post
When Sam Bencheghib was all of 20, and a university student, he along with his brother Gary Bencheghib went out kayaking. But it was no ordinary kayak. They had built it using plastic bottles, and the river they paddled through was one of Indonesia’s most polluted rivers – Citarum River.  “We decided to kayak down […]
By Smitha Verma
post
When Thaaragai Aarathana was just about five years old she had started picking up litter from roads. It hurt her that people were callous and cared little about the environment. At 8, this young scuba diver from Chennai, a southern state in India, has made it her mission to create awareness about marine pollution. She […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
The 2022 United Nations Oceans Conference began on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event, which will take place till July, is co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, said the UN in its press release. This year, to mobilise action, the conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
post
When we reached Pangong Tso in Leh, Ladakh, I screamed with all my heart—THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH! I wondered if heaven is already on Earth, where we all hope to end up, why are we destroying the paradise we already have? Everything we have in our world today is derived from our planet. The […]
By Garvita Gulhati
post
These children from Jaipur are facing water crisis living in underprivileged homes. Water wastage is a problem across the world and many disregard the effect it has on underprivileged children. The children understand the importance of saving water and want to create awareness about the same.
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
India’s Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Bhupender Yadav and the Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat jointly released the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on Rejuvenation of 13 major rivers through forestry interventions on March 14, said a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The 13 rivers for which […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
One of the most littered items in India is cigarette butts which are dumped in large numbers, each with more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). These could be commonly found in parks, streets, roads and other similar places. It is projected that 4.5 million tonnes of cigarette wastes contaminate the […]
By Garvit Bhirani
post
सांभर झील के कुशल प्रबंधन के लिए समर्पित राज्य सरकार की ओर से सांभर झील प्रबंधन एजेंसी के गठन को मंजूरी दी गई है। इस मंजूरी पर वन एवं पर्यावरण राज्यमंत्री श्री सुखराम बिश्नोई ने मुख्यमंत्री का आभार व्यक्त करते हुए प्रसन्नता जताई है। उल्लेखनीय है कि जयपुर, अजमेर और नागौर जिलों में फैली सांभर […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
By 2050, the amount of plastic will outweigh the fish in the oceans, predicts a report. What can you do about ocean plastic pollution?
Avatar photo
By Ankita
post
In the nation like India, where rivers are worshipped with fierce devotion and will, It is quite ironical to come across the fact that it’s rivers are being more polluted then ever. Since a few years, we see a lot of headlines depicting a wallowing earth and fishes consuming plastic waste. Although we have ameliorated […]
By Eshita Gupta
post
Have you realized the mighty rivers of India that once used to be full of clear water are now reduced to a pool full of garbage? We need to understand that the reason Indian rivers are being destroyed is due to pollution and climate change. This not only includes rivers like the Ganga and Yamuna […]
By Sarthak Thakur
post
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.
By Gunjan Toora
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By Suhani
post
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 […]
By Roshan Kedar
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
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 […]
By Eshita Gupta
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
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.
By Rakhshi
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By Aarav Seth
post
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.
By Yash Khandelwal
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By Arpit Sharma
post
“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.”
By Yash Khandelwal
post
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 […]
By Yash Khandelwal
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By LMB Staff
post
“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 […]
Avatar photo
By Ankita
post
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 […]
By Yash Khandelwal
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By Kopal Goel
post
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 […]
Avatar photo
By Anku Sharma