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An ecosystem health assessment of wetlands under the 100 days programme of the Government of India indicated that one in every four wetlands had low to very low ecosystem health and faced high to very high threat. As wetlands degrade, so does their ability to make societies water, food and climate secure, and conserve the diversity of life.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Destruction of wetlands will lead to water, food and climate insecurity’

UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 03:30 PM IST
India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands. In the last three decades alone, nearly one-third of natural wetlands have been lost to urbanisation, agriculture expansion and pollution.
According to ANI, the defence PRO said that all 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur have proceeded for rescue operations at Shiroli village near Kolhapur from 6 am Saturday,(HT photo)
According to ANI, the defence PRO said that all 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur have proceeded for rescue operations at Shiroli village near Kolhapur from 6 am Saturday,(HT photo)

Rain and flood leave trail of destruction across four states, dozens dead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Rescuers are racing against time in four sates reeling under devastating flood triggered by incessant rain over the past week.
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)

Bhubaneswar before and after Fani: NASA images hint trail of destruction

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
NASA’s images compare the situation in Bhubaneswar and the nighttime lights in Cuttack, Odisha’s second largest city north of the state capital, before and after Cyclone Fani, made landfall.
Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal, Agra. Three in five monitored rivers across the country are polluted(REUTERS)
Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal, Agra. Three in five monitored rivers across the country are polluted(REUTERS)

India needs environmental governance

By Navroz K Dubash
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 10:07 PM IST
India must jettison the idea of an environment-development trade-off to meet growth objectives
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)

Mourn the destruction of India’s Pompeii or Babylon

By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Despite being a World Heritage Site, Hampi has suffered tremendously at the hands of latter-day invaders
All of us know that were the Himalayas not there, we wouldn’t exist. Its peaks assist the monsoons. Its glaciers lend our rivers the pride of being perennial(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
All of us know that were the Himalayas not there, we wouldn’t exist. Its peaks assist the monsoons. Its glaciers lend our rivers the pride of being perennial(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

We urgently need to stop the destruction of the Himalayas

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 05:01 PM IST
Yesterday, on the occasion of Himalaya Divas (Himalaya Day), you would have seen the government and NGOs going through the customary motions. Till when will we keep celebrating our destruction?
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)

Storm and rains kill two; leave behind trail of destruction

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The weather department said there were chances of rain in some parts of the state in the next 24 hours.
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