Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: environment

What’s eco-anxiety? It’s caused by climate change and can be combated

The connection between natural disasters and physical health is clear: Injury, death and damage. But what is less known is their impact on mental health.

If world leaders want to manage global food crisis, they must waste less fish. Here’s why

Aquaculture will play an important role in feeding the world sustainably. This relies on aquaculture feed, which can include processed fish waste.

From stubs to pillows, soft toys and recycled paper — Noida factory reprocesses cigarette ends

WHO estimates that nearly 30 per cent of India's adult population is tobacco users and butts litter urban streets where general cleanliness standards are abysmally low.

Why you shouldn’t give parents environmental guilt for having children

Should net zero be achieved, it would be possible to have children without being saddled with environmental guilt.

‘Urban Naxals stalled Narmada project’, Modi tells environment ministers, urges faster clearances

PM asserts environment ministry's role is more than a mere regulator. It is necessary to remember that development will be faster if green clearance is available promptly, he adds.

Why it’s not ‘anti-environment’ to be in favour of economic growth

Here's a fundamental misunderstanding: Economic growth is quantity driven; degrowthers think there's an insatiable demand that will have 'devastating consequences'.

‘Jhola-yukt, plastic-mukt’ — How Banda’s DM went plastic-free, from govt meetings to markets

In ‘Dynamic DM’, Heera Lal writes how the Banda DM’s bungalow only had earthenware utensils and in government meetings, tea was served in kulhads.

Why late-comer India has an advantage in embracing the Green economic transition

Next-door Pakistan amply shows why change is must. Floods have drowned the neighbouring country and its economy, with damage magnified by 50 per cent because of climate change.

Robots can help put a stop to carbon emissions from the construction industry

Students and researchers from the University of Michigan have created a robotically-fabricated structure from timber to promote low-carbon construction.

Why food stores are letting go of ‘best before’ labels on ‘commonly wasted’ items

Food date labels appeared after WWII as people shopped at supermarkets and wanted 'the freshest food on the shelf'. But these dates rarely correspond to spoiling.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.