Everything Environment by Mongabay India


All Episodes

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

Aug 13, 2022

GigaWhat: Clean-washing by dams?

Hydropower has been an old and reliable source of energy in India. Until a few years ago, India considered a hydropower project renewable only when the installed capacity was less than 25 megawatt (MW). But the...

25 mins

Apr 25, 2022

GigaWhat: Farms harvest solar energy

What are the high hurdles for India to uplift its people and realise its potential on the world stage? Two of the most significant ones are securing food for its large population and providing enough energy to...

18 mins