St(o)ppwatch

A monthly dispatch on issues surrounding coal-based power plants, air pollution, climate change, and the environment. Brings you the news that will keep you engaged, updated and part of the movement on climate action.

Edition: October 2020
Did you know that coal ash produced in India occupies more than 40,000 hectares of land, which leads to degradation of soil, water, air and ecosystem in the surroundings. This article throws light on the types, effects and solutions for coal ash…
Edition: September 2020
The draft EIA notification 2020 got a lot of traction from different stakeholders and rightly so because of the effects it is likely to have on the environment. So, before Draft EIA 2020 what were the rules? Were they any better? Let's have a look…
Edition: August 2020
In the current scenario of rising developmental activities and dilution of green laws in India, the author decodes the journey of EIA from 1994 to 2020 and throws light on shift in concern from environmental protection towards industrial development…
Edition: July 2020
Climate Crisis, What Is That? We are living on a burning planet, which is persistently dealing with sustainability challenges like poverty, gender inequality, biodiversity loss, and so on. Recently, the term ‘climate crisis’ was brought into play…
Edition: June 2020
Cross-posted from www.thermalwatchinitiative.org.in: https://bit.ly/300950O  
Edition: May 2020
In this article, we dwell on the possible reasons for the three accidents that took place on May 7. We find that these accidents show a red card to the draft EIA 2020 notification, and contemplate on victims getting justice and propose a way forward…
Edition: August 2019
Final part of a three-part introductory series on the science of geoengineering that is being portrayed as a technological fix to counteract the pernicious effects of climate crisis.
Edition: July 2019
Part two of a three-part introductory series on the science of geoengineering that is being portrayed as a technological fix to counteract the pernicious effects of climate crisis.
Edition: June 2019
Part one of a three-part introductory series on the science of geoengineering that is being portrayed as a technological fix to counteract the pernicious effects of climate crisis.
Edition: May 2019
At the start of this decade, when Tamil Nadu was reeling under an acute shortage of power, capacity addition to the tune of 50 GW was proposed. This report looks at the status of the proposed plants and finds that only one of them has been…