Bahar Dutt

  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban 09-08-2014 08:14 PM

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • Saving the Ganga: Reasons why the action plan has turned into a failure 02-08-2014 08:07 PM

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans to find out what it will take to revive India's most sacred river. ...
  • Saving the Ganga: Meet people who make a difference 26-07-2014 02:31 PM

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the mighty river Ganga flows, to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • Watch: Saving the Ganga 19-07-2014 09:36 PM

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the might river Ganga flows to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • The tragedy of the river Ganges and its many misfortunes 13-07-2014 05:46 PM

    The holy river Ganges, a source of life to millions in India, is unfortunately one of the most polluted rivers in the world. CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt embarks on a journey to understand the tragedy of the river goddess and to discover the people who are trying to save...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: Exploring Kerala 10-08-2013 07:01 PM

    CNN-IBN's special series focuses on saving the Western Ghats of India. ...
  • Saving India's Western Ghats: Exploring Tamil Nadu 04-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Discovering various interesting facets of the Western Ghats in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: the Tamil Nadu special 31-07-2013 05:42 PM

    Discovering various interesting facets of the Western Ghats in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Watch: Journey through the Western Ghats of Karnataka 28-07-2013 10:39 PM

    Planet earth's richest diversity of life is found along the Western Ghats of Karnataka. ...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: Exploring the other Goa 17-07-2013 03:03 PM

    CNN-IBN's special series focuses on saving the Western Ghats of India. ...
  • Watch: Journey through the Western Ghats of Maharashtra 13-07-2013 11:59 PM

    Planet earth's richest diversity of life is found along the Western Ghats of Maaharashtra. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Did green norm violations lead to massive destruction? 28-06-2013 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: After the Uttarakhand disaster, questions are now being asked about the repeated violations of environmental norms. In fact the Ministry of Environment and Forest has made adverse observations about several projects in the state. Experts say in some cases every rule in the book was ignored. Chief Minister...
  • World Environment Day special: Saving India's Western Ghats 06-06-2013 11:30 AM

    The Western Ghats is not just a place of breathtaking natural beauty but also a biodiversity zone where many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna flourish. But unrestricted mining, quarrying and huge infrastructure projects are endangering the fragile ecology of the region. This year on World Environment Day,...
  • World Environment Day: Meet the men saving the bats, snakes of Goa 05-06-2013 11:59 AM

    Panaji: It's World Environment Day on Wednesday and CNN-IBN is taking you on a special journey with a new series 'Saving the Western Ghats'. CNN-IBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt has been travelling to every inch of the old mountains, from Maharashtra all the way down to Kerala. She met India's...
  • World Enviornment Day: Saving leopards in the Western Ghats 05-06-2013 09:56 AM

    Junnar: Along the western coast of India, lies an ancient mountain range, Planet Earth's richest diversity of life is found here. In this magical land, new species are still being discovered. This vast expanse of green that stretches across 60,000 square kilometres, is a global hotspot - a world heritage...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: A CNNIBN special on World Environment Day 04-06-2013 04:34 PM

    This year on World Environment Day , we take you to a journey to one of world's most pristine but endangered ecological hotspots - the Western Ghats. ...
  • PMO put pressure on MoEF to ease coal mining rules, reveals RTI query 13-05-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Just two days after the removal of Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister over the coal scam, there seems to be more trouble for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A Right to Information application shows that it was the Prime Minister's Office that put pressure on the Environment Ministry to...
  • Vedanta can mine in Odisha if Gram Sabha allows: SC 18-04-2013 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the Niyamgiri Hills in Kalahandi district of Odisha only if the Gram Sabha allows, said the Supreme Court on Thursday, adding the final decision on the project would be taken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in consultation with the...
  • Obama hasn't done a lot on climate change: NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman 01-02-2013 04:12 PM

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is in Delhi to attend a Sustainable Development Summit. ...
  • A Prime Minister's Office that does not support green laws

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    In a recent Cabinet meeting, according to media reports, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated that green laws are the new 'license raj'. This is not...

  • Nagaland falcon poaching: Will Environment Minister step in? 08-11-2012 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Amur falcon, a tiny majestic bird from the raptor family is being poached in thousands in North East India. The small raptors arrive in North East India from Siberia en route to their final destination in Southern Africa, stopping briefly in Nagaland where they are poached in...
  • DU scientist works for saving the frog 31-10-2012 10:33 AM

    Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: While tigers and elephants figure high on our priority lists, few in India know the importance of amphibians. But a scientist at the Delhi University is turning the tide in favour of the humble frog. In rainswept Koyna, Maharashtra, a group goes on a mission, looking for...
  • Haryana seeks SC approval for commercial use of forest land 19-10-2012 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: The government of Haryana, embattled over allegations of bending over backwards to facilitate land deals involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, has now triggered a fresh controversy. The state government has submitted an application in the Supreme Court where forest land in the state has been...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Jayanthi Natarajan 28-09-2012 11:51 PM

    CNN-IBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt spoke to Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on what steps are being taken to save the rhino in Assam. In the last four days, seven rhinos have been killed in the world-famous Kaziranga National Park. Rhinos are specially vulnerable to poachers as their horns sell for...
  • Assam: Govt sends team to probe rhinoceros poaching 28-09-2012 09:20 AM

    Guwahati: Two rhinoceros were attacked and their horns sawed off in the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam. One of the rhinoceros died while the other is battling for life. The Environment Ministry has dispatched a team of the Wildlife Crime Bureau to investigate the cause of deaths. The female...
  • SC order violated, green panel gets industry men 20-08-2012 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Forest Advisory Council in the Ministry of Environment and Forests that looks at key issues related to chopping of forests for road, mining and development projects has new members. But the appointment of two of the three members has stirred a controversy. The Forest Advisory Council, a...
  • Tiger cub born in Sariska after 4 years 08-08-2012 02:42 PM

    Sariska sanctuary lost all its tigers to poaching in 2005 and the cub was born to a relocated tigress. ...
  • Corbett, Ranthambore to be inaccessible for tourists 24-07-2012 09:30 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a halt on tourism in core areas, which are the breeding areas of tigers. ...
  • SC ruling a landmark decision: Tiger conservation authority 24-07-2012 02:58 PM

    In a big victory for conservationists, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves. ...