Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

Environment & Ecology

Now, a Greener India

Jan 14, 2022 Shailaja Tripathi

The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).

Mixed Bag Of Environmental Sustainability Rankings For India In 2021

Dec 29, 2021 Rajiv Tikoo

India scores high on climate change and renewable energy, but sinks on climate risk and air quality rankings

Why Auroville Inhabitants Feel Their Human Unity Experiment Is Under Threat

In the middle of the eco-friendly habitat, residents have woken up to a shock of the construction of a Crownway road which threatens to damage the ambience of Auroville - a quaint experiment of Human Unity.

World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

Dec 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

World Soil Day holds an important place in the preservation of our environment. On December 5th 2014, 7 years ago, this was celebrated first. This year's theme is, 'Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity'.

Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.

15 September, 2021

'Science For Environment': MP Students Make Ganesha Idols That Can Purify Water

Outlook Web Desk

They are using Potash Alum, a household compound. An idol of 1.5-2 feet using it can be made at a minimal cost of just Rs. 3.

29 August, 2021

Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

Ubeer Naqushbandi

The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are facing an existential threat as fears of avalanche and other natural disasters loom large in their minds.

28 August, 2021

'No Means, No !' After Landslides, Kinnaur Natives On Warpath Against Hydel Projects

Ashwani Sharma

'No means, No' is a powerful slogan coined by the locals in Kinnaur supported by some social and environmental groups to stop sanctioning of any new hydel projects, almost on the lines of Uttarakhand’s famous “Chipko anadolan” – a mass movement to save the forests there .

04 August, 2021

India Should Not Carry Colonial Baggage In Addressing Environmental Issues

Shubh Gupta

Time is running out. India must revisit its spiritual roots to discover its own form of environmentalism

31 July, 2021

Kinnaur: New Himalayan Hotspot For Man-Made Disasters?

Ashwani Sharma

Kinnaur is already identified as a high landslide and disaster-prone zone. And yet it is the hub of intense construction activity like hydropower and massive land-use changes.

17 July, 2021

The Beautification Of Sattal Lake: An Environmental Deathtrap

Devina Chandola

The 'development' project has made the locals and the stakeholders concerned about the fragile ecosystem of the area as the Western Himalayan belt is attributed to high conservation importance.


10 June, 2021

Javadekar Seeks Report On Illegal Axing Of Rosewood Trees In Kerala

Outlook Web Bureau

The state administration informed the Kerala High Court on Wednesday that a mafia was involved in tree felling and that what was uncovered in the probe was only the tip of the iceberg.

06 June, 2021

India’s Rank Slips Two Spots On 17 SDGs Adopted As 2030 Agenda

Outlook Web Bureau

The new report revealed that India's rank was 115 last year and dropped by two places primarily because of major challenges like ending hunger and achieving food security.

06 June, 2021

Desert Healer, Environmentalist And Conservationist: Himachal Man Leaves Behind An Evergreen Legacy

Ashwani Sharma

In Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, late AD Negi planted 30,000 trees, turning nearly 70 hectares of parched soil into a breathtaking green patch.

05 June, 2021

Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

T S Haokip

The unsystematic practice of Jhum with complete disregard for traditional ethics poses a grave threat to restoring the ecosystem of the land.

04 June, 2021

Recovery From Pandemic Should Be Sustainable To Address Climate Change: Mattias Frumerie

Lola Nayar

Mattias Frumerie shares with Outlook’s Lola Nayar how carbon taxes and stimulus can play a significant role in shaping India's green recovery.

04 June, 2021

Delhi High Court Dismisses Juhi Chawla's Plea Against 5G, Fines Rs 20 Lakh

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi High Court in its Friday order said, 'It appears the suit was for publicity. Juhi Chawla circulated the link of the hearing on social media.'


01 June, 2021

Plant milk: The emerging recipe for sustainable staple diets

Humane Society International India

Demand of diary has paved the way for plant-based dairy products and other milk alternatives

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz