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Ten zero-waste cities: How Taguig in the Philippines became clean

India, Nov. 13 -- Down To Earth profiles ten cities across the globe which have got rid of their waste problem using the 'zero waste model' Can we imagine a city in India without waste? Arguably, no.... Read More


Bulbul could have damaged Sundarbans more than Aila but for the low tides

India, Nov. 13 -- High tide would havemeant saline water inundating the delta area Cyclone Bulbul, which left a trail of destruction and lost lives in Odisha, West Bengal as well as Bangladesh, could... Read More


Are E-cigarettes worse than regular tobacco cigarettes?

India, Nov. 13 -- New researchwarns of increased risk to heart and lungs from vaping Vaping has been considered a lesser evil than tobacco cigarettes. But a new study indicated it might be as bad, if... Read More


An India where dams are no longer the new temples

India, Nov. 13 -- As India's water crisis deepens, the Jal Shakti ministry has the unenviable task of setting right a system mortgaged to the Nehruvian model of big dams and the green revolution The ... Read More


Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (November 4 - 12)

India, Nov. 13 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology 'Extinct' ungulate found in south Vietnam The silver-backed chevrotain has been photographed in the fores... Read More


Ill health is pushing people to suicides, mental illness among top worries

India, Nov. 13 -- More than a sixth of suicides inIndia in 2016due to health reasons More than a sixth of suicides in India were due to 'illness', according to data recently released by the National ... Read More


Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls

India, Nov. 13 -- Local capacities critical to making a difference must be strengthened In Africa today women still die needlessly during childbirth. They also fall pregnant when they aren't ready, a... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (November 11, 2019)

India, Nov. 12 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Taloja industrial pollution The Supreme Court on No... Read More


'Defaulting Ganga dams in Uttarakhand to be shut for a month'

India, Nov. 12 -- A state govt undertaking and 2 private dams don't want to follow water discharge norms The management of two private dams in Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal district) and Vishnuprayag (Cham... Read More


No, Delhi has not sent its smog Chennai's way: Experts

India, Nov. 12 -- Local, meteorological factorsare responsible forTamil Nadu's capital developing conditions similar to its notorious northern counterpart Experts have discounted the theory that smog... Read More