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Will clean air sustain past the COVID Crisis?

The journey into the year 2020 definitely has been a rough ride for the whole world due to the prevalence of the global health crisis. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as global healthcare, social, and economic calamity, it has brought a healing dose for the repairment of nature. Some of its splendid impacts on […]

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The impending calamity of an ocean of plastics

Being a source of life and livelihood, oceans bestow with unprecedented opportunities for sustaining life-form. Not only do these giants act as climate buffers for the world but also provide a home to diverse marine species in their deep trenches. Oceans construct a habitat for innumerable species of fish, reptiles, cetaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, sponges, marine […]

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Fastracking Forest Clearances: Is the government using Lockdown as an opportunity?

Three months have passed since the meeting of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), when the Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) proposed forest clearance for the first time amidst lockdown, and during this nd during this period it has been observed that the government has taken multiple opportunities to...

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Earth may be warmest in 12,000 years: Study

Soon after Russia’s State weather authority confirmed the rise of temperature to 100.4°F in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, an all-time highest for the Arctic region, the climate scientists and activists came forward to discuss this persistent increase of heat in the region. Additionally, the Paleo Temperature Time Series, a Holocene global mean surface temperature […]

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How masks and other coronavirus waste polluting the planet

Amidst the 3 months lockdown in India, when a stopper was put to all the industries and institutions in both public and private sectors, a sulking GDP growth as low as 3.1% in quarter 4 of the financial year 2020 was observed. During the inevitable economic crisis, the one industry that has flourished despite the […]

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With changed EIA norms; a looming environmental disaster

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) proposed a new draft notification of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) on March 12, 2020, after which a series of nationwide digital protests have been going on backed by student unions, environmentalists, and other stakeholders, condemning the stance of the government on environmental sustainability. While the world is combating […]

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Assam Floods: The annual destruction of environment

With more than 50,000 people affected and 14 fatalities reported in 5 districts of the state, Assam has received the second wave of floods in this monsoon season. Post cyclone Amphan continuous downpours have raised the level of water in the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries which has caused severe inundation in the districts of […]

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Yash Khandelwal

I am a biotechnology student who is a budding environmental activist and ecology enthusiast. I wish to pursue a career in Science Communication.