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World Water Day 2024: Precious blue liquid is a thin red line between war and peace, says UN report

India, March 22 -- Sustainable and equitable water management can be a source of peace and prosperity; poverty and conflict can amplify water insecurity, says UN report Water is life. It can mean pea... Read More


Pangolins in Africa: Expert unpacks why millions have been traded illegally and what can be done about it

India, March 22 -- China and Vietnam are the main destinations for these illegal shipments Pangolins are fascinating creatures known for their unique appearance and distinctive scales. They are mamma... Read More


Why did eastern India receive heavy rainfall on March 20? A cocktail of weather systems is the answer

India, March 22 -- The India Meteorological Department had listed 5 different weather systems that were active over mainland India on March 20; there was also an anticyclone system over the northwest ... Read More


Why is Sonam Wangchuk on a 'Climate Fast', again?

India, March 22 -- The Ladakhi environmentalist isdemandingstatehood and protection forthe fragile cold desert regionunder the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution Environmentalist Sonam Wangchu... Read More


From job card holders to migrants: Former MGNREGS workers in West Bengal lament loss of identity and dignity

India, March 22 -- Workers now falling back into trap of migration with no fixed jobs, income In the fertile fields of Murshidabad district in West Bengal, a quiet transformation is taking place. Men... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (March 21, 2024)

India, March 22 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal NGT directs joint committee to look into methane em... Read More


Hepatitis B is a public health concern in India; but very few know about its transmission, effects & vaccination

India, March 22 -- Misconceptions and insufficient education on Hepatitis B are widespread; they necessitate targeted information campaigns, finds Sir Ganga Ram Hospital study Public knowledge and aw... Read More


Occupational heat exposure doubles risk of miscarriages or stillbirths

India, March 22 -- Most heat-exposed workers had urogenital symptoms, which might be associated with pregnancy-related complications The increasing frequency of heatwaves in tropical countries like I... Read More


Netravati riverfront project: NGT takes cognisance of CRZ & environmental norm violation allegations, seeks report

India, March 22 -- National Green Tribunal takes action on Netravati waterfront promenade development project The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi has initiated actio... Read More


Odisha is providing drinking water on tap: How did it achieve the monumental feat?

India, March 22 -- Controlling water leaks, elimination of contamination via outside water were among major challenges faced In 2017, the Odisha government initiated its 'drink from tap' mission for ... Read More