Many states have framed laws to check rampant use of groundwater, Maharashtra is on its way. However, the move could turn out to be a dud because the draft rules bank heavily on self-regulation and lack clarity on implementation, incentives, and penalties.
Warning from Kerala: India's flood forecasting system needs an urgent climate-change update. And some balance.
The south of the country faces the longest spell of monsoon, but has less than a fifth of the country's flood-forecasting stations. Kerala has none.
Sterlite Copper’s economic and environmental impact on Tamil Nadu in general and Thoothukudi in particular has created a divide within the people, some who benefited and others who feel they were betrayed. The company probably still doesn’t understand that in environmental issues, the rational is intertwined with the emotional.
Sterlite’s Thoothukudi copper plant used to account for 40% of India’s copper production. It is now shut. ET Prime’s reportage reveals the cause: strange company manoeuvres, a fusion of myriad protest groups, and the government’s inability to see the coming storm.
India needs to recycle its waste water into drinking water. The problem is not the technology. It is sorting out the trust issues.
The data thrown up by the sensors is muddying the waters even further.
Behind the noise on electric vehicles, automakers have been quietly experimenting with solar energy to power their plants.
The world's biggest electric-car markets follow a canny mix of incentives for EVs and disincentives for fossil-fuel cars. By shutting down incentives, India is walking in the opposite direction at a time when the case for EVs is the strongest it has ever been.
Typically, environment watchers paint human communities as destroyers of natural resources. But recent successes in community-led forest management could change that. Can India’s burning forests take heart?
ET Prime's field investigation at Uttarakhand's burning hills echoes what scientists have long believed: Extreme weather events are turning our forests into a veritable tinderbox.
Your lungs have company. Bad air is choking India’s solar-power industry too.
Specific weather-related episodes that escaped scrutiny played a role in the extraordinary rise in the number of Indian cities on WHO’s most-polluted list.
Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi is a marine scientist and co-author of the paper ‘Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters’, published in Science. He talked to ET Prime about what’s causing oxygen loss in our oceans and how it impacts marine life. Edited excerpts.
Earlier in this series, we saw how climate change is disrupting the lifecycle of the oil sardine, worth thousands of crores to India’s marine fishing industry. This time, we zoom in on a clear and present danger lurking in our oceans: They are running out of oxygen.