Twin Pond of India’s Water Capital

There are urban centers in the world that proudly talk about their natural landscapes. Their water bodies, hills, gardens and more. Water bodies such as rivers & lakes/ponds often become the identity to a certain city. The tom-tomming is usually about the kind/type or number of these water bodies. There are even cases of exaggerationContinue reading “Twin Pond of India’s Water Capital”

Plastics are Vessels for Land Pathogens

A lot is talked about the effects on marine wildlife, formation of microplastics, toxic containments due to prolonged exposure to sea water and damaging the aesthetic value of tourist destination caused by the careless disposal of plastic waste in the oceans, but what is less known is that this same plastic serves as carrier forContinue reading “Plastics are Vessels for Land Pathogens”

Story of Hidden Deep Sea Monsters

Story of hidden Deep Sea Monsters Deep sea monsters or the Deep sea creatures are the animals that live below the photic zone of the ocean. What is the photic zone of the ocean? Photic zone also known as sunlight zone or limnetic zone is the uppermost layer of the ocean receiving sunlight and allowingContinue reading “Story of Hidden Deep Sea Monsters”

Day Zero: Avoiding a Global Water Crisis

From the air we breathe to the water we drink, pollution has pervaded every activity essential for human beings. With the current state of water pollution and climate-change-induced drought, the world may be heading towards a water crisis. Certain pockets of the world have already confronted severe water shortages, leading up to Day Zero. DayContinue reading “Day Zero: Avoiding a Global Water Crisis”

The Tragedy of Commons

The concept of Tragedy of Commons revolves around an individual’s motives to act according to benefit oneself without taking into account the interest of the whole community or society. The theory of Tragedy of Commons was first developed by the American ecologist, Garret Hardin who defined it as “a situation where shared environmental resources areContinue reading “The Tragedy of Commons”

The Montreal Protocol

Depletion of the ozone layer began in the 1960s and there was an immediate need to draw the world’s attention to it. Some of the primary warnings on the threats to the ozone layer came from the Nobel laureates Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in 1974 in their publication “Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: chlorine atomContinue reading “The Montreal Protocol”

Principle of Preventive Action

Among the several principles of environmental studies, preventive action is an important principle that focuses on the oft-quotes proverb, “Prevention is better than cure.” Historical significance The approach to Preventive Action can be traced back to the London Convention, named ‘Convention Relative to the Preservation of Fauna and Flora in their Natural State’, of theContinue reading “Principle of Preventive Action”

Tobacco is killing us and the planet

As of 31st May 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concern over the impact of the Tobacco Industry on the environment and human health. Annually, “the tobacco industry costs the world more than 8 million human lives, 600 million trees, 200 000 hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water, and 84 millionContinue reading “Tobacco is killing us and the planet”

The Global Menace of E-waste: A General Overview

Annual e-waste production is estimated to exceed 74,000,000 tonnes in 2030 and is expected to weigh more than 203 Empire State buildings (Graham, 2020). It is alarming and there is a dire need to address the global menace of e-waste in light of the growing advancements in the field of science and technology. What isContinue reading “The Global Menace of E-waste: A General Overview”

Climate Finances – A brief overview

In order to meet the global targets of climate change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, every member nation requires funds in order to meet the objectives. These funds allocated towards climate change mitigation are called climate finances. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defined climate finances as those “local, nationalContinue reading “Climate Finances – A brief overview”