low carbon

  • This Rajasthan village has taken a pledge of planting 111 trees for the birth of each girl child

    A village situated in the interior of an arid and hilly Rajasthan district has over the years set up an example of promoting both gender equality and a sustainable and environment-friendly way of life.

  • The Silent Struggle: Dying Microbes, Diminishing Regeneration Capacity, and the Socioeconomic Impact on Central India's Forests

    The heartland of India is home to the magnificent Bandhavgarh National Park and its surrounding areas. This region, known for its expansive grasslands and scorching heat, faces a multifaceted challenge -dying microbes and a diminishing capacity for forest regeneration. The formidable task of cultivating new forests is compounded by the limitations imposed by the harsh climate and the local reliance on the Mahua tree for livelihood.

  • Dry compost toilets: sustainable sanitation for water conservation

    Climate change is an issue that has become increasingly urgent as global temperatures continue to rise and the negative effects of greenhouse gas emissions are felt across the globe. Only 3% of the earth's water is fresh, and out of that 2.5% of the earth's fresh water is unavailable: locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil; highly polluted; or lies too far under the earth's surface to be extracted at an affordable cost. Human beings have only 0.5% of the earth's water available as fresh water. Fresh water is a finite resource and essential for all life on earth.

  • The Role of Animal Agriculture in Climate Change: An Overview

    Animal agriculture, the practice of raising animals for the purpose of producing food, fibre, and other products, includes the production of meat, dairy products, eggs, leather, and wool, among other things. Animal agriculture can take many forms, including factory farming, free-range farming, and small-scale family farming.

  • Days of Cold Predominate Over Health

    Cold weather has been costing vulnerable and marginalized lives in developing economies. A total of 19,126 people lost their lives due to cold waves between 1995 and 2020, with 1149 of those deaths occurring in 2015 alone, the year with the highest number of cold wave-related fatalities, according to the NCRB.

  • Cold Wave Torments Homeless People In Delhi

    The majority of people in the plains would yearn to see snow, but the homeless are faced with the harsh reality of cold. In India's capital city, the same scene can be seen every year: a winter cold wave is blamed for the deaths of dozens of homeless people, and the icy conditions force tens of thousands more to live on the streets.

  • Global Warming: King Penguin Paying The Price

    Are we robbing the wildlife again of the earth? First, we snatched their home and now we are taking their right to life. We talk about green earth and about saving it, but our lack of unity has only led to destruction. We are trying, but the disasters are putting the lives of wildlife faster than we are. Will the wildlife be able to adapt to the changes or fall victim to them?

  • Are mangroves the magic wand against the climate crisis?

    In November, two back-to-back international summits gave a thumbs up to mangroves- highlighting the vital role that mangrove forests will play in reducing carbon as the world fights to stave off an impending climate crisis.

  • Sharm-el-Sheikh shines with the loss and damage fund for vulnerable countries

    Eventually, COP27 talks went into two days of extended negotiations after the annual summit was over. The outcome was not less than historic as nearly 200 countries at Sharm-el-Sheikh agreed to set up the 'loss and damage' fund. Interestingly it was not even part of the original agenda, yet it was approved.

  • In relocating the cheetah, India has taken a conservation gamble

    If the gamble to translocate the cheetah succeeds, India could become a global conservation success story. But if it does not succeed, India will have to face monumental criticism for its daring experiment.