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  • PM hits out at modern nations for exploiting earth’s resources; says India’s role in climate change negligible

    PM hits out at modern nations for exploiting earth’s resources; says India’s role in climate change negligible

    Modi informed that to save the soil, his government has focused on five main things: how to make the soil chemical free; how to save the organisms that live in the soil which are called Soil Organic Matter in technical language; how to maintain soil moisture and how to increase the availability of water; how to remove the damage happening to the soil due to less groundwater; and how to stop the continuous erosion of soil due to the reduction of forests.

    June 5, 2022
  • Is eco-shaming enough to save the planet?

    Is eco-shaming enough to save the planet?

    A recent UN climate panel report and the Russian attacks on Ukraine’s nuclear plants do not offer much hope. Unless we think of more radical solutions, eco-shaming may not be enough to prevent us from facing a catastrophic future.

    March 10, 2022
  • Now or never moment for the human race

    Now or never moment for the human race

    "Air and water pollution must be stopped. Land must be made fertile again with the help of trees of mixed species, and the earth once again be clothed in a green mantle of trees. The balance of nature must be restored. Paradise must be regained.”

    February 9, 2022
  • Looking at the ends of the universe

    Looking at the ends of the universe

    An astronomer on the James Webb Space Telescope team explains how to send a giant telescope to space, and why.

    September 21, 2021
  • Arctic squabbles must end to ensure eco-balance

    Arctic squabbles must end to ensure eco-balance

    The only option available to combat this crisis is reducing global GHG emissions.

    July 15, 2021
  • Planetary Boundaries~II

    Planetary Boundaries~II

    The Planetary Boundaries define, as it were, the boundaries of the ‘planetary playing field‘ for humanity if major human-induced environmental change on a global basis is to be avoided. Transgressing one or more PBs may be highly damaging or even catastrophic.

    June 30, 2021
  • Planetary Boundaries~I

    Planetary Boundaries~I

    Carrying capacity itself is a well-known and widely accepted concept in ecology. It is a basic idea relating to sustainability. It often serves as a basis of sustainable development policies that attempts to balance the needs of today against the resources that will be needed in the future.

    June 29, 2021
  • Biggest asteroid to pass by Earth this year comes closest

    Biggest asteroid to pass by Earth this year comes closest

    "There is no chance the asteroid will get any closer to Earth than 1.25 million miles."

    March 22, 2021
  • China sends vessel into earth’s deepest ocean trench with 3 men on board

    China sends vessel into earth’s deepest ocean trench with 3 men on board

    The vessel "Fendouzhe", or "Striver", descended more than 10,000 metres into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench with three researchers on board, state broadcaster CCTV said.

    November 21, 2020
  • Hunger Myths

    Hunger Myths

    There is a knotty problem of defining hunger, subjectively and objectively, and differentiating it from starvation on the one hand and malnutrition on the other. Hunger literally means the physiological desire to consume food. But this subjective definition does not lead automatically to an understanding of the extent of food deprivation.

    August 23, 2020
  • Google marks winter solstice, shortest day of year with an adorable doodle

    Google marks winter solstice, shortest day of year with an adorable doodle

    This day is also host to many religious observances and celebrations.

    December 22, 2019
  • Plea to save Mother EARTH

    Plea to save Mother EARTH

    I am referring to the time earlier when Darjeeling was in its pristine state. During the time when Darjeeling was described as a lovely, beautiful forested land, when she was worthy of being called the 'Queen of Hills' … Darjeeling's corrugated hills were beautiful until they were touched by the corrupt minds of humans.

    November 18, 2019
  • The shadow play of planets

    The shadow play of planets

    The transit of Mercury helps measure our distance to the Sun.

    November 13, 2019
  • Spiritual Growth

    Spiritual Growth

    With self-control, we can avoid many troubles and pitfalls of human life. With control over our mind, we can control our senses just as intractable and recalcitrant horses are better controlled by a seasoned charioteer. However, we shall ever remain mired in the morass of spurious allurements unless we awaken ourself to know our genuine 'Self'.

    October 22, 2019
  • Earth’s Exploitation

    Earth’s Exploitation

    The dawn of the industrial era has harmed nature and its resources which were randomly exploited for many decades without restoring the earth to its natural state. Nature has been exploited in order to meet the demands for material needs of the people and to make money. These actions are said to be the major reasons for the worsening of environmental pollution. It has affected both the air and water. Development work must be carried out without excessive exploitation.

    September 21, 2019
  • ISRO releases first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan-2

    ISRO releases first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan-2

    The mission comes 11 years after Isro successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 in, October 2008.

    August 4, 2019
  • Obligations of the boatman

    Obligations of the boatman

    The harsh reality of “climate apartheid” is reflected in this metaphorical story.

    July 18, 2019