Environment

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 ...

Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister could be an environmental disaster

March 31, 2014 / 1 Comment

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 ...