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2007 review

Feature story | January 8, 2008 at 16:29

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

The Perils of Throw-Away Economy

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | January 10, 2018

The Plasticky Problem 500,000,000,000 per year. Wondering what that figure is? It’s the number of plastic bottles produced by the beverage industry around the world every.single.year. 500 billion bottles lovingly filled with...

MoEFCC: For People Or For Thermal Power Plants

Blog entry by Diya Deb | December 18, 2017

Last March, my family forced me to pay a visit to our doctor at Chittaranjan Park in Delhi for a diagnosis of my dry cough. It had been lingering for over two months. The doctor gave me a concerned look from behind his specs and asked...

There Is No Need For Genetically Modified Mustard, Thank You!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | December 23, 2016

Genetically modified crops do not increase production, so there is no need, period. Au contraire. A 2013 study comparing yields between North America, which adopted the same GM technology in Indian mustard and Western Europe, which in...

India's Burning Issue

Blog entry by Grace Saji | February 8, 2017

Waste burning is the most inadvisable first choice of waste disposal practice and yet, backyard waste burning and open waste burning near landfills are sights too familiar for an Indian. The contribution of open waste burning to the...

Why I Volunteer With Greenpeace

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | October 4, 2016

45 years ago, a bunch of activists embarked on an iconic journey in 1971 that would change the face of the environmental movement and formed what was to be Greenpeace. Our work today revolves around protecting forests, increasing use...

Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

How India’s Coal Power Expansion Triggered An Air Pollution Crisis

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | May 25, 2016

In New Delhi, where drivers routinely turn on their emergency indicators to be seen in the winter smog, the air pollution debate has largely focused on two sources of air pollution: cars inside the city and agricultural waste-burning...

Analysing the National Air Quality Index Platform

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 6, 2016

6 th April 2016 marks the first Anniversary of the launch of National Air Quality Index (NAQI) platform. The platform was adopted from similar platforms working in other regions such as the US, China and the EU. NAQI addresses the...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 3, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

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