Water crisis due to climate change: More serious than previously thought

Water crisis due to climate change: More serious than previously thought

Until now, projections of climate impact on river flows were typically calculated using physical models, such as those reported by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). A study published in the journal Nature Water analyzed data from more than 9,500 river basins around the world, finding that climate change could lead to much more serious local water crises than … Read more

Joshimath-like cracks in Kashmir’s Doda town, What are the similarities?

Is another Joshimath being made on banks of J&K's Doda?

Following the mass migration of Joshimath from Uttrakhand due to its feared subsidence, a similar tragedy nearly struck the banks of the Chenab river of Jammu and Kashmir, where 21 residential structures developed cracks in the Thathri tehsil of Doda in December of last year. The sudden cracks in the residential houses set off alarms … Read more

What is India energy week 2023 and what should we expect from it?

india energy week 2023

India Energy Week is to be held in Bengaluru from 6-8 February 2023. India Energy Week is the first major event under India’s G20 Presidency. In addition, it also follows Prime Minister Modi’s pledge at COP26 to cut India’s emissions to net zero by 2070. Read more: India Energy Week Held under the support of … Read more

Mumbai Climate Action Plan, Explained!

Mumbai Climate Action Plan

The main objective of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan is to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle the challenges of climate change by adopting inclusive and robust mitigation and adaptation strategies. The plan aims to identify vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change. And, to increase resilience by introducing sector-specific … Read more

What is India’s first geothermal field development project?

geothermal energy project ladakh

According to National Geographic, geothermal energy is heat that is generated within the Earth. It is a renewable resource that can be harvested for human use. Hydrothermal, geo-pressurized, hot dry rock and magma are all sources of geothermal energy. Their heat can be captured and used directly for heat or their steam can be used … Read more

What is ‘Supersite’ launched by the CM of Delhi?

supersite launch delhi pollution control van

The Chief Minister of India on 30th January launched the Supersite and Mobile (AQM) Van for the Real-Time Source Appointment Study to combat the pollution problem in Delhi. The Environment Minister states that the launch of the supersite is one of the most important aspects of Delhi’s campaign to combat pollution. It will assist in … Read more

Amrit Dharohar scheme, and the state of Indian wetlands

wetlands of India Amrit Dharohar

Amrit Dharohar Scheme: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) defines wetlands as, “submerged or water saturated lands, both natural and man-made, permanent or temporary with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not … Read more

‘100% renewable energy reliant by 2040’: Kerala’s SAPCC

Kerala climate action plan explained

Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change 2023-2030 was drafted by the Directorate of Environmental and Climate Change with the Department of Environment Government of Kerala. The major aim of this plan is to address the impacts of global warming and climate change in the state of Kerala.  The State action plan The state action … Read more

Overfishing in the FMPO industry, killing India’s marine ecosystem

FMPO Industry affect on marine ecosystem

FMPO Industry: Fishing is a common livelihood in India and is a major sector within the economy contributing 1.07% of its total GDP. The fishing sector in India supports the livelihood of almost 28 million people. According to the National Fisheries Development Board, in India more than 50 different types of fish. And, the shellfish … Read more

Environment Budget 2023: Funds reduced for Green India Mission, Key points

environment budget 2023 key points

Environment Budget 2023: Nirmala Sitharaman started her Budget 2023 speech with a pledge to make India a green economy, but no concrete provision was made for the environment in her budget. On the contrary, the budget for the Green India Mission has been cut. However, an additional Rs 49 crore will be allocated to the … Read more