environment

‘Social justice is entwined with the climate conversation’
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Ashraf Engineer November 23, 2022 The climate crisis is also a justice crisis. Across India, in the name of development, the government refuses to listen to communities most affected by climate impacts – tribals driven out of their forest homes...
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‘There’s a cost in the form of emissions to e-commerce deliveries; EVs are part of the answer’
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Ashraf Engineer October 26, 2022 India logs 2.6 billion e-commerce deliveries a year and the last-mile emissions per delivery, 285 gCO2, are way higher than the global average of 204 gCO2. Five cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai...
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‘Definition of forests changed to show more cover, suit biz lobby’
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Ashraf Engineer August 10, 2022 The government claims forest cover has risen by 2,261 sq km, but the figure is hotly contested by experts. They point out that, shockingly, it’s the result of the legal definition of a forest being...
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Single-use plastic ban is good, but can it work?
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Ashraf Engineer July 9, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Audio clip Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. From July 1, India banned single-use plastic, prohibiting its manufacture, import, storage, distribution, sale and also the use of single-use...
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Audio podcast: ‘Stop developmental projects in tiger areas, invest more in lesser-known forests’
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Ashraf Engineer February 9, 2022 126 tigers died in India in 2021, the most since data began being compiled, for reasons ranging from habitat loss to poaching and from habitat fragmentation to hunting of the tiger’s prey species by locals...
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Audio podcast: ‘Carbon capture technology can help India balance emissions’
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Ashraf Engineer January 12, 2022 Air pollution in India is so bad that it could be reducing life expectancy of millions by up to nine years. One of the solutions could be carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology as a...
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Audio podcast: Record number of tiger deaths in 2021
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Ashraf Engineer January 9, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. One hundred and twenty six tigers died in India in 2021, the most since the National Tiger Conservation Authority, or NTCA, began...
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Audio podcast: India is drowning in solid waste
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Ashraf Engineer September 15, 2021 India’s burgeoning urban population has resulted in a stark increase in the quantity of solid waste generated – 65 million tons a year – but only 75%-80% of it gets collected and only 22%-28% is...
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Audio podcast: How your consumption choices can help save the planet
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Ashraf Engineer July 14, 2021 While consumption drives the economy, it has a destructive impact on the environment. India’s aggressive economic focus over the past few decades has been accompanied by alarming ecological destruction. How does what you consume impact...
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Audio podcast: Man-environment conflict in India on the rise
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Ashraf Engineer January 6, 2021 As human populations expand, there is pressure on natural habitats. They are looked upon as sources of natural resources that can fuel economic growth and help national missions like poverty reduction. As natural habitats shrink...
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