Climate change could deal body blow to migratory birds

Warmer winters and fluctuating rainfall in Chilika Lake are proving to be major disruptors for the large population of migratory birds in this famous lagoon on India’s eastern coast. It is only February but...

Poor air quality in India raises global concern

The growth story of India in recent decades has been marred by the steep rise in air pollution in most cities that calls for emergency measures. Nairobi/New Delhi, January 19,2018 – Air pollution in...

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...

The Urbanization of Malnutrition

Not only will urban land area triple globally between 2000 to 2030, the projected expansion will take place on some of the world’s most productive croplands. NEW DELHI, India, Sep 25 2017 (IPS) –...

Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship?

Gauri Lankesh, photo source: Wikipedia “Gauri Lankesh’s death is another stark reminder of how violence is the new normal (in India).” –A senior journalist. BHUBANESWAR, India, Sep 7 2017 (IPS) – Dauntlessly crusading against...

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

Out of 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide, India holds as many as 700 different ethnic groups, adding up to 104 million people. BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – “Showing...

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...

Land taken for Indian car factory returned to farmers, bears fruit

The future looks bright for farmers in West Bengal after India’s Supreme Court ordered a carmaker to return the 400 hectares of land SINGUR, India, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Farmer Dibakar Ghosh...

Solar power brings light to dark corners of Indian train stations

A push to green India’s vast railway network with solar panels and LEDs also helps passengers and homeless migrants feel safe. Visakhapatnam, 8th May 2017 -The pounding of trains running through the night does...

Green Climate Fund project for India offers hope to drought-hit farmers

In Odisha, where late monsoons mean crop failures, poverty and even suicide, a novel scheme aims to boost water access. Bhubaneswar, 26th April 2017 – “The farmer who is suicidal will follow the season’s...