Killer heatwaves set for dramatic rise, researchers warn

BHUBANESWAR, India Jun 19, 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly one in three people around the world is already exposed to deadly heatwaves, and that will rise to nearly half of people by 2100...

Local financial lapses beset solar scheme for energy-poor Indians

A tribal song plays quietly on a cell phone plugged into an inverter drawing power from a solar battery on a mud platform under the thatch of Champa Lohar’s hut in Kotpit village. In...

INDIA: ‘Seed-Mothers’ Confront Climate Insecurity

BHUBANESWAR, India, Jul 1 2011 (IPS) – In eastern Orissa state’s tribal hinterlands about 200 ‘seed-mothers’ are on mission mode – identifying, collecting and conserving traditional seed varieties and motivating farming families to use them....

Climate Change Threatens the Poor in Cities

BANGKOK, Mar 27 2012 (IPS) – India, like other Asian countries, has focused its climate change adaptation strategies on rural and urban areas while neglecting the urban fringes, say experts. Peri-urban areas are characterised by...