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Fukushima: A deadly environmental threat beyond the Pacific

Reuters photo   By Zeeshan A. Shah In March 2011 Japan was devastated by a deadly earthquake followed by a giant Tsunami that led to the deaths of over 6000 people. Six years after, the areas of Northern Japan bear witness to a wasteland inhabited by wild boars as human populations had vanished after the […]

Campaign to save India’s Narmada River from pollution

By Jose Kalathil River Narmada, also called Rewa, is the fifth largest river of the Indian subcontinent and the third largest in India with 130 kms after the Godavari and the Krishna.

The Truth about Trump’s Promises on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Job Creation

Reuters photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner The Trump administration’s promises to reform the Environmental Protection Agency, to scale back on environmental laws and regulations, and to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change omit any explanation of the legal processes involved.

Health Effect Institute predicts 4.2 million early deaths due to air pollution

AFP photo   By Jose Kalathil The US-based Health Effect Institute (HEI) has said in a recently released study on the global burden of disease (GBD) that air pollution would claim more than 4.2 million early deaths. Of these, 1.1 million would be in India, which is more than a quarter of world deaths.

Environment Consciousness in Ancient India

By Kaushik Acharya The Vedas are the first texts in the literature of the human race. They deal with knowledge, both physical and spiritual.

Renewable Energy & Environmental Governance: Creating a Sustainable Pakistan

AP photo   By Zeeshan A. Shah Most emerging nations carry additional environmental challenges, battling with the food, water and energy crisis also.

Rising Sea Levels

Banaras Khan/AFP   By Zeeshan A. Shah   Global Sea levels have been rising at an alarming rate this century. Since 1900, the recorded rise in sea levels has been documented at the rate of 0.6 inches per decade but post 1992, recorded levels have seen an increase to 1.2 inches per decade – a […]

Oil: Will Kenya be a victim of the ‘African Curse’?

By Joe Khamisi Less than one year from now Kenya will be exporting its first barrel of oil.

Sustainable energy for all: Overcoming challenges in energy for under-developed economies

By Anant Mishra Introduction Almost 30 years ago, the concept of sustainable energy was still in its infancy, unexplored, undiscussed and relatively without a use. In other words, the concept of renewable energy received no attention from the political leaders or the policy makers then.

Who was responsible for the Kedarnath disaster?

By Dhiraj Kumar Beniwal It has been three years since the deadliest natural calamity at Kedarnath Dham.Thousands of people died at Kedarnath on June 16,2013.

African countries to accelerate progress on Great Green Wall

By Alpha Jallow Ministers from African countries North and South of the Sahara and their development partners are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, at a High-Level conference organized by the African Union to accelerate progress on the Great Green Wall – Africa’s largest rural development initiative.

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

By Olena Kagui “Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review,” says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy.

We Need The Animals

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache   “We do have one Hippo. That is Sebastien. And he is now part of the staff.”