Environment

Why Southasia’s air is cleaner this Earth Day

Environmental gains for Southasia need not end when factories reopen.

| Apr 22, 2020

When comprehensive means cosmetic

India's pollution metrics fail to capture the complex reality of environmental degradation.

| Mar 25, 2020

Regulator and regulated breaching the law in Odisha

The aftermath of an industrial accident at a Vedanta coal power plant.

| Feb 01, 2019

Industrial silence

A photo essay on India’s coal miners.

| Nov 27, 2018

The waiting game in Kodagu

On the August 2018 floods that devastated the coffee country in Karnataka.

| Oct 19, 2018

Change and dispossession

Lack of data prevents a planned response to climate change in the Karnali river basin.

| Aug 12, 2016

Langtang the terrible, Langtang the beautiful

Hope springs eternal on this trail.

| Jun 25, 2016

Roads to riches

With natural resources at the country’s hilly edges and infrastructure spreading from the central plains, Myanmar eyes a federal bargain.

| Jun 10, 2016

Whose woods are these?

Could opening up to foreign investment improve Burma’s forest protection – or will it fuel the same industries that have contributed to the country’s rampant deforestation?

| Jun 07, 2016

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