Bharati Chaturvedi is an environmentalist and writer. She is the founder and director of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.
Articles by Bharati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Covid is the new air pollution in disguise. It is a murderous contaminant. A few lessons are in order for the months after this is over.
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 01:47 AM IST
- Join the dots to read the message. It’s clear climate change has an important role to play in forest fires.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 04:47 AM IST
Heat stress is known to kill at worst, but reduce a person’s ability to work by exhaustion and heat strokes.
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:02 AM IST
- A re-invigorated biodiversity management policy is India’s survival strategy. At this point in our development trajectory, we don’t pay any heed to either biodiversity or landscape conservation.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:19 AM IST
In both North India and Texas, climate change is causing sudden temperature changes that people cannot cope with.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:31 AM IST
A research conducted by Prayas, an organisation working on energy, reveals that residential consumption is increasing inequitably.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:29 AM IST
On May 27th last year, following a leak, a terrifying blowout all but annihilated the area. Images of giant flames and intense smoke haunted India.
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:32 AM IST
Already, estimates are the pandemic may have resulted in a monthly global waste of 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves. These are part of the ecosystem, even if they are first upcycled. Let’s prevent that polluting pathway for our syringes.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:51 AM IST
The local people of Melauli village don’t want potentially well-paying jobs working at IIT, they don’t want to leave agriculture. They want to nurture the land. They want to continue belonging to the land, the water, the forests. They are asking to live a low carbon footprint.
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:08 AM IST
Research by Jemyung Lee and others, and the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan, published, in the Journal for Environmental Change suggests middle class environmentalism will serve the planet best by reducing its own carbon footprint.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:31 AM IST
India has demonstrated extraordinary exclusion of non-motorised forms of transport for several years. Most significant is our love for flyovers. Apart from the argument that these don’t reduce congestion, the reality few ever discuss is that cyclists and cycle rickshaws find it enormously challenging to navigate flyovers.
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:12 AM IST
India must rejig our cities for more public transport and make it easier to use non-motorised transport.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:04 AM IST
We fed bread corners to sparrows ourselves, dismayed when crows snatched them instead. In many mandirs, feeding birds is what people do. People over-feed pigeons all over Indian cities.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:45 AM IST
Meanwhile, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in a draft biological evaluation, says Glyphosate is likely to cause harm to or kill 93% of endangered species there.
Hindustan Times | By Bharati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:33 AM IST
First of all, this is terrible news by itself. People have left no spot safe from plastics-the pollution is universal. Second, it is possible, although not entirely confirmed, that microplastics could accelerate the snow melt.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:29 AM IST
While some sections of the society are offended that fireworks are banned, I believe that it has also been particularly poorly handled by state governments.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:55 PM IST
The problem is that DPCC can’t do so because its team of environmental engineers and scientists are hugely overworked and the organisation is collapsing due to decades of poor management. This is not unique to Delhi — many state pollution control boards (SPCBs) face a similar crisis.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Internally, Biden-Harris have committed to fighting extinction by protecting significant parts of America and restoring protection to critical habitat Trump cancelled.
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 05:21 AM IST
State governments are not treating air pollution as India’s top enemy. We haven’t heard from West Bengal, or Bihar and Delhi can’t find common ground with Punjab and Haryana. As a consequence, India’s economy will suffer even more.
By Bharati Chaturvedi and Aman Luthra
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:04 PM IST
If the poor were to shift to a clean fuel like LPG, would air pollution reduce?
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:57 AM IST
Summarising their own paper, “all old-world primates and great apes” were very highly susceptible. Next on their list were 28 species “classified as having a high propensity.” These included some whales and dolphins, rodents, deer, lemurs, and even the Angola colobus, a type of monkey. This is why the focus on two species.
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Red alerts about the likely failure of this plan are abundant and are common knowledge . We hear about the impossibility of transplanting old trees, a hallmark of the capital and its climate warriors. The plan’s 80% survival target has been called out as something designed to fail.
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 05:24 AM IST
Even as the world is debating how to reopen schools and conduct examinations amid a global pandemic, Covid-19 is also claiming the lives of the rarest knowledge-bearers like the indigenous people.
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:12 AM IST
Fewer tourists should become the post-pandemic norm, because tourism otherwise forces loss of habitat, a key reason for species decline.
New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 12:46 AM IST
For India — and other developing countries — the question is about what America will do about its historic emissions
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:01 AM IST
Chemicals are complex creatures. Ammonium nitrate, for example, is used for fertilisers, although it is being phased out in some countries.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:34 AM IST
With Apple shifting to Chennai, India and Apple both have a great opportunity to re-make the future.
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The bad news is not only that people were poisoned, but that this was the subsidiary of an Indian company. In photos, the former factory looked like an unsafe, crude, medieval operation.
New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:18 AM IST
The fundamental human need for proximity to nature is undeniable, and cities must figure out how to provide it to everyone, rich or poor, writes Bharati Chaturvedi, founder and director of the Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group