India heat wave triggers clashes over water

Temperatures in India reached 50.3 degrees Celsius (122.54 Fahrenheit) last week, nearing the record high of 51 degrees Celsius set in 2016. The scarcity of water has prompted fights and stabbings at relief points.

India follows China's lead, bans plastic waste imports

It has been just over a year since China banned imports of foreign plastic waste, and now India has followed in its footsteps. Effective March 1, all imports of foreign solid plastic waste and scrap have been banned.

China and India help make planet leafier

China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says. The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.

India Bans All Single-Use Plastics From Airports

India introduces a ban on all single-use plastics at 129 airports across the country. This is the first step to reaching the higher goal- make all airports plastic-free.

India is trying to prevent apocalyptic air pollution

According to a study, stubble burning contributs up to 26 percent of the most harmful particulate matter to Delhi’s winter pollution and even as much as 50 percent on certain days during the burning season.

India Passes Historic Ruling That Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The Indian court repealed a 150-year-old law that was instated during British colonial rule which made consensual sexual activity that went “against the law of nature” punishable by up to a lifetime in prison.

Indian Fishermen Collect Ocean Plastic to Build Roads

A group of 5,000 fishermen who rely on the “Mother Sea” to survive have taken it upon themselves to clean up the oceans – and use the piles of waste to repair their roads and create jobs.

India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022

Big news from India: the country aims to abolish single-use plastic in about four years. The move could dramatically reduce the flow of plastic from 1.3 billion people.

International Solar Alliance: Turning on the lights

The ISA’s purpose is to raise funds in order to undertake the mass deployment of solar technology required to generate as much as 1TW (1,000GW) of electricity.

Gender Bias Kills 239,000 Girls in India Every Year, Study Finds

Approximately 239,000 Indian girls under the age of 5 die every year due to neglect. The preference for boys in India encourages prioritizing food, educational opportunities, and medical attention for boys over girls.

World's largest organic sewage management system

The East Kolkata Wetlands in India processes almost 198 million gallons of wastewater and sewage produced by the region’s population everyday, relying on nothing but nature.

New school in India will prioritize happiness and emotional intelligence

Riverbend School in India is planning to focus on personal happiness, and turning out children who will give back to the world in a positive way.

India’s Wind Energy Generation Up 35% In Q3 2017

According to data released by the Indian government, wind energy generation in the country jumped 35% in Q3 2017 compared to the preceding quarter.

Air Pollution Has Turned New Delhi Into a ‘Veritable Gas Chamber’

Schools are closed, construction has halted, and vehicles have been restricted as levels of PM2.5 pollution spike in the Indian capital.