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Urban Ecology

Specific focus on citizens, municipal corporations and governance in fast-growing cities; rapid diminishing of urban ecosystems and the impact of natural resources. Emphasising the environment as the pivot in urban planning.

Of Governance and Garbage

Written by Ahan Bezbaroa  With rousing revelations, such as the IPCC’s recent Special Report that identified 1.5 degrees Celsius as the limit to which the...
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Sparking A Conversation: India, its Environment and the Future

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, a Professor of Environmental Studies and History, discusses the the key issues...
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Disaster Management in Kerala: Coming up Short and Dirty

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Researched by Ayushi Ghosh  The floods that ravaged Kerala were ruthless in their destruction. The physical damage to infrastructure is staggering; 11,000...
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Building Sustenance

The world’s cities occupy just 2% of the land use but account for 71-76% of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Closer to home, India’s...
Threat that Looms in the Air: A Report of New Delhi during Diwali

Threats Looming in the Air: An Assessment of New Delhi During Diwali

Researched by Siddhant Sachdeva Written by Gauri Bansal Every year, a blanket of thick and toxic smog engulfs most of the National Capital Region, with air pollution...
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Recycling India’s Waste Woes: A Two-Pronged Solution

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Alongside a seventh of the world’s population and a fast-growing economy, India is also home to a huge waste problem. Every...
The Kavoor Sewerage Treatment Plant is located in Mangalore, India. The facility treats wastewater before releasing it safely into a nearby river or to industrial parks where it is reused.

From Waste to Water: How Recycling Wastewater Kills Many Birds with One Stone

Humanity is at a point where indiscriminate use and pollution of water has reached a tipping point. Increasing water scarcity will not only limit...
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Episode 3: The Right Start — Beating the Single-Use Plastic Problem

Narrated by Sumit K. Yadav  While it was earlier speculated and suggested that there will be a complete ban on single-use plastics, the government has...

Yamuna Floodplain Reservoir: Technically Feasible or a Grand Announcement?

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore A recent water stress index has ranked India the 46th highest risk country in the world;11 of India’s 20 largest cities...
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A Highway of Contention

Written by Arathi Menon Photographed by Abhishek N. Chinnappa Balachandra, Conservator of Forests and Field Director, Project Tiger, Bandipur, is a worried man. Close on the...

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