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It is not easy to strike the right balance between development needs and preservation of the natural world, but, as studies show, there are ways of managing the crisis better(AP)

Kerala’s tragedy offers a lesson

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:33 PM IST
India needs a better framework for human-animal conflict
While undertaking the reform process, however, India’s fragile environment must not become a casualty(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
While undertaking the reform process, however, India’s fragile environment must not become a casualty(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Reform, but with a green focus

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:59 PM IST
In the quest for growth, don’t undermine the environment
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India can lead the way in nutritious, sustainable diet, say experts

Hindustan Times, Stockholm | By Sanchita Sharma, Stockholm
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Food, mostly red meat, production has emerged as the biggest cause of land-use change, biodiversity loss, and natural water depletion and accounts for about a fourth of greenhouse gas emissions.
Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of nature.(HT Photo)
Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of nature.(HT Photo)

Million species at risk of wipeout: Draft UN study

Hindustan Times, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 02:12 AM IST
Indeed, biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of nature.
Politicians can no longer talk about, say, agriculture without the need to protect birds and bees responsible for pollination and organisms responsible for soil health(Shutterstock)
Politicians can no longer talk about, say, agriculture without the need to protect birds and bees responsible for pollination and organisms responsible for soil health(Shutterstock)

Make nature an election agenda in the 2019 polls

By Richa Tyagi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Internationally, politicians have started talking about nature. But as India faces multiple threats from climate change and biodiversity loss, it becomes increasingly important for political parties in India to talk about them in elections
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Food production needs to be more eco-friendly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:18 AM IST
According to Lancet study, food system changes land use, leading to climate change, water depletion
The report, released on Tuesday, says the two main drivers for such unprecedented ecological loss is over-exploitation of resources and agriculture.(AP File Photo)
The report, released on Tuesday, says the two main drivers for such unprecedented ecological loss is over-exploitation of resources and agriculture.(AP File Photo)

Human need wiping out animals at alarming rate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 11:42 PM IST
The global ecological footprint over the past 50 years has increased by over 190% and this has fuelled the loss in biodiversity, says the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Living Planet report .
Residents collect food and water from a truck distributing relief materials to those stranded by floods in Pandanad in Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 21, 2018(AFP)
Residents collect food and water from a truck distributing relief materials to those stranded by floods in Pandanad in Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 21, 2018(AFP)

Biggest lesson from Kerala: The developmental agenda should be sustainable

By Kusala Rajendran
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 08:03 PM IST
We all know that development comes with a cost, but as such tragedies strike, the poor suffers the most and they seem to pay a higher price.
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