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 many nuclear reactors does India have?

How many Nuclear reactors India have?

Nuclear power is the fifth largest source of electricity generation in India after coal, gas, wind power, and hydroelectricity. At present, India has 22 operational nuclear reactors with an installed capacity of around 6,780 MW. India is not very rich in fossil fuel resources and considering the large and increasing demand for energy, all sources … Read more

What happens to clothes that don’t get sold in thrift store?

What happens to clothes that don't get sold in thrift store?

Shopping for second-hand clothing is increasingly popular, to the point where the sector’s global market shares are expected to overtake those of fast fashion brands before the end of the decade. It’s a small revolution that is being played out in the shadows.  Although a percentage of unsold clothing is recycled into new textiles, it is estimated that … Read more

Know the environmental impact of your animals’ diet

Know environmental impact of your animals' diet

A recent investigation carried out in Brazil investigated the environmental impact of the diet consumed by dogs and cats. According to their results, the dog population of this country (the second largest in the world) would represent between 2.9% and 24.6% of the total emissions in Brazil. In mid-November, the United Nations (UN) reported that the … Read more

Fodor’s no go list 2023: Skip travelling these places to save environment

Fodor’s no go list 2023: Skip travelling these places to save environment

Travel publication Fodor’s has published a “No” list with 10 destinations tourists should avoid in 2023. Run alongside a “Go” list, the “Don’t” list is intended to highlight “destinations to reconsider visiting in 2023,” the editors say. Barcelona, Paris and Dubrovnik are all included in a section called “suffering cultural hotspots,” while Venice and the … Read more