Author: Manipadma Jena

Climate change could deal body blow to migratory birds

Warmer winters and fluctuating rainfall in Chilika Lake are proving to be major disruptors for the large population of migratory birds in this famous lagoon on India’s eastern coast

It is only February but noon temperatures are already simmering at 34 degrees Celsius in the coastal state of Odisha. On its vast Chilika lagoon, most of the 0.9 million birds that wintered here…Read More

Poor air quality in India raises global concern

The growth story of India in recent decades has been marred by the steep rise in air pollution in most cities that calls for emergency measures by all stakeholders

Air pollution in India’s cities, particularly in the northern plains, has continued to rise to alarming levels, according to rankings released by the Central Pollution Control Board this week. Ghaziabad in the national capital region topped the list..Read More