Everything Environment by Mongabay India


All Episodes

Jan 20, 2023

Imprints: Sifting through microfossils with Rajani Panchang

Looking at sediment under a microscope is a window into past environments and climates. In a dot of sediment, you may find thousands of microfossils - tiny remains of bacteria, protists, fungi, animals, and pla...

34 mins

Jan 06, 2023

Imprints: Digging up bones with Advait Jukar

Imagine this: When modern humans arrived on the Indian subcontinent from Africa, they saw creatures such as giant prehistoric elephants, a hippopotamus and a zebra-like horse, alongside other great beasts. Infa...

37 mins

Dec 25, 2022

GigaWhat: What not to do

India's renewable energy dreams have been big since the country shifted gears post-Paris climate summit in 2015. The country is now working towards achieving 500 GW of installed capacity from non-fossil fuel so...

32 mins

Dec 23, 2022

Imprints: Finding molluscs with Devapriya Chattopadhyay

What can shells tells us about marine paleoclimate? Shells and molluscs store a wealth of paleoclimate information. Molluscs build their shells with calcium carbonate from the sea water. Their shells record the...

44 mins

Dec 08, 2022

Imprints: Lake and archive diving with Atreyee Bhattacharya

It is fascinating how scientists unearth data for climate science in unusual locations. Atreyee Bhattacharya’s work takes her to lakebeds and libraries. She’s a paleoclimatologist who looks back at past climate...

30 mins

Nov 30, 2022

GigaWhat: Fuelling startups

India has an ambitious clean energy target that needs technology and innovation. While government and private sectors have their role to play, startups are critical for innovation and faster execution. They ide...

20 mins

Oct 03, 2022

Trailer: Imprints

It is fascinating how scientists unearth data for climate science in unusual locations. Fossils, trees, lake sediment, other natural objects, and archival documents are like time portals. They tell us when and...

2 mins

Sep 06, 2022

GigaWhat: Building the backbone

We are all familiar with the buzzing sound under high-voltage power lines and transmission towers. The electricity passing through it is generated from coal power plants, solar parks, wind farms, dams and other...

18 mins

Aug 27, 2022

GigaWhat: Clean the messy trail

The clean energy sector maintains that it is crusading the fight against climate change. But first, governments and companies have to fix the road to making clean energy technologies. The supply chain to creat...

19 mins

Aug 22, 2022

GigaWhat: Creating rural jobs with renewables

Lack of energy access limits the rural economy. But reliable electricity creates an infrastructure for rural entrepreneurs and gives people a chance to work on their aspirations. In rural India, decentralised...

20 mins