environment

Mizoram forest fire rages, burns homes

The fire raged for more than 30 hours, despite the attempts by the IAF and the BSF to douse it. Mizoram: The Chief Minister Zoramthanga, on Monday began the 12-day statewide ‘Fire Prevention Week’ in…


Odisha set to prevent wildfires this year

A year after the Similipal Tiger Reserve fire, the state is preparing district-level action plans to prevent forest fires Bhubaneshwar: The Forest Department is introducing policies to  ensure that a repeat of the Similipal Tiger Reserve…



EXPLAINER: What are eco-sensitive zones (ESZ)?

As corporations flout ecological norms for economic gains, here’s everything about eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) striving for damage control. By Shweta Dabholkar Chennai: In early January this year, a government-owned oil company presented a proposal to…


Gharial

Gharial habitats facing threats

The crocodile species is critically endangered, human activities to blame. By Adya GuptaSai Charan Son river in Madhya Pradesh is one of the ecological lifelines of the region. Once replete with rich biodiversity and wildlife,…