How do birds survive winter and snow storms?

How do birds survive winter and snow storms?

You have probably noticed when you go for a walk in the winter that everything is much calmer or quieter and this is largely due to the fact that many birds hide underground, migrate or simply change colour to survive the cold temperatures. Migration, for example, is the alternative that many birds find to escape … Read more

Climate Change: Why are Kargil Villages facing drought like situation?

Climate Change: Why Kargil Villages are facing like situation?

In Ladakh, most of the Kargil villages are suffering from a drought-like situation. Most villages rely on glacial or spring water for irrigation and drinking water needs, which have been affected by depleting glaciers and the drying of spring water. Kargil Villages facing drought The Union Territory Administration has been working to find alternative scientific … Read more

Scraping Indus Water Treaty; a water bomb waiting to explode?

North India, including Kashmir might run out of freshwater by 2060

As the world faces the consequences of climate change and global warming, India is no different. The effects are visible across the country and the situation in the upper reaches is no different. The Himalayas are equally facing the brunt of the rising temperatures and a new study indicates that the glaciers that feed several … Read more

Road salt is bad for environment, so why do we keep using it?

Road salt is bad for environment: so why do we keep using it?

This winter has brought significant snowfall to much of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand parts. Historically, more snow has meant more salt on the roads. It’s an effective way to clear the roads in winter, but it also has a huge impact on the environment. As the snowmelt leaves, with the salt components, in the rivers … Read more

Climate change, conflict: What is fuelling lake Chad Basin crisis

Climate change, conflict: What is fuelling lake Chad crisis

Lake Chad Basin, once one of the largest in Africa, is gradually disappearing, due to climate change and persistent conflicts, often linked to the presence of extremist groups. Over time, their populations have become very vulnerable, due to the fact that both factors have fueled tensions between the communities and generated significant displacements of people. … Read more

Journey of Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah now a toxic water body

Journey of Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah now a toxic water body

Buddha Nullah, the toxic vein of Ludhiana, was once a stream of sparkling water. Buddha Dariya (nullah), in the Punjab city of Ludhiana, was once a clear water stream that emptied into one of the largest rivers in the state, the Sutlej. Activists from the Public Action Committee (PAC) and representatives of NGOs working for … Read more

How energy is created from salt water?

How energy is created from salt water?

Electrical energy can be generated naturally when fresh water comes into contact with salt water through a membrane during what is known as osmosis. The concept is relatively simple: a semipermeable membrane separates two liquids with different salt concentrations, and salt ions pass through the membrane until both concentrations equilibrate. The innovation is based on … Read more

Coal Mine: What’s happening in Lützerath

Coal Mine: What's happening in Lützerath

Lützerath, a small town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, has become a symbol of a fierce battle against fossil fuels. This abandoned village has been, for months, an example of climate activism resisting the return to coal in Europe. Now, it has become another victim of the energy crisis that the continent … Read more

It’s getting harder to see stars, why are stars disappearing from sky?

It's getting harder to see stars, why are stars disappearing from sky?

Turning to the sky and looking at the stars at dusk could no longer be a reality. A new study suggests that the thousands of stars and constellations that make up our skies lose visibility year after year due to light pollution.  The data, published in the journal Science, observations made between 2011 and 2022 by volunteers … Read more

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts?

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts?

California is a land of expansion and contraction. Nowhere is that more clear than in its rivers: a month ago they were suffering from drought and now, suddenly, they are overwhelmed by the fearsome storms that hit the state. Rainfall in the region can benefit families’ pockets since barrels can be used to accumulate rainwater and, … Read more