Climate change affects glacier health
A study suggests chances of half of the glaciers in Satluj basin disappearing by 2050. arathi posted 3 years 6 months ago
A glimpse of The Himalayas. Photo: Pixabay
Earthquake-triggering stresses travel far
Study finds man-made earthquakes triggered by fracking and dams not localised. arathi posted 3 years 6 months ago
The destruction after an earthquake. Photo by Krish Dulal via Wikimedia commons
Damaged habitat affects migratory fishermen
Maintaining natural resources is important for the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity and river-dependent livelihoods. arathi posted 3 years 7 months ago
Fishermen with a fishing net near the Siang.
How mining ruined lives and livelihoods
Illegal stone quarries have changed the face of Birbhum district where villagers are finding it difficult to survive due to contaminated water and pollution. arathi posted 3 years 7 months ago
Labourers crush stones at illegal stone quarries. (Pic: Gurvinder Singh)
Smart farming changes farms, fortunes in Bengal
Farmers of West Bengal are resorting to rice transplanters and zero tiller machines to save water and labour cost and to increase productivity. arathi posted 3 years 8 months ago
Gulam Mustafa with the rice planter. (Photo by Gurvinder Singh)
The Himalayan glaciers shrink
A study suggests water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated. arathi posted 3 years 9 months ago
Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayas might contain 27 percent less ice than previously believed. (Pic: IWP Flickr photos)
Extreme rainfall events need not lead to floods
Many hydraulic factors such as physiography, drainage, catchment size and vegetation cover are critical for peak flood conditions. arathi posted 3 years 10 months ago
Many hydraulic factors influence occurrence of floods. (Pic: IWP flickr photos)
Climate change not new
Researchers find signatures of past climate change on the west coast. arathi posted 3 years 10 months ago
Evidence of sea level fluctuations and climate change that may have occurred along the coastal river of Saurashtra region found. (Pic: ISW)
Gangetic river dolphin habitats under threat
A study finds that rise in salinity level of water threatens Gangetic river dolphin habitats. arathi posted 3 years 10 months ago
Gangetic river dolphin habitats are threatened by rise in salinity levels. (Pic by ISW)
No water in the rice bowl
Thousands of farmers in Bardhaman district, known as the rice bowl of West Bengal, are suffering huge losses due to the shortage of water. arathi posted 3 years 11 months ago
Nikhil Bagdi at his paddy field. (Photo: Gurvinder Singh)
Groundwater decline increases carbon emission
The latest study shows declining reserves and rising carbon dioxide emissions from pumping groundwater add to India’s environmental woes. arathi posted 4 years ago
Billions of litres of groundwater pumped out every year contribute to carbon emissions. (Photo: IWP Flickr photos)
SAFE solution to Kalikapur's water problem
While potable water dispensing units provided under WASH has come as a boon to Kalikapur slum residents, they struggle to meet other water needs due to lack of piped water. arathi posted 4 years ago
Nila Shaw collects water from the ADU. (Photo by Gurvinder Singh)
New data shows Indian landmass warming
The warming of Indian landmass has been confirmed through past climate records captured in depths of the earth. arathi posted 4 years ago
Researchers collect geothermal data through boreholes. (Pic: ISW)
Wind turbines impact Western Ghats ecology
Wind farms reduce the number of predatory birds which in turn results in an increase in the density of vertebrates like lizards in Western Ghats. arathi posted 4 years ago
Sarada superba lizard (Pic courtesy: Abi Vanak)
New sturdy rice variety developed
Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity and drought. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
Dr Ashwani Pareek and his team that developed the rice. (Photo: ISW)
NRDWP: Poor show by Odisha
A CAG audit finds out an ineffective implementation of rural drinking water schemes in Odisha with the least covered and quality-affected habitations ignored. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
The implementation of the rural drinking water programme in Odisha has many deficiencies. (Photo: IWP flickr photo)
‘Organic farming brought huge profit for me’
Farmer Renupada has taken it up as a mission to make more farms organic by training fellow farmers on the sustainable practice. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
Renupada Bagdi in front of his thatched house. (Photo: Gurvinder Singh)
New centre to help farmers become climate resilient
The centre will focus on real-time structured surveillance for insect-pests and diseases using GPS-tagging techniques. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
The centre will provide advanced information and tools to increase farmer resilience to climate change. (Photo: IWP flickr photos)
New technology for disinfecting water
The technology, named Oneer, is based on the principle of anodic oxidation. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
Water purification becomes easier with new technology. (Photo: IWP flickr photos)
To Sir, with love and belief
Dr G.D. Agarwal fought to protect the river Ganga till his last breath. arathi posted 4 years 1 month ago
Dr G.D. Agarwal (Pic by Sidwanshu Kumar)