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Dubai climate summit puts food on high table for first time, India stays away
As many as 134 countries have come together to scale up scale up regenerative agriculture which helps improve the health of the soil.
Conflict, peace and Palestine make an impression at COP28
The COP28 Presidency launched a declaration aiming to build climate resilience in conflict-ridden countries vulnerable to climate change.
[Interview] Climate change talks do not take nature into consideration in its economics: Partha Dasgupta
The economic model being used for climate change negotiations is built on the conventional GDP-based growth model practised in countries across the globe.
However, this is flawed since it does not take into consideration the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by nature, says eminent environmental economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.
Sir Partha explains that climate regulation is tied to other regulatory services offered by nature, such as decomposition of waste or soil regeneration, is linked to the working of these interlinked ecosystem services.
How the loss of a natural dye-producing plant initiated the idea of a village sanctuary
The underlying ethos of the sanctuary is that the local people will protect and grow the sanctuary to avail its ecosystem services.
Resurrecting khadeens, the traditional water harvesting structures of Rajasthan
Farmers in Jaisalmer district are reviving the thousand year old indigenous technique of water harvesting to irrigate their fields.
Graze or blaze: Study looks at ways to manage mesic savannah ecosystem
In the Eastern Ghats, grass removal and fire exclusion are immediate solutions to transition the ecosystem in the region to historical state.
Adivasis of Kerala’s Attappadi hills revive millet cultivation to preserve a fading tradition
Government support and a newfound market interest have now increased the demand and support for millet farming in the region.
Pythons return home, slowly but surely, finds a new study
Radio telemetry studies were done on 14 Indian rock pythons to determine the species’ home range.
[Commentary] Paddy, politics and environmentalism in Kerala
Regulatory mechanism in Kerala restricts paddy land conversions and fails to compensate farmers for economic losses.