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Ten zero-waste cities: What makes Penang stand out in waste recycling?

It has the highest recycling rate in Malaysia at 43 per cent

14 Nov 2019 7:21 pm
Ungulate thought to be extinct re-discovered in Vietnam

The silver-backed chevrotain is neither a rodent nor a cervid but is, in fact, the world's smallest hoofed animal

13 Nov 2019 7:42 pm
Ten zero-waste cities: How Taguig in the Philippines became clean

Down To Earth profiles ten cities across the globe which have got rid of their waste problem using the ‘zero waste model’

12 Nov 2019 10:14 pm
Meat industry worst among food-based industries in terms of water management

New report says meat firms pollute groundwater and overuse water to farm their products

7 Nov 2019 5:03 pm
River deltas are 'drowning', threatening hundreds of millions of people

Better management of river sediment is vital to improve the outlook for the world’s deltas

6 Nov 2019 12:24 pm
Mekong's water levels fall as new Laos dam begins operations

The water levels in Southeast Asia’s great river have fallen to their lowest in 100 years

30 Oct 2019 12:34 pm
Simply Put: Coca-Cola

Simply Put: Coca-Cola

29 Oct 2019 3:11 pm
A small New Zealand songbird that hides food for later use provides insights into cognitive evolution

By outward appearances, the small, grey toutouwai is not particularly remarkable. But its noteworthy behaviour includes feasting on some of the world’s largest invertebrates

28 Oct 2019 5:31 pm
24 Oct 2019 9:50 am
Coco-Cola yet again top global plastic polluter

In 2019, 11,732 pieces of Coke-branded plastic waste was identified from 37 countries. Last year, the beverages brand accounted for 9,216 pieces of plastic waste from 40 countries

23 Oct 2019 4:48 pm
Global pet trade in amphibians is bigger than we thought

There is a strong bias for certain types of amphibians; six amphibian families contributed disproportionately high numbers of traded species

23 Oct 2019 11:50 am
Could climate change have brought Delhi's winter birds early?

Migratory birds, which should have come to northern India by November, have appeared in September and October itself

22 Oct 2019 2:44 pm
Congolese giant toad can transform itself to look like a deadly viper and make right noises

The Brazilian galliwasp lizard that poses like a toxic millipede and the zebra shark, which can mimic a highly poisonous banded sea snake are other examples of such species

22 Oct 2019 10:03 am
Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (October 14-21)

Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology

21 Oct 2019 2:02 pm
Study identifies 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi operating without safeguards

That they can operate with such impunity highlights the failure of the system, it says

17 Oct 2019 10:52 pm
FSSAI plans to train food safety workers

Govt claims Food Safety Mitras will help reduce hassles for businesses

17 Oct 2019 12:47 pm
Bihar to pipe Ganga water to three cities

Gaya, Rajgir, Nawada suffer drinking water shortage

16 Oct 2019 5:28 pm
Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta?

A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way

16 Oct 2019 2:09 pm