How is Microsoft’s AI intervention helping Indian farmers?

AI For farmers

An AI Sowing App powered by the Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite, which includes Machine Learning and Power BI, was created by Microsoft in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Participating farmers receive seeding advice from the app on the best time to sow. The farmers do not have to … Read more

How religion has helped in the conservation of wildlife in Northeast India?

sacred grooves in india

Sacred groves are a form of nature worship and are considered ‘Sacred Natural sites’ as per the definition provided by IUCN. Since the beginning of time, indigenous groups have performed numerous cultural and religious rites at a location that is dedicated to the local god. Read more: Sacred Groves of India – An Overview There … Read more

Elephants are ‘Environmental Engineers’ and can help us fight climate change

elephants environmental engineers

According to WWF, African elephants are the largest animals walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. National Geographic states that they are slightly larger than their Asian cousins and can be identified by their larger ears. Scientists have determined that there are actually two species of African elephants- Savanna and Forest … Read more

What did power minister say on hydropower projects in Chamoli district?

What did power minister say on hydropower projects in Chamoli district?

Joshimath in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand is experiencing the worst land subsidence in its history. According to experts, there are a number of factors that have contributed to this including a vulnerable ecology due to extensive infrastructure development and seismic zone. For the purpose this article, let us focus on hydropower projects. As per the … Read more

Arunachal Pradesh: Etalin hydro project scrapped in its current form

Arunachal's hydropower projects can destroy almost 50% of native bird species

In a temporary relief for local communities and conservationists, the Forestry Advisory Committee (FAC) has scrapped a proposal to establish the Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley. The Forestry Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, which held a meeting last month on the project, says there … Read more

What happens to Char Dham yatra after Joshimath’s sinking?

char dham yatra bypass to badrinath

Over 800 buildings have developed cracks and the town of Joshimath rapidly sinking, 5.4 cm in 12 days, as reported by ISRO the report. The report has been abruptly deleted by the organization. The question of transportation and connectivity arises since Joshimath is the town that connects places like Badrinath and Valley of Flowers. That … Read more

Look at the poor drainage system in Tinsukia district, Assam

tinsukia poor drainage system

Water supply and demand imbalances have become more severe as a result of population expansion, urbanization, socioeconomic development, and other factors. This is particularly a major concern in emerging nations like India. Water distribution has always been an issue in India. And, in recent years it has intensified due to climate change bringing frequent droughts … Read more

India’s biomedical waste management, and surge during COVID-19

biomedical waste management rules india

As per the Central Pollution and Control Board, biomedical waste means, “any waste which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps.” Biomedical covers a diverse range of materials such as: Categorization Biomedical … Read more

The geographical history of Joshimath and all the disasters in or near the area

Joshimath sinking for last four years, satellite images revealed

The geographical history of Joshimath: Joshimath is a town in the Chamoli District in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Uttarakhand is a unique geographical entity; located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, the state is 86% mountainous and 65% is covered by forest. The state of Uttarakhand is seismotectonically an active region … Read more

Carbon capture: a climate solution or a big fraud?

carbon capture benefits

The Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) explains that carbon capture and storage is a combination of technologies designed to prevent the release of carbon dioxide generated through conventional power generation and industrial production processes. It is done by injecting the carbon dioxide into a suitable underground storage reservoir. In short, capture technology separates carbon … Read more