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Past articles by Nidhi:

Northeast Monsoon Flops, Triggering Drought-Like Conditions Across South India

Analysis of monsoon data suggests South India is headed for an acute water crisis this summer. → Read More

They Helped the Forest Grow. But in the Face of Climate Change, They're Helpless.

The Pichavaram mangrove forest near Chidambaram, Cuddalore, is the world’s second largest of its kind. And 150 Irula families helped nurture it in the 1980s and 1990s. → Read More

NGT Okays New Road Project on Floodplains of the Panzara River in Dhule

The Public Works Department, which is building the road, says it could be ‘submersible’ to keep it from being damaged during floods. → Read More

Gadkari Not on the Side of the Angels Where Ganga Is Concerned: Jairam Ramesh

An interview with the former Union environment minister about G.D. Agarwal, hydropower projects, sand-mining and the 'Clean Ganga' mission. → Read More

Centre Approves Diversion of Chenab’s Water to Jammu but Plan May Not Be Feasible

As many areas of J&K's winter capital are already water-stressed, city officials are desperate for succour – so much so that they have plans for drawing even more water from natural sources and no plans for cleaning or recharging them. → Read More

In Sikkim, a spring rejuvenation scheme is helping villages tide over summer water shortage

Dhara Vikas involves villagers in reviving springs and streams that provide drinking water to over 80% of the state’s rural households. → Read More

Climate change exacerbates human-wildlife conflicts in Sikkim

Recent changes in climatic conditions in the heavily forested Himalayan state of Sikkim could be fuelling human-wildlife conflict around protected areas in the → Read More

A ‘Normal’ Monsoon With Droughts and Floods?

In spite of the seemingly ‘normal’ monsoon scenario in the country, some states are braving floods, whereas others are preparing for drought. → Read More

Waiting to drown in Bihar

Villagers in Bihar have been forced to relocate ten times as the Gandak shifts its course, and are now left with no safe place left to go → Read More

Changing rainfall patterns in India are posing a threat to food and water security

An IMD study has analysed trends across the country from 1961 to 2013. → Read More

Analysing recent high-impact storms in India

In terms of frequency, recent thunderstorm and dust storm activity was higher than normal, India’s top meteorologist said in an interview, adding that the intensity was also high, but not record-breaking Vast swathes of India have been recently buffeted by high-intensity thunderstorms and dust storms that led to hundreds of deaths and millions in property damage.... → Read More

As North India reels under thunderstorms and dust storms, Met department’s alerts are too vague

The storms – common for the region at this time of the year – have killed 150 people over the past month. → Read More

Heat Waves Could Kill – Partly Thanks to an Outdated Definition

The India Meteorological Department is clear about the conditions in which heat waves should be declared – but adverse health impacts arise even before those conditions are met. → Read More

Why Aurangabad's Garbage Crisis is Raising a Stink

The villages around Aurangabad, Maharashtra, have refused to take in any more waste generated by residents of the city. The stink has been building. → Read More

Hailstorms pelt more troubles on to Maharashtra’s farmers reeling under drought, pest attacks

Sudden hailstorms have extensively damaged the winter crop in Marathwada and Vidarbha. → Read More

Bloom early, fade faster in changed climate

The 'western disturbances' that bring rain and snow to the Hindu Kush Himalayas every winter have themselves been disturbed by climate change, leading to warmer → Read More

When rhododendrons bloom in winter

The changing pattern of the 'western disturbances', a weather phenomenon that starts in the Mediterranean Sea and brings winter rains to the highlands of India and Pakistan, is leading to warmer and shorter Himalayan winters Something unusual happened in the hills of Uttarakhand in northern India — the rhododendron bloomed in January. The blooming, celebrated as flower day, heralds the arrival… → Read More

A new government criteria to classify drought-hit regions is causing many cases to go unreported

Strict parameters set by the Centre has made it tougher for the states to declare a drought and seek relief funds from New Delhi. → Read More

Centre's New Drought Manual Likely to Aggravate Farm Distress

Strict parameters set by the central government have made it tougher for the states to declare a drought and seek relief funds from New Delhi. → Read More

Maharashtra’s climate action plan comes up short

Despite taking almost a decade to prepare a state action plan for climate change, the Maharashtra government has missed out on including issues related to thunderstorms, lightning and air pollution Eight years after the central government’s direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a vulnerability assessment study...Read More → Read More