Sunday, October 17, 2021

Tag: ENVIRONMENT

Harnessing the unrealised potential of agroforestry in curbing climate change in India

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Experts believe that increasing the area under agroforestry could also fulfil multiple Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.

The balance between jobs in the renewable energy and fossil fuel sectors could play...

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Renewable energy jobs are claimed to embrace the shifting millions, involved directly or indirectly in the coal sector. But the transition is far more complex than it appears.
We seem almost addicted to the internet, often at the cost of the environment.

The True Environmental Cost of the Internet

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The internet has become a quintessential part of our lives and we depend on it for most things but do we realise its consequences for the environment?

Traditional Wisdom and Community Involvement:Key to Rainwater Harvesting

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This article advocates for uses of traditional wisdom in rainwater conservation.
Planet earth painted on two hands. Image source - Twitter

The West’s view on climate change condemns millions

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The stumbling blocks of the climate crisis remain vested in the stubbornness of advanced countries to admit having caused the problem, and to change their practices.
Sunderlal Bahuguna with wife Vimla Bahuguna

Sunderlal Bahuguna and Vimla Bahuguna:Seven Decades of Serving Forests, Rivers and People

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Sunderlal Bahuguna and his wife Vimla Bahuguna spent seven decades of their life working towards saving the environment and for raising a voice against its relentless exploitation and misuse.
Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna with activists at Tehri/Wikimedia Commons

Will the Government Honor Sunderlal Bahuguna’s Vision for the Himalayan Region?

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The Government of India and the Uttarakhand state government have been prompt and generous in their homage to the great environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna who passed away recently but will they honor his vision for the Himalayan region?
Bittu Sahgal started the publication Sanctuary Asia in 1981, after being involved with India’s tiger conservation efforts in the 1970s. Photo from Sanctuary Nature Foundation.

Bittu Sahgal: “Young people want to protect the environment, but don’t have their hands...

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Bittu Sahgal is among India’s pioneering conservation and environment journalists, who started the publication of Sanctuary Asia in 1981, after being involved with India’s tiger conservation efforts in the 1970s.
Sanitation Workers at Risk

Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet...

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Despite significant advances in space research, India has failed to tackle its toilet-sanitation problem.
In an email interview, Raghavendra Gadagkar talks about the possibilities of low-cost research. Photo from Raghavendra Gadagkar.

Science on a shoestring budget

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In his latest book, ethologist and evolutionary ecologist Raghavendra Gadagkar, speaks about the importance of low-cost research and the need for academia and Indian society to recognise and attach social prestige to it.

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