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Budget 2020-21: Experts hope water security will be in focus again

Fund allocations must be clearly defined, they say

24 Jan 2020 9:59 pm
New MoEF guidelines for elephant deaths from anthrax

Environment ministry suggests official team to collect biological samples, dispose infected carcasses safely and map anthrax hotspots

17 Jan 2020 3:37 pm
We dont know how many mountain gorillas live in the wild. Heres why

A new census — carried out by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (a coalition of governments, non-profits and conservationists) in 2018 — shows that the population of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is now at 459, up from 400 in 2011. This could bring the total number count for the subspecies to 1,069 gorillas. Katerina Guschanski explains that while this is great news, these figures may still not

15 Jan 2020 12:45 pm
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

About 250 million people are reliant on the Nile’s waters in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt

14 Jan 2020 12:18 pm
Glitter, not litter: These 10 cities show how to get rid of waste

Zero-waste is all about making surroundings clean, green & environmentally sustainable

13 Jan 2020 6:02 pm
Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (January 6 12, 2020)

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

12 Jan 2020 8:27 pm
Simply Put: Australia's camels

Simply Put: Australia's camels

10 Jan 2020 4:52 pm
There is no camel community for Australias camels

Down To Earth speaks to well-known camel expert Ilse Kohler-Rollefson on Australia’s recent plans to cull 10,000 camels

9 Jan 2020 5:24 pm
Junk food monster: Every bite of your favourite snack can be lethal FULL COVERAGE

Junk food monster: Every bite of your favourite snack can be lethal FULL COVERAGE

9 Jan 2020 12:55 pm
US food labels will now display calories per serving and for entire product

Change in accordance with new FDA rules, intended to make consumers aware

7 Jan 2020 7:31 pm
These places are making zero waste a daily commitment

Down To Earth profiles two initiatives in Delhi that aim at reducing food waste and a number of other measures for making themselves zero waste

7 Jan 2020 1:01 pm
These places in NCR are making zero waste a daily commitment

Down To Earth profiles two initiatives in the National Capital Region that aim at reducing food waste and a number of other measures for making themselves zero waste

7 Jan 2020 1:01 pm
Bushfires have reshaped life on Earth before. They could do it again

Australia is one of only 17 'megadiverse' countries, much of which is concentrated in areas torched by the current fires

6 Jan 2020 2:49 pm
Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (December 29, 2019 January 5, 2020)

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

5 Jan 2020 6:37 pm
Bhitarkanika census finds an increase of 15 saltwater crocodiles from last year

There are now 1,757 crocodiles in the park, the census conducted on January 3, 2020, found. Last year, there were 1,742

4 Jan 2020 9:34 pm
Ten zero-waste cities: How Capannori inspired other European municipalities on zero waste

Taking a proactive, holistic approach and involving residents in all stages of policy development were key elements that led the Italian commune to top European waste prevention leagues

30 Dec 2019 8:02 pm
Ten zero-waste cities: How Seoul came to be among the best in recycling

Strong policy instruments and good implementation did the trick for South Korea's capital

27 Dec 2019 2:17 pm
Ten zero-waste cities: Kamikatsu, Japans zero-waste miracle town

Japan’s first municipality to make a ‘zero waste declaration’, the Shikoku town is well on its way to becoming fully zero-waste by 2020

26 Dec 2019 7:04 pm
When did Homo erectus die out?

A fresh look at the demise of an ancient human species over 100,000 years ago

19 Dec 2019 2:12 pm
Kenyan wildlife policies must extend beyond protected areas

Without policy reforms that integrate conservation with all other sectors of land use, landscapes in Africa may need expensive, large-scale restoration and recovery strategies to protect biodiversity

18 Dec 2019 8:43 pm