LONGFORM AND COVER STORIES

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO SANIA MIRZA

The truth of the matter is that antibiotics are rampantly misused in India by the poultry industry to fatten chicken in less time and with less feed for commercial gains

SAFEGUARDING OZONE AND EARTH

As we celebrate the 22nd International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone, the author takes a look at what should be done to protect Earth's shield without heating up the planet

THE GAS GAME

A Down To Earth Cover story that explained the science and politics of refrigerants being played-out at the Montreal Protocol.

INDIA MINING

A Down To Earth travelogue on mining, people and environment. The story captures the impacts of mining in Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

CHAOS IN THE IRON AGE

A Down To Earth cover story that exposes the large-scale illegal iron ore mining in Goa and Bellary and the failure of the mining governance

BELLARY LAID WASTE

A Down To Earth cover story that explored the social and environmental cost of illegal mining in Bellary, Karnataka

TRANSFATS IN OIL

The laboratory study that highlighted the need to set transfat standards in edible oil. The food safety authority acted but quite late. India will now eliminate transfats in oil only by 2022.

PESTICIDE IN SOFT DRINKS: 2006 STUDY

This laboratory study highlighted the fact that despite the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report, the cola companies were still not doing enough to eliminate pesticide residues from their products.

PESTICIDE IN SOFT DRINKS: 2003 STUDY

This laboratory study highlighted the presence of pesticide residues in cola drinks. This study led to the setting-up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), the fifth in the history of India. The JPC report led to the setting-up of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

POISON VS NUTRITION

A Down To Earth analysis on how food safety is defined and what’s wrong with the fppd safety standards in India.

ANTIBIOTICS IN HONEY

A laboratory study that highlighted the misused of antibiotics in food industry. The study found multiple antibiotics in honey samples produced in India and those imported from abroad. Post this study, the food safety authority set tolerance limit for antibiotics in honey.

ANTIBIOTICS IN CHICKEN

India’s first publicly released laboratory study that checked the residues on antibiotics in chicken meat and convinced the food safety authority to set antibiotic standards in fish, meat and milk products.

PRESSURE POINT

A Down To Earth cover story on the Poznan climate conference.

COPENHAGEN ACCORDING TO USA

A Down To Earth cover story on the infamous Copenhagen climate conference.

ALL GO DOWN

A Down To Earth cover story on the Cancun climate conference.

HOW TO DIVIDE THE SKY

A Down To Earth cover story on the Durban climate conference.

COP-OUT

A Down To Earth cover story on the Lima climate conference.

AN EVENING IN PARIS

A Down To Earth cover story on the Paris climate conference.

REMODELING THE CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS

An analysis at the 25th anniversary of the UNFCCC

TRIBUNAL ON TRIAL

 A Down To Earth cover story on the performance and issues with the National Green Tribunal.

TRIBUNAL ON A TIGHTROPE

A Down To Earth cover story on how the National Green Tribunal is implementing the polluters pays principle.

SOLAR SCAM

A Down To Earth investigation on how few companies are rigging the solar power auctions in India.

SHALE TRAIL

A Down To Earth travelogue on how Shale gas is transforming the energy sector in the US and lessons for India.

GERMANY IN TRANSITION

A Down To Earth travelogue on how Germany is implementing its Energiewende and what lessons it holds for the energy transition in India.

THE END OF COAL

A Down To Earth analysis on how technological innovation, the treat of air pollution and climate change is heralding the end of the Coal era.

GRAVE NEW DEAL

A Down To Earth Cover Story on what low-carbon growth means for India.

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