Report: India Prime Minister Proposes Helping the Coal Industry Survive Amid Climate Crisis
Green Energy

Report: India Prime Minister Proposes Helping the Coal Industry Survive Amid Climate Crisis

Photo: GettyCoal may continue to reign in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed to skip a carbon tax on this dangerous fossil fuel, according to documents Reuters reviewed. Given how urgent the climate crisis is becoming, the world simply cannot afford any more handouts to the coal industry.That’s especially true for India. The country…

PM Modi meets India Inc heads to discuss the economy
Renewable Energy

PM Modi meets India Inc heads to discuss the economy

Ahead of the Union Budget presentation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 6 met top executives from corporate India to discuss issues facing the economy and measures needed to boost growth and create jobs.Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani, Tata group’s Ratan Tata, telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal, billionaire Gautam Adani, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, and mining baron Anil Agarwal were…

India’s elephant-friendly tea garden
Conservation

India’s elephant-friendly tea garden

An Indian tea farm is the first in the world to embrace elephant conservation practices. Meet the farmer saving elephants one cup of tea at a time. By Kalpana Pradhan 3 October 2019 While most people think of poaching as the most significant danger to the world’s elephant population, there is another threat from a…

India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home
Nature & Science

India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home

On Sunday (Sept. 8th), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced that they had located Vikram, the lander element of their Chandrayaan-2 mission. The search began almost immediately after the space agency lost contact with the robotic spacecraft, which occurred moments before it set down on the lunar surface (on Friday, Sept. 6th). The location…

India’s first lunar lander falls silent just before touchdown
Nature News

India’s first lunar lander falls silent just before touchdown

An Indian spacecraft’s unprecedented attempt to make a soft, controlled landing in the moon’s south polar region has ended in excruciating silence: Shortly before touchdown, the robotic lander Vikram—part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission—fell out of contact with mission control. The Indian Space Research Organization, India’s space agency, says that the spacecraft stopped communicating with Earth…

India’s Tiger Population Doubles In Dozen Years
Conservation

India’s Tiger Population Doubles In Dozen Years

In a significant achievement for the country’s wildlife conservation efforts, India’s tiger population doubled in the last dozen years despite rapid urbanization. What do you think? “You also have to imagine a few dozen tigers didn’t even bother filling out the census.”Wilfred Whyte • Omnibus Binder“This just makes the endangered white rhino look like even more…

Marine Ecology

India has set an example in achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions: Union Environment Minister

Acknowledging the importance of urban environmental management for improving quality of life in cities, the Environment Ministers of BRICS countries today, agreed to work together to resolve the multifaceted environmental issues faced by BRICS cities. These discussions and announcements were made during the 5th BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This…