Author: Manipadma Jena

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

Climate change amplifies superbugs’ resistance to antibiotics

There is a less well-known but significant role of environmental factors in amplifying antibiotic resistance in India, which could increase as global warming picks up pace

Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon that has emerged as one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. It is an area of concern highlighted in…Read More

Best of 2017: Women bear the brunt of climate-forced migration

The feminization of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action

Hafiza Khatun remembers one morning two years ago. Her husband had come running back from work in a state of distress. The embankment wall that kept the ocean at bay had breached again…Read More

Extreme heat shaves billions off India’s GDP

Developing nations are demanding a financial mechanism to deal with climate disasters at the global summit in Bonn, even as heat waves start affecting millions of workers in countries like India and China

Jagdish Patra had not being feeling too well since over a month. The 53-year-old worked as a security guard at a large garment store in eastern India’s Bhubaneswar city…Read More

Climate-smart Pokkali farming needs machines

The revival of Pokkali, a traditional salt- and flood-resistant rice and fish farming system in Kerala, requires mechanisation to expand sustainably

As farmers in many regions of India revert tentatively to traditional farm systems to ensure food security under a changing climate, mechanisation must be given high priority in adaptation projects. Otherwise, these may fail because…Read More