Your Environment This Week: Sustainable textiles, Environomy, Himalayan wolf conservation

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This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.

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[Commentary] India needs to step up its fight against invasive fishes

Many of India’s aquatic ecosystems have invasive fish species introduced for various purposes in the past.

[Podcast] Environomy: The Middle Class Unbottled

In the first episode of Environomy, our new podcast series, host S. Gopikrishna Warrier takes you through three decades of India’s environmental history.

The episode discusses how the Indian middle class got a distinct economic and political identity after the economic reforms and how it impacted the environment.

Indrella ampulla’s genetic tapestry unveils colour morphs isolated across the Palghat Gap

Indrella ampulla is a semi slug, with a delicate shell on its back.

Endemic to the Western Ghats, it comes in three distinct and vivid colour morphs — yellow, orange and red.

A study finds that gene flow between the colour variants is limited, and highlights the Palghat Gap as a barrier to it.

Stitching sustainability amidst climate change challenges

Surat’s textile industry is improving its manufacturing processes with efficient use of coal, electricity and water and by adopting renewable energy, to deal with the impacts of climate change and also be eco-friendly.

New technologies such as digital printing are safer for the planet and the health of workers, but high costs and just transition issues need to be addressed.

India’s stance at WTO balances fisheries subsidies for artisanal fishers and sectoral growth

While fisheries subsidies are deemed essential for the sector’s growth, there are concerns that they will benefit the financially well-off.

Dragon King's Pool was a fishing port between Dalian and Lvshun. Photo by Jason M. C., Han/Wikimedia Commons

More wild water buffaloes in central India to fix population decline and ecological degradation

Mega herbivores, such as the wild water buffalo, can reinstate the ecological balance of open natural ecosystems like grasslands.

Himalayan wolf listed as ‘vulnerable’ in IUCN, prompts concerted conservation efforts

Habitat loss, conflict with humans as retaliatory killings, are some of the reasons that threaten the survival of the species.

Fuel leak in Manipur raises concerns over water contamination

The authorities are looking into the cause and effect and have created a committee to suggest immediate and long-term measures.

Locals along with forces gathered to observe the remnants.Photo by Robinson Wahengbam

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