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A brief contemplation of space mining

“No Man’s Sky” is a space survival game therefore the primary aim is to make sure to stay alive. To survive in the Euclid galaxy, the player has to collect elements to create materials that can sustain their survival. Collecting elements includes mining rocks, mining mineral ores and harvesting plants rich in minerals and critical […]

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We are messing up space!

In October 1957, the USSR created a new history in humankind by launching first-ever artificial satellite- Sputnik 1 into space. It not only marked the beginning of new explorations and the Space Age but also befouling of space in the coming decades. Space Junk Is Real Space junk or space debris is any kind of […]

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The consequences of displacing indigenous communities due to mining and deforestation

According to the UN Factsheet, there are more than 370 million Indigenous people spread across 70 countries around the world. The word ‘Indigenous’ refers to the peoples or communities who originally inhabited land or place before it was conquered by the colonial societies. In other words, Indigenous peoples are the earliest known original or first […]

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Is recycling a major part of the solution?

I am sure almost all of us have heard the 5 R’s of the waste management system that is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Rot if not 5 then these 3 R’s for sure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). If all of these used together a lot of waste management issues can be curbed but can we […]

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Looking beyond the myths of plant-based diet

I am a Chartered Accountant and a complete foodie. I turned vegan a year back and as opposed to common belief this did not come in my way of being a foodie at all. I loved cooking earlier too, but I could barely look beyond cheese and paneer when I cooked and even while eating […]

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7 Tools for Selecting Better Shipping Routes

This year, we expect marine shipping companies to reevaluate and reconfigure shipping routes around the world’s oceans. The decrease in maritime travel due to the pandemic in 2020 led some experts to suggest shortening supply chains to lessen the impact of future global catastrophes. The industry’s commitment to decarbonization increases the demand for better shipping routes that have a […]

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How I am fighting for climate justice in Toronto

For the group that I am part of, Climate Justice Toronto, it was really important for us to identify capitalism, white supremacy and colonialism as the root causes of climate change. In the climate movement for so long, it was focused on individual behavior change. Things like switching light bulbs, and riding bikes. The environmental […]

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Forest restoration: Why it is pivotal?

Forest restoration is the action to re-instate ecological processes, which accelerate recovery of forest structure, ecological functioning and biodiversity levels towards those typical of climate forest. Climax forests are relatively stable ecosystems that have developed the maximum biomass, structural complexity and species diversity that are possible within the limits imposed by climate and soil and without continued […]

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How your diet affects animal agriculture and what you can do about it

Veganism promotes a compassionate lifestyle, aiming to omit cruelty towards non-human animals, by avoiding animal products in everything we consume. This includes abstaining from meat, eggs, fish, dairy, honey, leather, silk, wool and products tested on animals, as these industries thrive on the exploitation of our fellow earthlings.  We at Vegan Fest India are working […]

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Demystifying Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism: Bringing Together Feminism and Environmentalism Ecofeminism is more than just a term. The concept emerged during the Second Wave of the feminist movement when a French feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne coined the term in 1974. The purpose of this movement is to link and augment the environmental and feminist movements. It seeks to establish a […]

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‘Eco-sensitivity can be inculcated right from childhood’

Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting festival is celebrated in the month of July to spread awareness about forest conservation and the environment. Well-known preschool education organization, TreeHouse however believes that early and sustained exposure to Nature can help children cultivate a deep and lasting environmental awareness. As Rajesh Bhatia, Founder and CEO of TreeHouse says, […]

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The rationale of a plant-based diet

I have been a vegan for a while now. This paradigm shift from a meat lover to adopting a plant-based diet came through a turmoil of thoughts and rationalizing them to accept the concept myself.  Why do we have canines? Because we are essentially randomly mutated from primates as meat-eating omnivores. That is our evolution. […]

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How I started a community to conserve the rare Amur Falcons

Today, unlike in the past we hear of floods and Cyclonic Storms even in the Hill States like North East and many hill stations. The most recent one we have witnessed was on the first of May, 2016 where a cyclonic storm racing 150-160 Km. per hour destroyed thousands of buildings, uprooted many old tress […]

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Himachal Pradesh flash flood updates: Rescue operations underway, more rain likely today

Monsoons have wreaked havoc in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as heavy rainfall triggered a flash flood in Himachal Pradesh. In Dharamshala, flood waters swept through the streets of Bhagsu Nag village, damaging parked vehicles. The district administration has instructed tourists to postpone their visit to Dharamsala in view of the heavy rains. The […]

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Why I decided to develop my own eco-friendly and affordable air purifier

We all know the problem of air pollution in India and especially in New Delhi. If I breathe the outside air for about four months, my lungs would turn almost black. And according to various institutions, it’s equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day. You can imagine what the harmful effects of pollution can be. […]

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