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A village nurtures traditional food systems in response to climate change
Eegai Kuzhu, works with the community to revive disappearing crops, document ancestral food habits and promote sustainable farming.
[Commentary] The future of Delhi’s green spaces
While Delhi has considerable green cover, it would do well to not become complacent and needs to improve the quality of green cover.
Has solar energy been deployed to the point of no return? Some researchers think so
A recent study says that solar energy may see widespread adoption even without additional policies supporting renewable energy.
Rising air pollution impacts India’s crop yields and food security
Limited data availability, complex pollutant interactions and insufficient awareness hinder effective mitigation measures.
[Video] Hydropower in the Himalayas and disaster risks
Experts say that dams and hydro projects significantly impact the sensitive ecology of the mountains and activists argue that rampant construction and deforestation due to hydro projects, increase disaster risks.
Lurking behind Lantana, a ‘devil’ is spreading in the mountains
Labelled a ‘High Concern Invasive Species’, invading moist grasslands and evergreen forests, the Crofton weed is rapidly establishing itself in the Himalayas.
Why south Tamil Nadu received record-breaking rain during the northeast monsoon
Experts say that warm oceans provide more moisture and a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, resulting in intense rainfall.
Look at weather indices rather than impacts for better fisheries insurance: experts
Several components of fisheries insurance such as the cover for craft, gear and assets on shore have scope for improvement.