This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.
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Camel milk inspires hope for herders
Camel milk, found to be a healthier option for people with diabetes and those with food allergies, can be the source of sustenance for camel rearers.
A traditional healer combines ancient wisdom and training for healing and livelihood
In Chhattisgarh, 39-year-old Sarojini Goyal is practicing as a traditional healer, trained by her parents, and then adding to it with certified courses in naturopathy and botany.
Fly ash in India: A free movement of toxicity to Bangladesh
Every year India exports nearly three million tons of fly ash to Bangladesh via Sundarban waterways but there are little precautions to handle fly ash spill.
Sankar and community dig canals to save Muthupet’s mangroves
Over the past 20 years, 54-year-old Sankar has mobilised the community and along with the forest department, they have been digging canals for regular tidal flow to keep soil salinity intact and preserve the mangroves of Muthupet.
After early success, Kerala stumbles in containing the COVID-19 pandemic
A section of health experts is urging the state government to step up action in the face of the worsening situation and involve medical professionals in policy making.
Multiple phases of mining in Ballari take a toll on its people and the environment
The transitions in the mining industry in Ballari have not matched the rehabilitation process of the environment and people in the region, which still awaits the promised development.
Illegal industrial and mining activities continue in great Indian bustard’s habitat in Maharashtra
Recently, a sugar factory and an electricity plant have been set up in the same area, within a few hundred meters from the GIB habitat.
Even with coal, strict air pollution control can prevent early deaths
The weaker enforcement of air pollution control policies leads to worse air quality and more health damages than those observed from limited enforcement of energy policies.
[Commentary] Access and Benefit Sharing provision of CBD can stifle mitigation of global pandemics
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the limitations of CBD and underscores the need for open sharing of genetic material and information.
Worsening floods in Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations
Soil compaction on land cleared for planting oil palm and rubber reduces the ground’s capacity to absorb rainwater, leading to surface runoff and flooding.