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Screengrab from Uncommon Sense: The Life and Architecture of Laurie Baker by Vineet Radhakrishnan

Laurie Baker, the Gandhi of Indian architecture who believed in local, sustainable building

The renowned British-born architect received multiple awards and honours, but the only one he cared about was his Indian citizenship.
Justice Rajiv Sharma of the Punjab & Haryana High Court

HC judge who declared Sukhna lake living entity also granted legal rights to Ganga, animals

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who has been a judge for nearly 13 years is an environment expert known to be driven by a deep passion for nature.
Assorted chocolate | Photo: Nadirah Zakariya | Bloomberg

The world’s first-ever blockchain chocolate bar offers a bite for the economy

In each pack, there is a blockchain token. It gives consumers a choice – to avail a discount or donate to a cocoa farmer.
Despite global economic tensions, India set to witness continuous economic growth | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why it will be a huge mistake to put a stop to economic growth

The degrowth movement, which is gaining momentum, does contain a few nuggets of insight, it’s based on a number of misconceptions.
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Delhi Ridge: How it went from a colonial forest to murder scene to morning-walk garden

After Partition, refugees were resettled in Delhi by clearing the Central and Southern part of the Ridge. The Southern Ridge was further eaten into to establish JNU.

The 2010s wrecked the planet. But it’s not all over yet

There’s a surprising amount of evidence that the needed transformation to deal with carbon emissions has started to play out — especially in power generation.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray as CM is good news for Maharashtra’s forests, wildlife and animal lovers

Apart from plans for a Bangkok-like aquarium in Mumbai, Thackeray is said to be working to save and showcase Maharashtra’s green heritage.
Whiskey | Representational Image | Pixabay

Consumers are forcing alcohol companies to produce ‘greener’ drinks

The alcohol industry has quite the carbon footprint given its reliance on water and wood. So companies are increasingly trying to show they are part of the solution and not the problem.

Noise pollution threatens survival of over 100 species globally, warns new study

Queen’s University Belfast researchers analysed over 100 species of birds, fish, mammals and reptilians, and found noise pollution affects their behaviour and physiology. 
File photo: PM Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, US| Photo: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

US idea that India and China must share blame for heating earth is environmental colonialism

US WRI data itself shows India and China cannot be held responsible even for a single kg of carbon dioxide or methane accumulating in the earth’s atmosphere.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.