The best of times, the worst of times

Only a comprehensive policy response can ensure that farmers’ distress becomes a thing of the past.

Mumbai group spends 5 Sundays clearing 1.47-lakh kg garbage from Poisar river

“We used all our resources to gather like-minded people and started cleaning it.”

How Bidar beat back the drought

As Karnataka reels under drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago.

Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris’ forest communities return to traditional wisdom

The drought has provided the trigger for people to think and act to conserve the shola-grassland ecosystem, and some of the water sources.

Women labour in drought-hit Karnataka on a mission to revive water bodies

Women across Karnataka, in districts like Mandya, Gulbarga and Kolar, are taking the drought head-on by toiling to revive water bodies themselves.

A for alternative, E for environment

EVS or environmental studies class found the older students inspecting a bund in the elevated parts of the campus. The rains were around the corner.

Kutch's Water Champions In The Making

Local youth, with some amount of training and support, can implement solutions for the community if they understand and manage local water problems.

As waste goes out, a dying river returns to life in Kerala

Thick layers of water weeds and waste dumped into the waterway for over a decade were removed.

When Money Does Grow on Trees

Gauging the economic value of an ecosystem can save it from degradation. But proper yardsticks need to be used without getting carried away by numb...

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