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Forest panel bats for pvt plantations as compensation

India, Jan. 9 -- Activistsconcerned Forest Advisory Committee recommendation will lead toprivatisation, destruction of forests The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended that private players... Read More


'There is no camel community for Australia's camels'

India, Jan. 9 -- Down To Earth speaks to well-known camel expert Ilse Kohler-Rollefson on Australia's recent plans to cull 10,000 camels If there would have been a camel community in Australia, the c... Read More


Health: Worst measles epidemic has hit the Democratic Republic of Congo killing over 6,000 people

India, Jan. 9 -- Since June 2019, 310,000Congolese havesuffered the disease The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is going through one of its worst health crisis. Since June 2019, the African countr... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 9, 2020)

India, Jan. 9 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Mine reclamation The Supreme Court on January 8, 202... Read More


Huge increase in open-loop scrubber usage in ships: Report

India, Jan. 9 -- Open loop scrubbers release sulphur exhaust that they clean in ships back into the sea and are thus more harmful than closed loop scrubbers There has been a huge increase in the use ... Read More


Happy New Year! Here's to some pseudoscience

India, Jan. 8 -- 2020 started with the return of pseudoscience at the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru You think the world has problems? Blame Brahma. That's what yoga therapist HR Nagendr... Read More


A season in hell: Bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction

India, Jan. 8 -- Burnt species include the long-footed potoroo, Kangaroo Island's glossy black-cockatoo and the Spring midge orchid Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have com... Read More


How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer

India, Jan. 8 -- Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as 'achiever'; overall performance of most 'performing', 'laggard' states towards cutting poverty dipped With every fifth Indian still below the pov... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 8, 2020)

India, Jan. 8 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal NGT raps CPCB The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on J... Read More


Europe's biomass problem

India, Jan. 7 -- Wood-fired power will actually increase emissions over timescales relevant to the Paris Agreement Biomass was central to the pioneering Indian environmentalist Anil Agarwal's thesis ... Read More