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How will a coal power plant put Sundarbans at risk?

On 29th January 2012, the Power Development Board (PDB) of Bangladesh signed a joint venture agreement with India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish 1320 MW coal power plant in the Rampal Upazila in the Beharghat district of Bangladesh which would be situated in close proximity of 14km radius from the Sundarban Reserve Forest […]

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

Did you know, in less than 50 years, there has been an average decline of 68 per cent in the population of animals, birds and fish globally? (Living Planet Index report) March 3 is celebrated as World Wildlife Day globally. On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed […]

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Best use of recycled paper? Make jewellery!

Life is moving a lot faster than it was twenty years ago. We need immediate action and satisfaction for everything.  As a result the environment is the last on the list.  Our Planet can take care of our needs but not our greed. (I think I heard that on Discovery channel). We’re building where we […]

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India saw rise in extreme weather events in last 50 years: Study

India has witnessed a rise in extreme weather events in the last 50 years that claimed the lives of more than 1.4 lakh people, according to a paper published in ScienceDirect journal on February 26. The paper states that the period from 1970-2019 recorded 7,063 extreme weather events: heat waves, cold waves, floods, lightning, and […]

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Students Demand Protecting Haryana’s Forest Cover on Aravalli Black Day

On February 28, 2021, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Punjab Land Preservation Act Amendment (PLPA) Bill which was passed on 27 February 2019, students of Grade 11th, Heritage Experiential Learning School presented a demonstration at different locations in Galleria Market in Gurgaon. They recited a poem and gave a talk on the implications […]

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Easy ways to reduce air pollution in Punjab

Air pollution is one of the most pressing issues of Punjab. An interesting point to note is that stubble burning is not the only reason for this. Other reasons include smoke from factories, vehicular pollution, economic growth, etc. Why is Punjab going through such bad air quality? Punjab is well known for its rapid industrialization […]

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Why going vegan is better for the environment

The moment I started questioning where my food came from, the part of my brain that made sure whatever on my plate was edible, also made sure that whatever was on my plate was ethical and vegan. As I made more and more conscious efforts to eat healthier and more ethically, I learned a lot […]

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The city of Chandigarh and its increasing air pollution

I have been in love with the city of Chandigarh always but its degrading air quality is something that worries me. As with many cities in India, Chandigarh has multiple sources of pollution that result in increased levels of PM2.5, PM10 and other harmful chemicals that not just affect the environment but the health of […]

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The issue of air pollution in Punjab

As I am a resident of Derabassi in Mohali, I have witnessed a lot of changes in the pattern of air quality for a few years. The environment of Derabassi has witnessed a lot of changes due to rapid urbanization, industrialization, increase in population, vehicles, and commercialization of land available within the town. The industrial […]

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Opt for thrifting to save the environment

India is on its way to become the world’s sixth-largest apparel market and the fashion industry plays a prominent role in this growth. Fast fashion is becoming popular by the day as most brands are adopting it. The fast fashion industry is more harmful to the environment than you’d think. Environment cost of fast fashion […]

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Is it the right time to switch to an electric vehicle?

Well, do you think is it the right time to switch to an electric vehicle? What’s the importance of Electric vehicles in our daily life as well as how conventional vehicle pollution increasing day by day? Rather how we all can solve that problem? Let’s discuss briefly these issues.  We are concerned about the environmental […]

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Here’s how this community planted over 2.6 million trees in 2020

For many, 2020 was the year of reckoning when a global pandemic forced people to pause and reassess thier relationship with nature. But for rural communities, it was a time of acute economic distress, unemployment, and untold hardship.  Employment for rural people during the pandemic In spite of the pandemic, Grow-Trees.com was not only supporting […]

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A revolution in agriculture: Ocean farming

Ocean Farming is one of the unconventional farming methods that can be used to do both; cultivate food and aid in mitigating climate change. Currently, only 3% of the globe’s surface area is used for crop production to fulfill the world’s food demand. Looking at the rate of population growth, it would be challenging to […]

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Over 1.2 lakh lives lost due to air pollution in six Indian cities in 2020: Study

Around 1.2 lakh lives were lost due to air pollution in six Indian cities, according to the Greenpeace Southeast Asia Analysis of IQAir data. Further, the economic losses amounted to over ₹2 lakh crore. The study measured air quality by recording the concentration of poisonous PM2.5 particles, which are less than 2.5 microns in diameter and […]

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Leave no trail when you travel

As beautiful and grand the mountains might sound and look like, the experience is vastly different. It’s up to us to make sure we don’t leave a mark surrounding the same as well as stay safe and healthy. For all of us who have had the opportunity to surround ourselves with the breathtaking view of […]

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How will a coal power plant put Sundarbans at risk?

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

Best use of recycled paper? Make jewellery!