6 Reasons why caring about oceans is crucial

Even if you don’t care about marine life being disrupted due to ocean pollution and climate change heating up the oceans, there are far bigger ways why you should care about the oceans.

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The future of menstrual hygiene management with the emerging water crisis in India

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) by UNICEF is defined as ”Women and adolescent girls using a clean menstrual management material to absorb or collect blood that can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for the duration of the menstruation period, using soap and water for washing the body as required, and having access to […]

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World Wetlands Day: Saving wetlands of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)

When world was celebrating arrival of 2021, I was wandering in mangroves of Bhandup in Thane district of Maharashtra. It was muddy, the whole land was marshy, giving out a strong stench. There were just too many mosquitoes, it was difficult to walk into these mangroves, let alone take pictures and videos. Just a kilometer […]

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Budget 2021 updates: Rs 2217 crore allocated for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament.  Addressing air pollution, Sitharaman announced a total spend of Rs 2217 crore allocated for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution. This would be Sitharaman’s third budget under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a significant departure […]

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Budgeting Climate Change #BudgetNoise

Budget 2021: we asked experts about their recommendations for a climate-friendly budget The Union Budget 2021 is around the corner. While various sectors are given at most importance, environment is somewhere left behind. “India is the fifth most vulnerable nation in the world to climate change impacts which will hugely impact our food and water […]

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THE Baneful Marine Life Crisis

The blessing of life on this coherent planet of ours originated solely from the water bodies like oceans and rivers and this isn’t the first time we’re hearing of this fact.  Colorful coral bodies, tiny bioluminescent aquatic organisms that lay deep into the darkness of seabed along with the gigantic majestic sharks all contribute to […]

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SC takes Suo Moto cognizance of pollution in Yamuna

The Supreme Court has taken suo moto cognizance of pollution in the Yamuna river and also issued a notice to the Haryana government on a plea by Delhi Jal Board (DJB). A Bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was hearing the DJB plea alleging that the water released by neighbouring state Haryana in […]

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Conserving endangered Gangetic Dolphins for healthy Ganges river

Excerpt: India's national aquatic animal is gangetic dolphin. River Ganga is home to these beautiful 2.5m long brown-grey creatures. Their habitat has been threatened and disturbed causing them to become endangered. Steps should be taken to gauge and tackle the problem of dramatically depleting number of dolphins.

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30 Indian cities feature in the global list of 100 set to face severe water risks by 2050: WWF

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has painted a grim picture for India, pointing towards its looming water crisis. The WWF’s Risk Filter analysis has said 100 cities that hold importance in national as well as global economies and are home to 350 million people are set to face a severe water risk by 2050 “unless urgent action is taken […]

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Yamuna is more than an amenity, it’s a treasure

Nearly everything about contemporary human life needs to change if we are to seriously address the multiple environmental crises that are facing the planet, but today I will focus on just one topic: River Yamuna Yamuna River is the second-largest and longest tributary of the river Ganges. It has a stretch of 1376 km which […]

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Afflicted River Yamuna, distress for Humans

We humans have always been ignorant about the possible jeopardy that environmental degradation brings with itself. We aren’t considerate enough about the fact that every plastic bag that reaches the river joins to retaliate as a calamity.

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What is a Shoe Strike for Climate Justice?

For the past one year, children and youths across the world are doing Global Climate Strike to demand decisive actions from the governments and leaders on Climate Crisis. It all started with a 19-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg who skipped her school every Friday and demanded the Swedish government to act on Climate Change by […]

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The Yamuna suffers from an unfortunate throes

“The river presently, not only receives large volumes of domestic sewage and industrial waste but also lacks the basic minimum of freshwater as almost all the water present in the river is diverted for various consumptive uses like drinking, agriculture, and industries at the Hathnikund barrage.”

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With no adherence for its sanctity, the Yamuna flows polluted as ever

The Yamuna holds a special significance in Hindu mythology. Bathing in River Yamuna frees one from the torments of death, according to the beliefs of Hindus. But with the growing population, pollution, sewage and industrial waste, the river has now turned lifeless.  The river being the main source of water for Delhi is one of […]

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How plastic pollution affects the ocean

By 2050, the amount of plastic will outweigh the fish in the oceans, predicts a report. What can you do about ocean plastic pollution?

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The Sustainability 100+ Dialogues 2021: The future of sustainability in Haryana

How will a coal power plant put Sundarbans at risk?

World Wildlife Day 2021: ‘Forests and Livelihoods- Sustaining People and Planet’