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Five points on food inflation and onions

India, Jan. 14 -- Retail inflation hitting double digit being attributed to high food prices, but is it so? When the National Statistical Office (NSO) declared that food inflation was 14.1 per cent i... Read More


Exclusion errors: Decoding the female face of agricultural crisis

India, Jan. 14 -- Without empowering women in farming by recognising them as farmers and giving them land rights, agriculture can't be sustained and so can't the economy In Maharashtra's 2019 Assembl... Read More


Air pollution from brake dust may be as harmful as diesel exhaust on immune cells: New study

India, Jan. 14 -- The harmful impact of air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes on our health is well known. It's responsible for causing everything from respiratory problems to dementia and even... Read More


Extinction Rebellion needs to build solidarity and work on its race problem

India, Jan. 13 -- But it shouldn't be on a government watch list Headlines this week noted that the environmental group Extinction Rebellion was on a counter-extremism watch list, based on leaked doc... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 13, 2020)

India, Jan. 13 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Constructions under high power transmission lines T... Read More


Compensatory afforestation: Eye on used-up Coal India mines

India, Jan. 13 -- Once these lands are accepted for compensatory afforestation, they will be notified and brought under control of state forest department Land reclaimed from exhausted Coal India Ltd... Read More


Migration: I am biased, for people

India, Jan. 13 -- We must not build a divisive agenda on migration, otherwise it will lead to endless spread of hatred It is not possible to be neutral in these times. I believe the Citizenship (Amen... Read More


Taal volcano creates emergency in the Philippines

India, Jan. 13 -- Taalis located 60kilometres south of Manila, on the island of Luzon and is one of the smallest volcanoes in the country The Philippines government evacuated people from capital Mani... Read More


A dolphin paradise, in the middle of chaos

India, Jan. 13 -- Barely 45 minutes away from Varanasi, is a patch of the Ganga that is dolphin heaven The Ganges River Dolphin ( Platenista gangetica ) or Gangetic Dolphin, known as Sauns in Uttar P... Read More


Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (January 6 - 12, 2020)

India, Jan. 12 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology Wolf pack discovered in Colorado 7 decades after extinction The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) that ma... Read More