Tamil Nadu’s seaweed harvesters in rough seas
M. Palani Kumar • Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s seaweed harvesters in rough seas

An unusual activity of the fisherwomen of Bharathinagar in Tamil Nadu keeps them more in the water than on boats. But climate change and overexploitation of marine resources are eroding their livelihoods

October 31, 2019 | M. Palani Kumar
Belated rains, beleaguered farmers in Bhandara
Jaideep Hardikar • Bhandara, Maharashtra

Belated rains, beleaguered farmers in Bhandara

This district in Vidarbha, which for long had adequate water resources, is seeing new rainfall patterns. Now listed as a 'climate hotspot', the changes in Bhandara are bringing uncertainty and losses for paddy farmers

October 23, 2019 | Jaideep Hardikar 
‘Cotton has now become a headache’
Chitrangada Choudhury and Aniket Aga • Rayagada, Odisha

‘Cotton has now become a headache’

A chemical-intensive Bt cotton monoculture is spreading through Odisha’s Rayagada district – harming health, deepening debt, irreversibly eroding indigenous knowledge, and sowing the seeds of a climate crisis

October 7, 2019 | Aniket Aga and Chitrangada Choudhury

Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha
Chitrangada Choudhury and Aniket Aga • Rayagada, Odisha

Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha 

In Rayagada, Bt cotton acreage has risen by 5,200 per cent in 16 years. The result: this biodiversity hotspot, rich in indigenous millets, rice varieties and forest foods, is seeing an alarming ecological shift

October 4, 2019 | Chitrangada Choudhury and Aniket Aga

Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in Gujarat
Namita Waikar • Kachchh, Gujarat

Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in Gujarat

Pastoralists from Kachchh walk great distances in search of grazing lands for their sheep in Gujarat, even as pastures disappear or become inaccessible, and climate patterns get ever more erratic

September 23, 2019 | Namita Waikar
Sundarbans: ‘Not a blade of grass grew…’
Urvashi Sarkar • South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Sundarbans: ‘Not a blade of grass grew…’

People in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, for long living on the edge, are now facing climate change – recurring cyclones, erratic rain, growing salinity, rising heat, depleting mangroves and more

September 10, 2019 | Urvashi Sarkar

‘The happy days are now just nostalgia’
Ritayan Mukherjee • West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh

‘The happy days are now just nostalgia’

In the high mountains of the eastern Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh, the nomadic Brokpa community is recognising climate change and devising coping strategies based on traditional knowledge

September 2, 2019 | Ritayan Mukherjee

Hailstorms at 43°C wreck farming in Latur
Parth M.N. • Latur, Maharashtra

Hailstorms at 43°C wreck farming in Latur

Villagers in Maharashtra’s Latur district are baffled by the heavy and intense hailstorms in summer that have hit them this past decade. Some farmers are giving up on orchards altogether

August 26, 2019 | Parth M.N.

‘Everything has turned upside down’ in Sangole

Villages in Sangole taluka of Maharashtra’s Solapur district are brimming with stories of how the old cyclical pattern of good rainfall and dry spells has been broken – and why and with what impact

August 19, 2019 | Medha Kale

‘Today we seek those fish in Discovery Channel’
Kavitha Muralidharan • Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu

‘Today we seek those fish in Discovery Channel’

Kadal Osai, a community radio of and for fisherfolk on Pamban island of Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, turns three this week. And it's making waves – with climate change as its latest focus

August 12, 2019 | Kavitha Muralidharan

‘Why is the climate changing like this?’
Vishaka George • Wayanad, Kerala

‘Why is the climate changing like this?’

Coffee and pepper farmers in Wayanad, Kerala, are reeling under losses caused by a rise in temperatures and erratic rainfall in a district whose residents once boasted of its ‘air-conditioned climate’

August 5, 2019 | Vishaka George

‘Perhaps we made the mountain god angry’
Ritayan Mukherjee • Leh, Jammu and Kashmir

‘Perhaps we made the mountain god angry’

Nomadic Changpa pastoralists at the high grazing grounds of Ladakh find their yak-related economy in a crisis that is driven by major climatic shifts in their fragile mountainous ecosystems

July 22, 2019 | Ritayan Mukherjee

Buffaloed by the climate in Kolhapur
Sanket Jain • Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Buffaloed by the climate in Kolhapur

Human-wildlife conflict is escalating in Radhanagari, Kolhapur, where the gaur buffalo are raiding nearby farms. This is spurred by deforestation, cropping changes, drought and fluctuating weather patterns

July 17, 2019 | Sanket Jain

It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema
P. Sainath • Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema

Crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a river, and more – have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests and climate in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district

July 8, 2019 | P. Sainath