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

Environment plans should be updated annually: NGT

Environment plans should be updated annually: NGT

The National Green Court (NGT), in its order dated January 17, 2023, has made it clear that environment plans at the national, state and district levels in the country must be prepared and updated every year. Significantly, this instruction was approved as a continuation of the previous NGT order of February 8, 2022, on the … Read more

Important environment days in 2023

Environmental Days in 2023: these are most important dates

Historically, the United Nations Organization (UN) commemorates certain days, weeks, years and decades to sensitize and educate people about different issues and problems that the world is going through. In general, it is the Member States that propose the dates and the General Assembly approves them through a resolution. Below we offer you an environmental calendar for 2023 … Read more

Year Ender 2022: Environment-friendly New Year’s eve party

Year Ender 2022: Environment-friendly New Year's eve party

The holiday season is here, and in many parts of the world, that means shopping, shopping, shopping. However, this dizzying consumerism is harming the planet. Excessive purchases are part of an unsustainable consumer culture that is fueling a triple planetary crisis of climate change, loss of nature and biodiversity, and pollution and waste. 1. Homemade … Read more

Five countries cause half of environmental impact when producing food

Five countries cause half of environmental impact when producing food

The NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) has led the edition of maps showing the pressure exerted by the global food system on the environment and climate. More environmentally efficient “Nobody had done this before, and the mapping has been a mammoth task,” says Daniel Moran, a researcher in the Department of Energy and … Read more

Goa’s new airport in Mopa endangers livelihood of hundreds of farmers

Goa's new airport in Mopa endangers livelihood of hundreds of farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11, 2022, inaugurated the first phase of the Greenfield International Airport at Mopa in North Goa which is about 35 km from the capital city Panaji. Mopa is being promoted as a sign of commercial and other ancillary development, and to cater to a higher volume of tourists. However, … Read more

How relational values contribute towards sustainability?

How relational values contribute towards Sustainability?

People usually support and participate in activities that have some value to them. Therefore, when implementing plans for the sustainable use and conservation of socio-ecological systems (SES), it is essential to respect and include the values of people. Integrating relational values into ecological systems A study from Japan now shows how integrating relational values into … Read more

In US 450,000 hectares of dead trees, what happened to them?

In US 450,000 hectares of dead trees, what happened to them?

A few weeks ago, a group of officials from the United States Forest Service who were monitoring a Gigantic forest in the state of Oregon, in the western part of this country, found themselves faced with a scenario that caused them great concern. Fatal factors As announced by the Forest Service of that country, it … Read more

What is Save Sahastradhara Trees movement?

sahastradhara save trees

Trees are being cut on Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. To stop this, many local people started protesting there. The women hugged trees to save them from cutting. Meanwhile, the police also tried to remove these protesting women. These trees are being cut to widen the road. Uttrakhand HC okays felling of … Read more