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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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