USAID is working with the Indian Railways on the network’s transition to net zero energy by 2030.
The U.S. Protects Wetlands
Coastal and land-bound wetlands cover 5.5 percent of the United States. Learn more about how the U.S. federal and state governments protect them.
A (Ful)Bright Future
Three Fulbright-Nehru fellows talk about their research in India and the incomparable exposure the exchange program offers.
Balancing Development With Conservation
U.S. and Indian researchers study ways to protect wildlife corridors allowing tigers mobility to survive and thrive.
Managing Waste to Improve Communities
Whitman College alumna Gauri Mirashi aims to create sustainable cities by empowering communities to live in harmony with their surroundings.
Lucknow’s Energy-Efficient Housing
USAID works with the Lucknow Development Authority to construct sustainable and energy-efficient houses.
Sustainable Packaging Innovations
Ecovia and Dharaksha Ecosolutions offer sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging for the e-commerce industry.
Green Cooling Solutions
As summer temperatures rise, EESL’s super-efficient air conditioning program aims to encourage energy-efficient cooling.
POWERing Up Change
Through the POWER initiative, women are taking charge of their futures in a climate-positive way.
The Future of Food
The Good Food Institute India works with innovators and market leaders to create plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable eating habits.
Waste to Wricks
Angirus uses waste to create a low emission and ecofriendly alternative to traditional clay bricks.
World Food Prize: Honoring Innovation
The World Food Prize recognizes and encourages innovations to increase the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Urban Heat Stress
Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas.
Scientists Work to Stave Off…
U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
Effective Forest Management Through Forest…
Scaling up efficient forest management increases forest sustainability, economic opportunities and community livelihoods.
Protecting the Ocean
Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health and what you can do to help.
Working to Stop Food Waste
Food waste is harsh on the environment and worsens world hunger. But activists and organizations are now recycling "rejected" produce to feed hungry communities.
Learn How Air Quality Improved…
Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York have turned their story around over decades by reigning in air pollution with the help of government initiatives and new technology.
U.S. Protects Endangered Species
Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
The United States Also has…
From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.
Invest in our Planet on…
Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.
Combating the Climate Crisis Through…
Interactive storytelling can drive climate action by raising awareness of how the climate crisis affects everyday life.
Megacities such as Delhi, Chennai, Karachi, Madrid, and Istanbul are already experiencing an extremely high risk of droughts, and many other regions could follow suit over the next few years.
The Time for Climate Action…
An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
Studying Coral Reefs
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Afreen Hussain assesses the impact of climate change and human disturbances on coral reefs to assist in the conservation of this highly vulnerable ecosystem.
Bending the Curve
The strategic partnership between India and the United States can drive urgent progress in this critical decade for climate action.
Food for Thought: What’s on…
Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.
Greening the Map
With support from the U.S. Department of State, Swechha harnesses technology, inspires individuals and advocates for environmental change across India.
Managing Food for Sustainability
Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment.
Adaptive Urban Planning
Cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis.
A New Direction for Solar…
Renkube, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has developed a mechanism which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by redirection of sunlight and contribute to lowering of carbon footprints.
Building Capacity to Tackle Climate…
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Dr. Sonja Klinsky works on building analytic capacity to enable climate action in ways that also address human development needs.
Collaborations for Clean Air
Air pollution in India is a severe and persistent problem that affects the health of millions. But an innovative new partnership shows signs of addressing this massive issue through raising awareness of air quality at the local level.
Saving Forest Resources
Forest-PLUS, launched by USAID and the Government of India, aims to improve the management of forests to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihood benefits.
The Drop That Lasts Forever
Water Matters, a collaborative project between the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust, explores challenges and opportunities related to sustainable water management in South India and worldwide.
Studying the Climate
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Tamanna Subba explores the links between aerosols, air pollution and climate change, to build a better understanding of the Indian summer monsoon.
From Trickle to Stream
Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.
Giving Wings to Natural Interests
Isaac Kehimkar, known as India’s Butterfly Man, talks about his work and his takeaways from studying American NGO’s as part of his 2006 Fulbright Fellowship.
LIFAFFA partners with ragpickers to convert plastic waste into a leather-like material and create upcycled products.
Engineering Pure Air
Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.
Sahar Mansoor’s start-up, Bare Necessities, offers personal and home care products that are ecofriendly and use biodegradable packaging.
Nexus-trained bioQ redesigns daily-use products to create ecofriendly options.
Solving the Burning Problem
Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.
From Dirt to Art
Graviky Labs transforms harmful pollution particles into tools for artists.
Measure to Manage
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Joshua Apte’s research group at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a collaborative effort to understand the relationships between urban air pollutant emissions, population exposure and human health.
Cleaning Through Light
Adarsh Shukla's Photolite surface enhancement coating helps curb air pollution using visible light.
Green via Separations
Shreya Dave’s Via Separations could eliminate up to 90 percent of the energy used in industrial processes to separate chemicals for the food and beverage industry.
HelpUsGreen creates a range of products made from reprocessed floral and agro-waste, including an ecofriendly substitute for thermocol.
Working for a Cause
Fulbright-Nehru research scholar Alexander O’Neill has worked to support environmental conservation efforts in India.
Integrated Waste Management
Jasmeet Kaur’s Nexus-incubated start-up designs and creates effective waste management solutions.
Science of Conservation
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Uma Ramakrishnan works to conserve the tiger population in India using population genetics.
Emotions and the Environment
What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.