The effect of invasive aquatic flora in Wular Lake

by Rohan Nath Introduction Invasive or alien species are notorious for disturbing ecosystems across the world. Invasive species are capable of having large ecological and financial impacts. This can affect the ecological services provided by the nature and also local economic systems which involve the practice of subsistence agriculture and harvest of biological resources. ShackletonContinue reading “The effect of invasive aquatic flora in Wular Lake”

The Significance of the Color Green in Nature

by Prithvi Saravanabawan The famous Spanish poet, playwright, and writer Pedro Calderon de la Barca said “ Green is the prime color of the world”. This encapsulates the love which we should hold in our hearts and our minds for nature, especially forests. But, with the advent of the 21st century, the color green hasContinue reading “The Significance of the Color Green in Nature”

Lessons Learnt from the Uttarakhand Flash Floods

On 7th February 2021, an ordinary day just like any other in Uttarakhand, little did people know that their lives were going to change on that particular day. A sudden flood in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers caused widespread destruction in the mountainous areas. More than 200 people were missing, and 60Continue reading “Lessons Learnt from the Uttarakhand Flash Floods”

Report on the freshwater algae of Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram

by Rohan Nath Introduction  The Meghalayan plateau region adjacent to the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot is known for  Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram. With the second-highest annual average rainfall of 11,820 to  11,872 mm, these regions are hosting a bountiful of perennial water bodies (Fig 1). Fig. 1. Overview map of Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. Image Source: qGIS. TheContinue reading “Report on the freshwater algae of Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram”

Review of groundwater arsenic of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)

by Rohan Nath Introduction  Arsenic contamination of groundwater has been a daunting threat for the public in different regions of the world for the past few decades. More than 200 million populations in 105  countries are exposed to arsenic contamination. Plains of Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra  (GMB) in India and Bangladesh are heavily polluted with arsenic. More than 100Continue reading “Review of groundwater arsenic of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)”

Axing Kerala’s mangroves

While the pandemic has brought enumerable activities to an abrupt standstill, deforestation of Kerala’s mangroves is not one of them. Mangroves are trees and shrubs that thrive on saltwater coasts and can withstand the ebb and flow of the tide. Supporting a luxuriant biodiversity, these vital components of the ecosystem are havens to threatened terrestrialContinue reading “Axing Kerala’s mangroves”

Risk of glacial lake outburst flood in Himachal Pradesh: current and future threats

by Rohan Nath Introduction  Climate change is adversely affecting the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). The  disappearance of mountain glaciers and the expansion of large glacial lakes are physical  evidence of the dynamic impacts of climate changes in the environment. In addition to the  decrease instability of the ice walls and the surrounding rock, the threatContinue reading “Risk of glacial lake outburst flood in Himachal Pradesh: current and future threats”