Friday, February 26, 2021


    Uttarakhand disaster: Are there lessons for Jammu and Kashmir?

    A study in June 2019 on acceleration of ice-melting in Himalayas revealed that local glaciers are melting twice as fast in the 21st century as they were from 1975 to 2000 – this, the study says, has disrupted the glaciers which were once sturdily frozen in place.

    Flash droughts set to increase in India, finds study

    Flash droughts are droughts that intensify more rapidly than normal, posing a risk to agriculture, ecosystems and water availability.
    Worsening quality of air around the world could soon be a greater challenge than estimated.

    How Ultra-fine Pollution Particles (UFPs) Can Trigger Non-Fatal Heart Attacks

    Worsening quality of air around the world could soon be a greater challenge than estimated impacting millions of lives throughout the world.

    Meet the man conserving otters in Maharashtra’s Western Ghats

    Conservationist Malhar Indulkar is working to conserve otters and their habitats in the Tillari region of Maharashtra in the northern Western Ghats.

    How Excessive Dependence on Ground Water in the Gangetic Belt is Exposing People to...

    Consumption of arsenic contaminated water in West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh is a major health hazard but little is being done to address the crisis.

    Ambedkar vs. Hindu Nationalism: The Politics of Appropriation

    When the Indian Constitution was adopted in January 1950, B.R. Ambedkar stated that India was entering a life of contradictions for he believed that political equality alone is not a sufficient condition for social and economic democracy.

    Three cities of Bihar continue to wait for cleaner air

    The clean air action plan was implemented in three non-attainment cities of Patna, Gaya and Muzaffarpur in April 2019 but progress on the front has been slow according to environmentalists.

    Exploring the Pivotal Role of the Head Teacher in Transforming the Lives of Children...

    The Anakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project, proposed in the Vazhachal-Sholayar forests of Thrissur district and close to the proposed Athirapilly dam, is a tail-race development project that aims to generate electricity from the water that flows out of the Sholayar dam.

    Saving Darbhanga’s wetlands from encroachment and apathy

    Around a decade ago, in Darbhanga city of the Mithilanchal region of Bihar, Narayan Choudhary started the Talab Bachao Abhiyan, a campaign to save the heritage and wealth of the region – its ponds.

    Water on the Moon: research unveils its type and abundance – boosting exploration plans

    The Moon was for a long time considered to be bone dry, with analyses of returned lunar samples from the Apollo missions showing only...

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