Dammit! – Idamalayar Dam

A mini series that brings to light the stories of India’s dams 📍Idamalayar Dam, Ernakulam district, Kerala  ഇടമലയാർ അണക്കെട്ട് നിർമ്മിച്ച ഈ അണക്കെട്ടിനു 373 മീറ്റർ നീളവും 102 മീറ്റർ ഉയരവുമുണ്ട്. The Idamalayar Dam is built on Idamalayar river, one of the major tributaries of the Periyar river which originates from the Anaimalai Hills. It is a 102.4mContinue reading “Dammit! – Idamalayar Dam”

Jal Jeevan – Thamaraikulam Lake

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  Ennore is a region in Chennai located in the Kosathalaiyar basin area. This basin houses several bodies of water close to each other that are the primary sources of water for the region. The area consists of many factoriesContinue reading “Jal Jeevan – Thamaraikulam Lake”

Dammit! – Cheruthoni Dam

A mini series that brings to light the stories of India’s dams 📍 Cheruthoni Dam, Idukki District, Kerala ചെറുതോണി അണക്കെട്ട് ഇടുക്കിയും കുളവും അണക്കെട്ടും ഉൾപ്പെടുന്ന പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമാണ് ചെറുതോണി അണക്കെട്ട് Built over river Periyar, Cheruthoni Dam is a concrete gravity dam just 1km to the west of Idukki Arch Dam.Constructed in 1976 with aid from Government ofContinue reading “Dammit! – Cheruthoni Dam”

Jal Jeevan – Alasanatham Lake

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies To the east of the city of Hosur is the Alasanatham Lake. Hosur was ruled by several revered kings in the Sangam age. It is on the banks of the Thenpenniyar river and is today bustling with industrial activity.Continue reading “Jal Jeevan – Alasanatham Lake”

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”