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.

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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...
Indian Truck Polluting

Highway to Help: India’s Trucking Predicament

Research by Aditya Vikram Written by Tanvi Mehta India’s trucking industry relies on heavy-freight trucks for 65% of its activity. While they are the most efficient...
October 2017 bangalore/ bengaluru flooding

Crisis in Bangalore: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Written by Stuti Pachisia “It only has to rain for a short while for the city to get completely submerged. This creates a lot of...
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...
Electric Vehicles India

Electric Vehicles, Clean Indian Lungs: The Reality of the 2020 NEMMP

At the SIAM convention earlier this month, Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport Minister, made evident the government’s intention to make a switch to electric...
Sparrow on a Ledge

The Case of the Missing Sparrows: What can be done?

Here’s a haunting question to ask yourself: when was the last time you saw a House Sparrow fluttering about in your balconies or even...
Life in Plastic, Not Fantastic

Life In Plastic, Not Fantastic: Is there an answer to New Delhi’s woes?

Written by Stuti Pachisia Delhi’s ever-expanding population has dimmed the chances of ensuring a sustainable future for itself. As a city with over 22 million...
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...