Environment

Who Mourns the Last Ones?

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Spread the love           Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the last of your species? To wander ceaselessly across land, water, sky in search of another like you and to find nothing but illusions. Radhika tells us about the vanishing species, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There are few […]


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Dandora Dumpsite is a Bedroom for the Urban Poor in Nairobi

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Spread the love           Dandora is the biggest dumpsite in Nairobi, an estate littered with dirt and overflowing sewers pouring into the drainage system. For most though, it is the high level of crime, thanks to the jobless youth, who idle in the area, youth who strike fear in residents, even in broad daylight. It is a lifeline […]


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Vitamin G – Gift from the Generations Gone: Walk Barefoot, Sleep on the Floor

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Spread the love           Our ancestors well understood the miracles of body-earth-universe harmony. We knew that connecting to earth’s natural energy prevents fatigue, chronic pain, regulates stress hormone, enhances good sleep, neutralises cell-damaging molecules, promotes optimal biological rhythms, body reverts faster to relaxed state, builds a strong immune system. All this came naturally to grounded generation by […]


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Protest against Dumping Unprocessed City Waste in Village under Swachh Bharat

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Spread the love           Allahabad Nagar Nigam is dumping more than 100 trucks of city waste in Village Baswar, under Chaka Block, without processing and cleaning it. Nagar Nigam pays Rs 600 per tonne for processing and cleaning but the filthy waste is dumped without cleaning. A report for Different Truths. Karchana Committee of AIKMS held a […]


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Malayali Greed has Come Home to Roost: Unprecedented Flood Devastation is Man-Made

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Spread the love           It is no time for a blame game. And yet it may be not be inappropriate to do a reality check. The agonising experience has put the fear of God back into the Malayali mind, which he had long exchanged for material and matter. And God, who had lost his own country to […]


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Fear Stalks Rain-Ravaged Kerala: Grim Tale of Death, Destruction

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Spread the love           Kerala is no stranger to rain havoc and the resultant flood fury. But the ordeal by water the state is undergoing at present has no parallels. The solitary exception, perhaps, is the rain of misery which battered the state 90 years ago. To say that fear and tension stalk the state is perhaps […]


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Dam it, Nature is a Real Rascal: Gods Own Country Goes Underwater

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Spread the love           It’s the speed of the water that’s worrying. One road was washed away. The waters will have to recede to get a correct estimate of the human toll. Kochi faced a Friday evening high-tide threat. Some 10,000 people were in relief camps. The Arabian Sea waited with open mouth. But even an ocean […]


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Melting Glaciers, Climate, and Water Quality: Are We Heeding to the Environmental Warnings?

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Spread the love           The link between climate and water quality is perhaps most poignantly illustrated through the lens of coastal and freshwater eutrophication: the delivery of excessive nutrients–nitrogen and phosphorus are typically the most concerning– to water bodies from agricultural production as well as from urbanisation and other human activity. The effects of eutrophication are many, […]


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How to Setup an Energy-Efficient Work Space?

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Spread the love           The way we running out of natural resources, energy conservation is the foremost step we need to take to Save Earth. Mahima shares tips on how by simple measures you might ensure that you conserve energy in your office, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. There is so much talk about […]


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A Major Victory for Environmentalists in Kerala

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Spread the love           A study made by a research officer of the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests suggested that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) must make all efforts to protect the ecologically sensitive site. The study was conducted following a complaint filed by the Vayalkkilikal. A report, for Different Truths. It is a […]


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