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Environment is the most under-reported disaster of Narendra Modi government

The new BJP manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections provides no respite from this ongoing assault.
A marine biologist pulls out plastic found inside the whale | @AssaadRazzouk| Twitter

Banning single-use plastic is just not enough as another whale dies of plastic consumption

Whales and other sea creatures are tricked into eating plastics. And what’s worse, they actually cause the animal to starve without realising it’s hungry.
Monsoon in south India | Commons

Indian summer monsoon amplified global warming 130,000 years ago

Indian summer monsoon which was highly sensitive in the past also helped end the ice age.
Kids squit water from a toy gun during Holi | Flickr

This World Water Day, remember, a cup of coffee takes 130 litres & meat’s a guzzler

As India recovers from its Holi hangover, it is worth remembering that planet Earth is on the precipice of the worst environmental crisis ever.
A marine biologist pulls out plastic found inside the whale | @AssaadRazzouk| Twitter

Dead whale washed up on Philippines beach with 40 kg plastic in its stomach

As many as 16 rice sacks, multiple shopping bags of local grocery outlets were found in the whale’s belly.
The Indian Army installed a six -long metal spikes in Assam

Maneka Gandhi tells Army to act against elephant deaths in Assam, remove ‘dreadful spikes’

Maneka Gandhi has taken a strong exception to Indian Army's installation of spikes around the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Guwahati.

7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

Reducing particulate matter in the air could add 1.3 years to the lifespan of the average Indian, and nearly three years to residents of Delhi.
Smog surrounds buildings in Bangkok

Earth has seen spikes in carbon dioxide before, and it wasn’t pretty

While global warming continues and carbon levels rise, scientists have realised that 4 of the 5 of mass extinctions so far were likely triggered by large amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere.
Representational image | Commons

The microbes inside your garden wall have clues to ancient earth’s biological evolution

The amoebae can be predators, but they can also be grazers, or even harbor symbiotic algae that produce their food, making them primary producers.
Flames arise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

Karnataka gripped by forest fires, state says it’s because of ‘mischief & mistakes’

Forest Survey of India report finds Karnataka has most forest fires. State forest department questions data, but says the fires are a matter of concern.

On Camera

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.