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.”Read More
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 […]Read More
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?Read More
Weekly Wrap: Uprooting Cannabis in Himachal & Mauritius’ environmental emergency
The environment landscape has been a bit grim, but here’s an ecological solution tailored to the people fighting the pandemic. With a small initiative for an ecological solution, a club in Kolkata is handing plants, masks and sanitisers in exchange of plastic. From EIA to Mauritius declaring “state of environmental emergency”, here’s the news of […]Read More
How Climate Change Impacts Our Water resources?
“Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” We’ve all heard the phrase before but do you know we’re literally running out of freshwater? According to the IPCC fifth assessment report, the availability of freshwater is expected to become even more scarce in the future because of climate change. Freshwater is a necessity for human […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Commercial Mining: A Plan to Kill Hopes for a Sustainable Economy
On June 18, the government initiated the auction of 41 coal blocks that can produce 225 million tonnes of coal per year. Allowing 100% foreign direct investment, global companies can also participate in the auctions. This is expected to generate employment, reduce the import bill, and make India self-reliant. Interestingly enough, only a week after […]Read More
Is Kedarnath at risk again?
It was raining incessantly and the sky was thundering with the loud noise of encircling helicopters above. The scene seemed straight out of some film. Crowds of people had lined up with a hapless look on their faces at the helipad in Dehradun. Some of them would rush every time a helicopter landed to show […]Read More
World Oceans Day 2020: What is the need for sustainable oceans?
The ocean is one of the most diverse places on Earth. They cover over 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and hold 97 per cent of our planet’s water. According to the National Ocean Service, “the oceans produce over half of the world’s oxygen and stores 50 times more Carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. Many […]Read More
Earth Day 2020: A poem by a 14-year-old on the importance of water
On the 50th earth day, a 14 year old Scottish high school student, Divvyesh Ramesh wrote a beautiful poem on the importance of water: पानी एक ऐसी चीज़ है जिसके बिना जीना असंभव है कुछ लोग गाते हैं “आज ब्लू है पानी पानी” और कुछ सोचते हैं “काश मिल जाए आज थोड़ा सा पानी।” यदि […]Read More
How to save water at home
These coming few days of confinement are a very good time to learn how to introduce practices in your life that can lead to less waste. There are a lot of resources around us that we are limitless because they are so readily available at our disposal. And one such resource, I am sure you […]Read More
Ganga and Yamuna rivers are now clean!
After a long while, the river Yamuna is flowing full and cleaner at this time of the year. The nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has marked improvement in the quality of air and water including the Yamuna turning cleaner and transparent. River toxic wastes not being discharged into Yamuna: Raghav Chadha “Because of […]Read More
Acute Water Scarcity Grips Hindu Kush Himalayas, Including 5 Indian Hill Stations: Study
A recent study conducted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has revealed that the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region is facing an acute crisis of water insecurity. The study says that urbanisation and climate change are the primary reasons for the situation. The region extends to about 3,500 km and forms a part […]Read More
Why the Yamuna needs to be an agenda in the Delhi election?
The environmental crisis is not something which we have to face in the near future, it has already knocked our doors. May it be air, water, soil or any other medium we are witnessing a drastic change in our surroundings. This year during November The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the […]Read More
Yamuna Drowns in Plastic Pollution in Agra
The city of Taj Mahal is one of the most polluted cities in India. Not just air pollution, it is choking with plastic problem too. The Yamuna has also been dying with severe plastic pollution in Agra. “If you have a look, you’ll only see plastic and waste and nothing else. The Yamuna has turned […]Read More