Environment

Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds

July 22, 2014 / No Comments

Active wind farms in Germany and UK are being rendered by seals for hunting grounds for food. This act has shocked the scientists who saw the same via satellite trackings in the area. ive areas. A research in the journal Current Biology showed that seals encountered a series of pipelines making multiple trips in a day. Far away from the coasts of ...

Vantablack – the darkest material absorbs only 0.035% light

July 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

Vantablack is the darkest material made by the British Company Surrey NanoSystems. It is made of nanohair, which is 1000 times thinner than human hair and are packed so closely that it prevents light to enter. It is so dark that nothing can be as dark as it is. The Vantablack has a number of applications. It is used in astronomical cameras, ...

Cleaning Up The Ganga: A Task Too Herculean To Finish?

June 8, 2014 / No Comments

The Ganga is dubbed as the most sacred of all rivers on the planet. It is not too hard t understand why. If divinity is all about providing man with sustenance and resources and a livelihood to survive, then few on the planet ever match to the Ganges. Flowing across 2,525 kilometers, it touches the lives of over 500 million people ...

Poetic Justice: Giant Nanotech Poster In UK Cleanses The Air With Poetry!

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

Put together an innovative scientist who cares for the planet’s well being and an award-winning poet and what do you get? Apparently a giant poster with a poem that promises to clean up the air in more ways than one! Renowned writer Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan came together to ...

NASA Reveals the Unstoppable Rate At Which Antarctica Is Melting!

May 13, 2014 / No Comments

Most of the doomsday predictions across the globe involve the oceans finally taking over land and if NASA’s latest reports are indeed true, that day may not be far off! A NASA study looking at 40 years of ground, airplane and satellite data shows that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a rate that is far above the normal ...

Gwalior And Raipur Among The Top Four Polluted Cities In The World!

May 9, 2014 / No Comments

It was just yesterday that we gave you an insight into a damning WHO report that stated that Delhi was the most polluted city on the planet. Today, we take you a touch deeper into the report to look at two other Indian cities that have found a place in the top four. When it comes to air pollution, both Gwalior and ...

WHO Reports Dubs Delhi The Most Polluted City In The World

May 8, 2014 / No Comments

If you are a resident of India’s national capital, then you might well shrug your shoulders and tell the world that you knew it all along! Delhi does not find itself on top of many lists across the globe, but in when it comes to pollution, Delhi seems to have finally conquered the top spot.   The latest report released by World ...

Indian Hydro-power plants blamed for deadly floods

May 1, 2014 / No Comments

As per an environment ministry panel, last year’s catastrophic floods in northern India that killed thousands were said to be caused by the hydro-power projects that were badly controlled.   The information from the said organization was acquired last Tuesday by Reuters. June 2013, the heaviest rainfall that was ever recorded caused rivers and lakes to overflow, destroying the nearby towns and villages ...

Constructing a Green Future with the Tools of Today

April 25, 2014 / No Comments

When Greenpeace needs to break ground for a new building, they bring in the same earth moving equipment used by everyone else. There are no solar powered bobcats or tractors that run on compost. Constructing our green future requires the use of today’s standard construction equipment like the ones found on Rock and Dirt. That is no reason to throw our ...

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 ...