FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 201905:56 PM IST

CEOs join finance ministers for work on climate solutions

Climate change is no longer a question of science for most global leaders – it is an economic and financial risk, and they are taking it seriously. They also see opportunities in action: elusive jobs in a clean economy, greater stability, and growth as a result of resilience and an…

Karnataka watershed project boosts productivity

A small patch of barren land was all that farmer Ningappa Hulikatti had ever known. He tilled the hard dry soil to the best of his ability to support his wife and 5 young children. But, without water, his fields yielded only a small crop of millets in the rainy…

How much does pollution actually cost?

How much do the emissions coming from your car’s exhaust pipe cost in terms of damage to the environment? What about the gases that factories emit? Smog can be seen – and felt—in places like Beijing and Mexico City, in other words, it is tangible. But it is difficult to…

Redefining extreme poverty in Asia

More than 700 million people in Asia and the Pacific live below the global poverty rate of $1.25 per day. Though comprising two thirds of the world’s poor, this number is a huge improvement from the 1.59 billion recorded in 1981. Yet, in the second decade of the 21st century,…

Electricity in the belly of the Himalayas

Constructing the Rampur Hydro Electric Project in the geologically young Himalayas has not been easy. A band of dedicated workers, engineers and contractors labored underground for seven years to excavate the 15-km long tunnel that now carries water to power the turbines. Sudden and dangerous gushes of extremely hot or…