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These dead oaks above Eaglenest in Arunachal Pradesh pose the question — Is the damage caused by humans or by climate change? Photo: Sandesh Kadur
These dead oaks above Eaglenest in Arunachal Pradesh pose the question — Is the damage caused by humans or by climate change? Photo: Sandesh Kadur

Our biodiversity, our life, our future

Reducing the loss of India's precious biodiversity requires a comprehensive programme of documentation and monitoring. A people-oriented conservation paradigm that extends beyond protected areas is vi... »
The difficulties faced by people living near Jharia’s coalfields are an example of the fallout of exploitation of natural resources. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

The mining threat to forest land

Vast expanses of forest land have been allowed to be ravaged by mining, affecting the natural habitat and the interests of adivasis. It is time to bring in laws to stop any expansion of the sector, sa... »
These enthusiastic participants in a Global Wind Day rally highlight the allure of renewable energy. Photo: M. Vedhan

An inclusive green growth model

Finding the right mix of fuels to meet the energy needs of a billion-plus population without adding to climate change concerns is the central challenge today. Ritu Mathur considers the alternatives th... »
In many world cities, the bicycle has made a strong comeback. Here, a rider uses an

Better wheels for friendly cities

The bicycle can be an elegant solution to greenhouse gas emissions from motorised vehicles. This green mode of transport has been virtually ignored in city planning. A. Srivathsan looks at progressive... »
The land in Madagascar is controversially sought by international investors for intensive farming. Picture shows flying foxes, one of the protected species of the island near the remote village of Analasoa.

Yesterday's colonised, today's coloniser

Indian corporations are buying thousands of hectares of fertile land in African countries, completely disregarding the interests of local people. This is happening with the blessings of the Indian gov... »
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World