a single purpose: the protection of our Planet Earth and the environment. Because we just have one planet. There are many personalities who are working constantly for the betterment of the planet. And on the occasion of Earth Day, Let Me breathe has made a few Twitter lists […]
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By Niharika Maggo
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Travel has the power to introduce people to new cultures and experiences. According to UN World Tourism Organization, 1.8 billion people are expected to travel internationally by the year 2030. The growth in tourism needs to be balanced with the needs of the environment and local citizens.  Keeping that in mind, Trip the Life Fantastic […]
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By Niharika Maggo
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According to the UN Factsheet, there are more than 370 million Indigenous people spread across 70 countries around the world. The word ‘Indigenous’ refers to the peoples or communities who originally inhabited land or place before it was conquered by the colonial societies. In other words, Indigenous peoples are the earliest known original or first […]
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By Soumi Ghosh
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Forest restoration is the action to re-instate ecological processes, which accelerate recovery of forest structure, ecological functioning and biodiversity levels towards those typical of climate forest. Climax forests are relatively stable ecosystems that have developed the maximum biomass, structural complexity and species diversity that are possible within the limits imposed by climate and soil and without continued […]
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By arsath ajmal
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Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting festival is celebrated in the month of July to spread awareness about forest conservation and the environment. Well-known preschool education organization, TreeHouse however believes that early and sustained exposure to Nature can help children cultivate a deep and lasting environmental awareness. As Rajesh Bhatia, Founder and CEO of TreeHouse says, […]
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Today, unlike in the past we hear of floods and Cyclonic Storms even in the Hill States like North East and many hill stations. The most recent one we have witnessed was on the first of May, 2016 where a cyclonic storm racing 150-160 Km. per hour destroyed thousands of buildings, uprooted many old tress […]
By Nuklu Phom
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Uganda in East Africa is home to over 1.4 million refugees who are part of an influx caused by political and economic instability, war and violence in neighboring countries like South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Uganda is also currently battling the debilitating impact of COVID-19. At such a tough time, an […]
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“Documenting wildlife has been one of the biggest joys of my life. It’s just that time in your life when you think ‘wow, this moment is absolutely worth this. There is nothing I would rather do, but then do just this,” says Nikhil Virdi. He adds, “ever since we have, what we call man-made and […]
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As we witness World Rainforest day on June 22 every year, we all must be aware of the need for the conservation of rainforests around the world. as much as these evergreen canopies provide life on this planet to a variety of species, consisting of about ninety percent invertebrates and a third of bird species […]
By Eshita Gupta
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I would like to start off by narrating an incident from my life. These were my initial days in Mumbai. One evening, I returned to my room from college. As soon as I opened the door and stepped my foot inside the room, I sensed a huge difference and disconnection. The air outside the room […]
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By Shambhavi Yamgar
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Look around and you’ll find not one or two, but tons and tons of elements of nature and I chose to keep them in my camera. Wildlife and nature photography is one most exciting fields as it captures one of the most dynamic elements of the environment- wild flora and fauna. During my college days, I became […]
By Gaurab Talukdar
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I was born and bought up in a village surrounded by rich biodiversity. I spent most of my childhood playing around the rivers and forest. I have a strong bonding with the wildlife around me. Days go by and slowly, I have been witnessing the changes in biodiversity around. Due to the unending desire of […]
By Serlibon Timungpi
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Biodiversity by the Bay’s campaign #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves launched a virtual gallery on World Environment Day (June 5th) to showcase the diverse artworks that the movement has received from young creatives in support of Mumbai’s unique green ecosystems. The campaign to create a conversation around Mumbai’s rich biodiversity began on 22 April (Earth Day). Over the course […]
By Ministry of Mumbai's Magic
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This forest officer has been guarding wildlife in India for three decades. Meet Madan Singh Bisht a range officer from Uttarakhand who has been working on environment conservation. With poachers, smugglers, human encroachment in forests and human-wildlife conflicts continue, these forest officers have been trying to save the endangered species. One of nature’s frontline workers, […]
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When the nation encountered repercussions of the novel corona virus for the first time, the improving condition of our environment was the only silver lining amidst a sea of despair and anguish. Images of clear skies and waterways, dwindling road traffic and wildlife unfettered by human activity have been therapeutic, to say the least. We […]
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By Bikrant Tiwary
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I was born and brought up in a small village in the South West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. We have almost lost everything due to the declination of forest areas and the pollution of rivers in our area. My father, who was awarded as a conservationist who brought up the idea to conserve and […]
By Goldenstar Thongni
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An environmentalist from Nagaland’s remote Longleng district has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar. Nuklu Phom founded the Lemsachenlok Society that has worked towards sensitizing locals about these rare falcons Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen a successful conservation story in the Northeast. The award […]
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As the ongoing pandemic rages across India’s cities and villages, an ecological crisis persists to threaten the country’s wildlife habitats and forests. Rampant afforestation, shrinking animal corridors,  incessant forest fires, endangered wildlife, and a depleting green cover are all signs of the dysfunctional relationship between human beings and the environment. To remind us of what we […]
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The ongoing pandemic, increasingly frequent environmental disasters and the humanitarian crises triggered by an unstable ecology led The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to publish a significant study this April. The data showed how disasters linked to climate change worsen poverty, hunger and access to natural resources, stoke instability and even violence. The […]
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By LMB Staff