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

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

Revival of Bodhghat hydropower irritation project, and its subsequent problems

Bodhghat hydropower irritation project

The Bodhghat Hydropower Project has been a controversial project in Chhattisgarh. And, it has been pending for the last 40 years. First introduced in the 1970s the project sparked controversies in environmental groups over the tribal land. The project was finally abandoned in 1997, completely. Until the Bhupesh Baghel-led government chose to relaunch the Bodhghat … Read more

‘Walkable cities’ are what we need in this climate change era

walkable cities

Most governments around the world are hard at work getting people out of their cars to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality in urban spaces. To do this, governments are increasingly promoting alternative forms of transportation by increasing public transit, bicycle infrastructure, and walkability between community assets. However, globally people are also building cities … Read more

Why so many incidents of flight accidents happening in Nepal?

Why so many incidents of flight accidents happening in Nepal?

The wreckage of the Tara Air plane that went missing in Nepal on Sunday has been found. Four Indians were also on board this plane. The twin-engine plane had taken off from Pokhara to Jomsom on Sunday but disappeared shortly after due to a loss of communication with the air traffic control system. The wreckage … Read more

Asia’s oldest oil refineries in Assam and its environmental impact

digboi refinery impact on environment

Digboi is a town in the Tinsukia District situated in the northeastern part of the state of Assam, India. According to IndianOil, Digboi Refinery was commissioned on 11th December 1901 and is India’s oldest operating refinery and one of the oldest operating refineries in the world. The historic Digboi Refinery has been termed the ‘Gangotri … Read more

Road accidents in India kill 18 people every hour, injuring 44

Why roads in India take 18 lives every hour?

Every hour 18 people die in road accidents in India. On the other hand, on average 44 people get injured in these accidents every hour. The report titled ‘India Road Accidents – 2021’, says that major indicators related to accidents have performed better in 2021 compared to 2019. “Road accidents decreased by 8.1% and injuries … Read more

What is Air turbulence? Is it dangerous?

What is Air turbulence? Is it dangerous?

You probably know the feeling: You’re sitting on a plane, happily cruising through the sky, when suddenly your seatbelt light comes on and things get a little bumpy. Most of the time, turbulence causes nothing worse than momentary jitters or perhaps a spilt cup of coffee. In rare cases, passengers or flight attendants may end … Read more

Best of 2022 on Ground Report: Climate change and much more

Best of 2022 on GroundReport: Climate change and much more

They were nothing more than proof of the impact of this phenomenon induced by human activity and of the urgency to act before it is too late, experts and various United Nations agencies linked to the environment and development point out. 2022 was in charge of demonstrating to humanity how much it has damaged nature, … Read more

Why are the countries not recycling glass?

glass recycling process

Despite being infinitely recyclable and environmentally beneficial, we can notice a declining trend in the case of recycling glass. More than half of the manufactured glass is ending up in landfills instead of being recycled. Apart from logistical hurdles like being heavy to transport and breaking under pressure, there is another important reason. That is, … Read more