pollution

Why Southasia’s air is cleaner this Earth Day

Environmental gains for Southasia need not end when factories reopen.

| Apr 22, 2020

Regulator and regulated breaching the law in Odisha

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

| Feb 01, 2019

Reframing the city

Awadhendra Sharan's 'In the City, Out of Place' might be the most important book on Delhi in recent times.

| Jun 23, 2015

The world’s dumping yard

Delhi has become an informal electronic waste management hub.

| Mar 06, 2015

Black to green: The carbon debate and beyond

Amidst the hype around the ill-effects of fossil fuels, that is often ignored is the challenge of providing all citizens of Southasia access to clean and cheap energy.

A Gangetic pesticide soup

Synthetic pesticides are not only present in our rivers, agricultural fields and groundwater – they are also within our people. We can ban these chemicals, but what is out there is already out there.

| Sep 01, 2006

The dark white shroud

The fog over the populated plains of northern South Asia is thicker and lasts longer than in earlier decades but few are bothered to locate the cause behind this distressing trend. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions …

| Mar 01, 2003

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