Environment

Fighting For Environment Costs Hundreds Their Lives Across The Globe

April 17, 2014 / No Comments

When we watch James Cameron’s Avatar, then we all know who we are rooting for – the indigenous Na’vi, whose land and natural wealth is being stripped away from them by those looking to make profits. Yet, in the real world, the truth is quite different. Hundreds of environmentalists, natives and those caring for the natural wealth of the planet are ...

Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister could be an environmental disaster

March 31, 2014 / No Comments

Many perceive the accession of Narendra Modi to the seat of India's next Prime Minister as a potent threat to our environment.   The harbinger of “the Gujarat Model” of economic development in a recent declaration made his intentions clear regarding the reopening of mining activities in the concerned areas.  This goes on to substantiate the apprehensions of environment enthusiasts’ that they ...

The Worst Oil Spills in Human History

March 25, 2014 / No Comments

The world has witnessed a spate of life threatening oil spills in the recent history. The causes of oil spills are numerous and so are the consequences. This is an open secret that crude oil is highly toxic and has detrimental effects on our ecology. The ill effects are visible even after the petroleum has dried up from the ocean surface. A ...

Missing MH370: China Releases New Satellite Image Of Objects Floating In Indian Ocean

March 23, 2014 / No Comments

As the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 enters the third week, a new image from satellite has been released by China, which shows a large object floating in Indian Ocean. This is now being considered a lead as experts believe the debris can be from the miss airliner. The news was announced by Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysian Transport Minister, in his ...

More than Half of the World’s Population will be Water Starved by 2050

January 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

If you have been hearing a lot on how water is becoming extinct, you need to know this. We are not running out of water soon. If you look at any map that shows the southern hemisphere centred on the South Pole, you will realize this. But we may not be able to have access to fresh water where it is ...

Tiny Island Takes Shape Following Volcanic Eruption

November 25, 2013 / No Comments

A new island has taken birth. Following an underwater volcano eruption south of Japan, the tiny piece of land has emerged from the down below and formed itself into a new little island. All of 600 feet in diameter, it isn’t even an island per se. We need to call it an islet. It has been reported that the islet was created ...

The World’s Greenest Airports

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Even the most Earth-conscious among us struggle to stay ‘green’ when it comes to travel. The only thing that stands between us and the sunny beaches of our dream holiday destination is a few hours on an airplane, and plenty of harmful co2 emissions. The impact of air travel on the environment can be difficult to reconcile. However, the importance ...

Plastic Consumption by Predatory Fish Revealed

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Predatory fish from the offshore waters around Hawaii have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastics and other marine debris. This was found as part of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The scientists who, over a six year period, investigated the stomach contents of 595 fish representing 10 predatory open-ocean species, including commercially ...

Protecting Our Urban Landscapes: Eco-Friendly Cities to Learn From

July 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

When it comes to establishing an eco-friendly lifestyle, you may think that major cities have it the hardest. Surely these urban spaces, the financial and industrial hubs, will never be the shining examples of green living that we see in forward-thinking suburban communities or quaint self-sustaining villages - right? Wrong. In many ways, big cities are the best places to start ...

How to Save Water During Droughts

July 4, 2013 / No Comments

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing early drought conditions again this year, including Texas, Colorado and Southern California. Lack of rainfall negatively affects agriculture, livestock, and drinking water quality. Drought also increases the risk of destructive wildfires. Because agriculture uses 80% of our water supply, our food supply is threatened by continued drought. Our recent blog post, “How Do You ...