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No water for drought-hit Maharashtra as thermal power plants prosper

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | March 22, 2013

Water was over. The sun was beating down our backs and a red-yellow, dried, mountain trail was around us. Our trek should have ended before sunrise, it was mid-day now. The desperate need for water was terrifying. Luckily we knew we'd...

Sea, dolphins and the Esperanza

Blog entry by Amrit Bakshi | March 22, 2013

Water has always been an element I have been in awe of. In the first 18 years of my life, I saw the sea only once. And fate, having that profound sense of irony that it has. Eventually placed me on a little boat on the Rainbow...

If Kumi will...will you?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 20, 2013

This year’s Earth Hour on March 23 is no ordinary Earth Hour. Climate change is being felt around the world - ravaging communities, destroying lives and livelihoods. We are running out of time, but we can still fix this. Energy...

The romance of local food

Blog entry by Bipasha Majumder | March 19, 2013

A village house in the desert district of Barmer, Rajasthan.  Photo: © Bipasha Majumder It was a chilly winter day and we were in a village close to the Pakistan border in the desert district of Barmer, Rajasthan. After a hectic...

News from Lifeboat Earth

Blog entry by David Seaton | March 14, 2013

A message written in debris from Hurricane Sandy reads 'Global Warming is Here' on the beach in a devastated area of New York The understanding of [human] warming and cooling influences on climate has improved since the Third...

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