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Climate change is set to become worst crisis of our time. Covid recovery could change that

The positive environmental benefits of global lockdown have shown us what is possible. Our actions will shape human existence for generations to come.

Another wild elephant found dead in Chhattisgarh, taking toll to 3 in 3 days

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Arun Kumar Pandey said all three elephants showed signs of having died due to toxicity and not natural causes.
Representational image of an elephant

Another pregnant elephant among two ‘poisoned’ to death, this time in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh forest department officials say elephants may have died of drinking from deliberately poisoned pond, but no confirmation before post-mortem report.
The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

World was about to close deals that could save oceans, and then Covid changed everything

The oceans are critical to any effort to slow global warming. Delay in global agreements has only made matters that much more desperate.
Amazon rainforest fire

The Amazon is still burning, only now the world isn’t watching

Unlike last year, when images of 300-year-old trees ablaze fuelled international outrage, little stands in the way now.
The elephant that died at Mannarkad | Facebook

Pregnant elephant may have accidentally eaten cracker-filled fruit: Environment Ministry

The Environment Ministry also noted that locals often resort to an illegal act of planting explosive-filled fruits to repel wild boars from entering plantation farms.
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Covid shows future powered by wind, solar energy is short on batteries

A drop in energy demand caused by the Covid crisis has left European grids overloaded with green electricity, underlining the need for storage in a low-carbon energy system.
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Antarctica’s snow is turning green while we are distracted by a coronavirus

The Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming places on Earth, is seeing so-called snow algae turning the snow green.
The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

Coronavirus pandemic can finally bring an end to our exploitation of the ocean

Post-Covid recovery plans will give governments an opportunity to align consumption patterns with environmental goals & encourage sustainable fishing practices.
A locust infestation | Bloomberg

Locust attack badly-timed serious infestation, says environment ministry official

Soumitra Dasgupta, IG Wildlife at Ministry of Environment, said that it happens on a small scale but the current attack is a once-in-a-three decade situation.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.