Climate change amplifies superbugs’ resistance to antibiotics

There is a less well-known but significant role of environmental factors in amplifying antibiotic resistance in India, which could increase as global warming picks up pace. Nairobi/New Delhi, Jauary 8, 2018 – Antibiotic resistance...

Armed with wet sacks, India’s poorest try to beat extreme heat

Facing worsening heatwaves – and with little access to power – India’s poor look for low-cost ways to stay cool BHUBANESWAR, India, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kumari Behera carefully folds a set...

Are rising heat and humidity fuelling deaths by lightning?

Recent research suggests that extreme heat waves and high atmospheric humidity could be triggering increased lightning strikes in regions that are most vulnerable to climate change Dark clouds had formed, heading in their direction,...

“In Sikkim it’s not glaciers but springs that ensure water and food security in changing climate”

In Perbing village of South Sikkim 33- year-old Phurbayangi Sherpa, backpacking her pink-cheeked 3-month-old son Rabjan in a woven bamboo carrier, remembers of times when she turned eighteen and how groups of women and...

Indian villagers reap rewards of restoring common land

Heading to the farmers’ fair on the outskirts of Angul, an industrial town in India’s eastern state of Odisha, there’s not a cow to be seen along the roadside. The 52-year-old headman of the...