Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Astonishing, alarming, but True! Throughout the United States, trees are dying at an astonishing rate. The reasons for the die-off vary from place to place — drought, disease, insects and wildfires — but reports say the  root cause is the same: climate change. The epidemic is even threatening the oldest white oak tree in America, […]

Nepal adds new bird to its tally!

Nepal adds new bird to its tally!

Grey-sided Thrush, a globally endangered species of bird has been discovered for the first time in Makwanpur district, making up the total bird species in Nepal to 879. According to media sources, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation in September verified the presence of […]

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

NEW DELHI: There is a good news for those who are charmed by the northeast and want to explore its rich wildlife: The Ministry of Railways is working on a proposal to roll out a ‘Kaziranga Express’ for Assam. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who is an MP from Assam, mooted the proposal […]

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says its new dam over the Brahmaputra in Tibet will not affect India.  Justifying its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam, China tried to allay fears that it would affect the river flow into India, saying that there will be no adverse impact on downstream areas. The Lalho […]

Brown Clouds blacken Himalayas

Brown Clouds blacken Himalayas

During the dry winter season from October until May every year, the heavily populated Indo-Gangetic Plain is plagued by severe air pollution. In recent years, people in India and Nepal have suffered from periods of suffocating air pollution, known scientifically as Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABCs). In 2015 India’s air pollution levels overtook China’s. According to […]

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Patna: The State government, for all its pretty noises about saving the environment, were roundly criticized on Saturday by hundreds of students who lined up alongside Bailey Road to observe the funeral of the many trees that were clandestinely hacked down, ostensibly to make way for a ‘flyover’.  Instead of uprooting the trees and replanting […]

Preventing Air Pollution: a Moral Issue

Preventing Air Pollution:  a Moral Issue

Air pollution takes years off people’s lives. It causes substantial pain and suffering among adults and children alike. And it damages food production at a time when we need to feed more people than ever. This is not just an economic issue; it is a moral one. Air pollution can be produced both outdoors and […]

Stop talking, Do Something!

Stop talking, Do Something!

Sir, According to The Central Pollution Control Board, 56 lakh ton plastics are thrown away everyday in India. A survey of 60 big cities concluded that 15342.6 ton plastic garbage is produced daily. Of this, about 60 percent (9205 tons) plastic garbage is recycled, while 6137 tons  does not get deposited in recycle bins and keeps spreading […]

From earth to sky, we are playing with our lives

From earth to sky, we are playing with our lives

World Health Organisation and 300 NGO’s of 50 other countries have together released a report “Global Burden of Disease”. It says that every year in India about 60 lakh people die of  pollution particles that are mixed in the air. Pucca houses, building and other activities of development that generate dust, smoke that comes out of […]

Pollution is a Cultural Problem

Pollution is a Cultural Problem

There is a very fine line between tradition and culture. If tradition is the flower then culture is its fragrance. Our tradition conveys ‘what we are’, and culture shows ‘what we have’. Problems occurs when tradition and culture do not complement each other. Pollution is  one of these problems. Our tradition springs from the worship […]

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

[KATHMANDU] The Nepal Himalayas maybe facing a water crisis over the next decades. A new study forecasts decreasing stream flows and ice volume in the Nepal Himalayas. Dire consequences are in store for power production, irrigation and food security. And that’s bound to have a huge impact on neighbouring countries as well. A joint study […]

Drought spreads liver-cancer causing fungus on crops in India

Drought spreads liver-cancer causing fungus on crops in India

Do you know that prolonged drought can cause cancer of the liver?  Aflatoxin, a liver cancer-causing agent produced by fungi, accumulates on crops like maize, sorghum, coffee and groundnut as a result of stress from prolonged droughts. Exposure to aflatoxin is responsible for 25,200—155,000 liver cancer cases worldwide, according to a UN study. Short-term high […]