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Speedy uptake of five-star rated fans needs government push to make them affordable, say experts
India can reduce its electricity consumption by scaling up the sale and distribution of five-star rated fans and making them affordable.
The potential of mini-grids as a sustainable and economical alternative for global electrification
Mini-grids are being regarded as a solution for energy poverty, especially at a time when grid connectivity is decelerating.
Behind Punjab’s smoke screen, Madhya Pradesh’s stubble burning problem goes unnoticed
Rather than tackling the problem of stubble burning across the country, the focus is on Delhi and surrounding areas, suggests data.
How animals negotiate shared resources in the wild
Intraguild interactions refer to certain behaviours among wild species that share common resources. Ranging from competition to coexistence, these behaviours influence everything from species persistence to ecosystem functioning.
The endangered gharial’s conservation crisis highlighted after death of a male in Nepal
Male gharials are vital for the survival of the species, which has a skewed sex ratio and faces threats from habitat loss and poaching.
Two recent forest guard deaths in Asia’s second largest biosphere reserve spur reforms
The deaths led to widespread protests by non-gazetted forest department officials seeking better security and immunity.
[Interview] Suravee Nayak on why transformative justice for women, Dalits is key for a just transition
Womens’ labour in the coal economies has been marginalised for decades, and they are not present in the formal workforce. In an interview with Mongabay-India, energy and labour researcher Suravee Nayak says a just transition policy must make economic diversification for women, a priority.
Indian banks have no plans to step away from coal investments yet, new assessment finds
Indian banks are highly exposed to risks attached to investments in the electricity and metals sectors, indicates the recent report.
Cheetahs introduced in Kuno National Park struggle with humidity and weather conditions
Experts attribute the death of three cheetahs, that took place in July and August this year, to infection in wounds on the animals’ skin.