The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and India
Developing countries share many common challenges in addressing current and future climate risks. A key barrier to managing these risks is the limited availability of accessible, reliable and relevant weather and climate information.
Comparing Pixel and Object-Based Approaches to Map an Understorey Invasive Shrub in Tropical Mixed Forests
The establishment of invasive alien species in varied habitats across the world is now recognized as a genuine threat to the preservation of biodiversity. Specifically, plant invasions in understory tropical forests are detrimental to the persistence of healthy ecosystems.
According to the multi-author study, dogs were responsible for the majority of livestock losses amounting to Rs 12 lakh as compared to that by snow leopards at Rs 10 lakh and wolves at Rs 1.5 lakh.
Dogs are among the top predators of livestock in the upper Himalayas, killing more farm animals than snow leopards and wolves do, a study has said.
Domestic dogs currently threaten across the world at least 188 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including the Olive Ridley turtles, the Great Indian bustard and the hog deer in India, a team of international wildlife scientists has said.
It's Time to Make Conservation Labour Visible Again - What May Day narratives don't tell us about the role of the working class in conservation.
May Day was not always International Workers’ Day. Before it became International Workers’ Day during the Second Communist International Congress in the 19th century, May Day was a traditional, temperate-region celebration of spring.
After decades of neglect, statuto ry bodies--municipalities or dedicated sewerage boards-are coming under pressure from citizens, central governments, pollution control boards and the courts to improve sewage treatment.Unfortunately , in the absence of knowledge-based and participatory decision-making, the responses of these bodies are often schizophrenic.The recent moves by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) are a classic example.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give much greater attention to environmental concerns than the Millennium Development Goals. SDG6, the water sector goal, is also more broadly framed, as it recognizes conservation needs in addition to drinking water and sanitation.
URBAN resilience is no longer just an idea or a catchphrase. As the concept and practice have evolved, urban resilience now refers not just to the ability of cities to return to quilibrium after hazard-induced calamities, but also to adapt to and transform in the wake of multiple stressors that cities face, including climate change.