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Study busts myths around king cobra venom
A new study from the Western Ghats has found the King cobra venom to be as potent as the spectacled cobra venom.
To tackle air pollution, scale up monitoring, factor in health, and stop short-term management say experts
Road transport is the most significant contributor to Delhi’s air pollution, a review from 1990 to 2022 shows. Integrating health impacts into the National Ambient Air Quality Standards could help create more holistic air quality standards.
Food systems to feature in climate negotiations at COP28
Food production, transportation and storage contribute significantly to carbon emissions and are equally vulnerable to climate change.
Increasing knowledge of non-timber forest products for conservation
Regular contact with non-timber forest products can make people interested in biodiversity, which can support conservation.
[Interview] Wildlife biologist Sumit Dookia on researching the understudied Asiatic wildcat
In conversation with Mongabay-India, wildlife biologist Sumit Dookia who has been studying the Asiatic wildcat for over a decade discusses why the species hasn’t been a focal point in conservation priorities and possible ways to conserve the species.
Assam’s Dehing Patkai plans extensive camera-trap study of five small wild cats in the region
Five species of small cats: marbled cats, golden cats, jungle cats, leopard cats & fishing cats, to be studied to draw conservation strategies.
[Interview] In ‘Shades of Blue’, ecologists explore the murky future of India’s urban waters
After writing about trees in the cities in an earlier book, the authors, Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli who are professors and ecologists, have turned their lens on another key natural resource in urban areas: water and its management.
[Explainer] Can India sustainably manufacture and recycle EV batteries?
While India is rapidly adopting electric vehicles, the surge raises concerns about the life and demand of EV batteries.
[Analysis] Indian aviation’s turbulent path to sustainability
Climate impact of aviation is four-fold larger than that of CO2 emissions alone because of high altitude emissions.
Rooftop solar, an emerging solution to Bihar’s land shortage that’s stalling renewable progress
Development agencies and power distribution companies are focused on promoting smaller, more accessible projects to meet goals.