At least 36 people have died from a heatwave this year, with the nation's capital Delhi recording its highest-ever temperature of 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit), and temperatures in Churu in Rajasthan state hitting 51C.
Although the climate crisis is slowly gaining media attention, journalists from across Asia still face an uphill task of reporting on the environment. This year, World Bank Group and Eco-Business brought together over 20 journalists for the Innovate4Climate 2019 Media Fellowship to learn how to best report on the biggest story of our time.
With Indonesia, Thailand and India moving towards national guidelines on responsible business conduct, there is increasing pressure for companies in Asia to be transparent about human rights, writes Melissa Chong.
In the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, ditching chemical pesticides and fertilisers in favour of natural farming has led to big increases in output and income for farmers. So what's stopping nationwide adoption of soil-friendly natural farming, writes Sourajit Aiyer.
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Medilyn Manibo –
More than 3 million have watched Sofia Ashraf’s 'Kodaikanal Won't' - based on American singer Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' - which calls for Unilever to clean up a mercury-contaminated factory in India.
Medilyn Manibo –
A new web platform called the Global Calculator allows individuals and organisations to check on the impact of one's lifestyle on the climate and what one can do to ensure the earth does not heat up beyond 2°C.