Shallow understanding of deep risks
Shale gas and oil reserves are being eyed hungrily by an industry that is looking at the sunset of conventional
reserves. But fracking is full of risks.
MINING IN SENSITIVE REGIONS
Different reef, same barrier
As the Mundra project of the Adani group moves ahead relentlessly in Gujarat, a new front opens up in the
company's troubles with environmental regulations, in faraway Australia.
CNG isn't really the answer
Compressed Natural Gas is by no means a clear cut winner in the race to find a clean burning fuel for our vehicles. The real solution
is in promoting public transport, and better design of our cities, writes
Better, but needs more work
The latest draft of the Water Policy is a clear improvement over the previous one, and appears to have taken on board many of the
objections to earlier provisions.
Going awry with the flow
For the third time in less than a decade, the dams that irrigate much of north-west India have been depleted to critical levels, as
their management stumbles without clear policy directions.
POSCO ruling sets new terms
The National Green Tribunal's judgement in the POSCO case has implications for many other industrial development projects in the
Witness to a changing world
Akanksha Joshi's Earth Witness chronicles the changing world through the lives of age-old communities and the adaptations they
are forced into.
Re-imagining public spaces
An innovative new approach to Mumbai's open spaces is an extensive mapping survey. The same approach can be used in other cities too.
Nothing secret about Panel reports
Central Information Commission's order to MoEF outlines
arguments that could be used for disclosure of many other documents.